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Sunday Service & Bible Study

 

8:30 AM – Early Morning Worship Service – New Testament Auditorium

9:45 AM – Sunday Bible Study – Both Facilities

10:40 AM – Morning Worship Service – New Testament Auditorium

 

Wednesday Services

 

6:30 PM – Family Worship (GPS) – New Testament Building

6:30 PM – Student Life Worship Service (Sr. High) – Old Testament Building

6:30 PM – All Stars Kid's Clubs (Ages 5–12) – Gym

6:30 PM – Nursery and Preschool (Ages Birth–4) – Classrooms

 

1025 East Rio Road

Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Phone: 434.973.5536

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ABOUT US

  • OUR HISTORY

    Covenant began in 1952 with eleven members. Services were conducted in a store building on Hinton Avenue. The congregation built a new church on Altavista Avenue and moved into it in January 1955. Construction completed after the move included a parsonage and an annex with classrooms and a fellowship hall. In 1980 the congregation again relocated to an educational facility on Rio Road, with the new parsonage being completed a year later.

     

    Pastor Harold L. Bare, Sr., assumed the pastorate in September of 1981, and construction began immediately on the sanctuary, additional classrooms and fellowship hall. Services in the new sanctuary were held on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1982.

     

    Since 1982, ministries have steadily expanded. A strong emphasis on foreign missions predicated a growing missions effort for the local community. Ministries to the elderly, handicapped, imprisoned, etc., evolved. The burden for people enlarged to include other churches, retired ministers, American Indians, and pioneering new churches.

     

    In March 1996 Covenant moved their worship services into a new 500-seat auditorium built adjacent to the older structure. The new facility also includes a full size Gymnasium and recreation area.

     

    In 2007 Covenant Church celebrated 55 years of worldwide ministry, as well as 25 years of Pastor & Laila Bare’s leadership of the local body. We are grateful for the mighty blessings of God upon this congregation.

     

    Today, Covenant Church averages about 800 in Sunday morning attendance. We are trans-cultural, crossing ethnic, racial, social and economic barriers. Our missions heart leads us to assist and encourage brothers and sisters around the globe.

  • OUR SENIOR PASTOR

    Dr. Harold L. Bare, Sr. is a former social worker/counselor and college lecturer. While serving Covenant Church since 1981, he has authored several books, including A Month of Sundays, They Call Me Pentecostal, Hell is War, and numerous articles. Pastor Bare completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He is married to Dr. Laila Bare. Concurrently Laila earned her Ed.D. from Virginia Tech and is a sought after public speaker. They have three children, Danny, Dana, and Joshua, and 9 grandchildren.

     

    Email: pastorbare@covenantchurch.net

     

     

  • OUR BELIEFS

    We believe:

     

    * In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

    * In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

    * That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

    * That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

    * That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

    * In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

    * Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

    * In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

    * In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

    * In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

    * Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

    * In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.

    * In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

    * In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

DR. JEFF PADGETT, PH.D.

COMMUNICATIONS PASTOR

Pastoral Staff

DR. HAROLD BARE, PH.D.

SHAWN SMITH

WORSHIP AND FINE ARTS PASTOR

OUR STAFF

SENIOR PASTOR

LYNDSEY DUNN

STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR

BETTIE CHRISTIAN

CARE PASTOR

Administrative Staff

DONNA TOUCHTON

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

ABIGAIL WELLS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

JESSICA DIZON

BOOKEEPER

ERICA DALTON

PRESCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR

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