Covenant Community Presbyterian Church was started in 2001 as a uniting of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Wexford and the Covenant Community church plant, a ministry of Westminster PCA in Butler, PA.
Covenant Presbyterian Church was started as home Bible study in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, becoming a particular church on November 23, 1975, at which time the congregation met at the North Hills YMCA with founding pastor Rev. K. Eric Perrin. In 1978, the current property on Wexford Run Road was purchased and the church building was constructed. Covenant Presbyterian ministered on the site through 2001.
Covenant Community church was started as a church plant by Rev. J. D. Funyak with the oversight and assistance of Westminster PCA in Butler. It met in the Cranberry Cinemas in the Cranberry Mall on Rt 19.
In 2001, the Lord led these two congregations to join their hearts in worshiping our God as one body of believers. Rev. J.D. Funyak, pastor of the Covenant Community church plant, was called to lead our new congregation. From the inception of Covenant Community Church as one church family, it has been our desire and we believe our calling to be a blessing to all people in word and deed, extending God’s grace to Marshall Township, Cranberry Township, the greater North Hills, and the Pittsburgh region.
In January of 2011, the Rev. Jonathan Price was called as our next Pastor. He previously served as Assistant Pastor at Murrysville Community Church, and brought with him more than 12 years of experience ministering with and to youth, children, and families.
In mid-2011 the Elders of Covenant Community began the process of “re-visioning.” Through months of prayer and discernment, our leadership more clearly defined, in general, what God calls the Church to be, and how we believe he is calling Covenant Community to live that out. At it’s most foundational level, Covenant Community Church is called together to Worship God, Love One Another, and Serve Our Neighbors. For more detail, see our Vision/Mission and Purpose/Goals. By God’s grace we will continue to be a gospel-centered church that exists for the glory of God, to be used by God as an instrument for gospel transformation of individuals, families, communities, and culture.
Previous pastors: Rev. K. Eric Perrin, Rev. Robert Eickelberg, Dr. William “Kip” Slawter, Dr. Dean Ulrich, Rev. J. D. Funyak.
Though Covenant Community has, as is true with all churches, experienced the effects of the fall throughout its history, we praise God that it is indeed “His story” and that in His sovereign grace the Lord continues to bless His church. To Jesus Christ belongs all praise and glory!