Meet the Diamonds
"Lord Here Am I, Send Me" - Isaiah 6:8
After graduation from North Park Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity Pastor Kevin and his wife Angie made the move from their hometown of Columbus, OH with their two boys (Preston & Carson) to the town of San Andreas, CA. During that time God allowed the church to experience vitality and much experience was gained. We praise God for the fact that revivals are still taking place!
Before being in California, Kevin served as Associate & Youth Pastor for nine years at Faith Covenant Church near the Diamond's home town (where Kevin & Angie both graduated from The Ohio State University). Many years of youth ministry, including YoungLife and other local churches, has ingrained in Kevin & Angie with a passion to never make the Gospel of Jesus Christ boring.
Being a part of the community is important to Kevin & Angie so you will regularly see us at activities around the community. One of the first ways that the Diamond and Rock Served the community was by providing DJ services for free to schools and non-profits throughout the Space & Treasure Coasts. Many of those events include our two boys...Preston & Carson. We love that they understand the vision of church planting too and are excited about watching God lead the creation of new church as we serve Him.
We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church.
We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers.
We affirm a conscious dependence on
the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
Evangelical, but not exclusive
Biblical, but not doctrinaire
Traditional, but not rigid
Congregational, but not independent
The Evangelical Covenant Church is a pilgrim church. Until
Christ comes, we worship, serve, and witness so that the whole
earth may hear God’s voice, learn of God’s love, and experience
If you want to learn more about the Evangelical Covenant
Church visit the Covenant website at www.covchurch.org or contact us
for more information.
When new members join the church, they are asked two questions about belief:
“Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?”
“Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?”
They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church.
That’s all. That is enough.
But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. While the Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed (we do affirm the Apostle & Nicene Creeds), we take our theology very seriously, and our history as well. We are a Reformation church, a part of the Church universal, and an evangelical church. In that heritage, we share certain central beliefs, which draw us together in faith and fellowship and make possible a freedom among us on more widely ranging issues.
We describe those central beliefs as “affirmations.” We hope that as you read these affirmations you will find yourself identifying with them in your own faith experience. If they raise questions for you or you would like to read further, we would encourage you to ask your pastor (if you are already in contact with a Covenant church) or any Covenant pastor for more suggestions.
HOW WILL WE REACH THIS GENERATION?
Church planting endures as one of the most effective strategies to reach young people, engage a growing multiethnic population, and develop vibrant local churches that make disciples.
We invite you to discern your call to advance the kingdom of God by becoming a partner in this ministry. Together, we seek to answer one primary question, “Is the Living God calling you to support this church plant right now?"
We are proud to be a part of what God is doing with Covenant Church Planting in the Kingdom of God.
In our increasingly post-Christian era, 83% of Americans do not attend church. Nearly 1/3 of young people under 30 are religiously unaffiliated. Every year, more than 3,000 churches shut their doors, never to open again. Myriad challenges – from rapid demographic change to tepid evangelism – render churches ineffective in communities across the country.
WANT TO SEE HOW COVENANT CHURCH PLANTING IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE?
Watch this story of a Covenant Church Plant in Orlando, FL