Covenant’s Story

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Covenant EMC was founded in May of 1984. Dr. Edward Williamson felt called to establish a church in the Morgantown area that would not only teach the truths of God’s Word, but equip believers to walk with Jesus daily and live it out in their communities. The vision the founders of the church received from God was that Covenant was to be a place where we would feed God’s little lambs.

The church began meeting at the Ramada Inn and quickly moved to a warehouse on the Mileground. In 1988 the current structure was built and continued to grow and expand in ministry.

Dr. Edward Williamson remained senior pastor until 1998 when God led him to become the General Superintendent of the Evangelical Methodist Denomination. Former associate pastor, Rev. Daniel Pacifico, became the senior pastor until the Lord called him home in 2002. God led Rev. Jamey Gremillion to Covenant as the next senior pastor until 2012 when he took a position as the Intercultural Ministries Director at Ohio Christian University. Dr. Edward Williamson’s youngest son, Rev. Nathan Williamson, became the senior pastor in December of 2012.

Over the years God has utilized Covenant to reach our local region, as well as, spread the Gospel internationally. God has led dozens of our members to full time Christian ministry both on the international mission field and the pastorate. In fact, Covenant has planted 5 different churches throughout the north central West Virginia.

Covenant Christian school was founded by Mrs. Loretta and Dr. Ed Williamson in 1992 with pre-school, K3-K4-K5 classes. The school has since added grades through middle school/junior high. The staff has ministered to over 1800 students, and has a current enrollment around 150 students.

Covenant continues to have the vision of feeding God’s lambs. Although the church has been established for close to 30 years, we know that the life and the viability of a church or ministry is not in looking back only what we have done in the past, but continually looking forward to what God wants us to do in the future.

Covenant remains a place where we vision not only for the current generation, but seek to live in such a way that our children and grandchildren will choose to live to know the Jesus we are so passionate about.