Who We Are

Covenant Church is a Cumberland Presbyterian congregation. It was established in the Latta community of Oklahoma in 1932. Our members come from not only the Latta community but from the city of Ada and many communities in this area.

Our church seeks to live out its name – Covenant – by upholding its covenant relationship with God by

  • Glorifying Him
  • Loving and caring for each other
  • Sharing His love with the world around us
  • Growing in knowledge and understanding of His word
  • Fellowshipping and having fun together

The purpose of Covenant Church is to glorify God through worship and Christian fellowship, minister to all people, and cultivate disciples for Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

Covenant Church is a Cumberland Presbyterian congregation. It was established in the Latta community of Oklahoma in 1932. Our members come from not only the Latta community but from the city of Ada and many communities in this area.

Our church seeks to live out its name – Covenant – by upholding its covenant relationship with God by

  • Glorifying Him
  • Loving and caring for each other
  • Sharing His love with the world around us
  • Growing in knowledge and understanding of His word
  • Fellowshipping and having fun together

The purpose of Covenant Church is to glorify God through worship and Christian fellowship, minister to all people, and cultivate disciples for Jesus Christ.

What We Believe as Cumberland Presbyterians

The Cumberland Presbyterian denomination began in 1810. Our denomination’s beliefs are similar to those of other mainstream Christian denominations. Like many other Christians, Cumberland Presbyterians believe in:

  • God – Creator of the universe
  • Jesus Christ – the Son of God who came to earth as a man so that we might see God’s love in action; our Savior because of what He did on the cross
  • Holy Spirit – the presence of God in the world around us and in the hearts of every believer
  • The Church – the universal body of all of Christ’s followers
  • Forgiveness of Sin – given through the grace of God and made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Life Everlasting – is promised to all believers because of the resurrection of Jesus
  • The Bible – the inspired word of God; the infallible rule of faith and practice; our guide for Christian living

 

Cumberland Presbyterians interpret the Bible very much like other Protestants do. Ultimately, however, every Cumberland Presbyterian must find a personal set of beliefs through study, contemplation, and worship.

  • The Trinity – God exists as three persons in one – the Father (Creator), the Son (Redeemer), and the Holy Spirit (Comforter)
  • Heaven – This is a place of eternal presence with God, where believers will live with God in total, absolute joy and splendor
  • Hell – This is total, absolute separation from God, which can exist now on earth but will also exist for all eternity for those people who refuse to accept the saving grace of Jesus
  • Resurrection – Christ defeated death when God raised Him from the dead. We, as believers, also defeat death and are raised to eternal life in the presence of God
  • Confession – This is a voluntary and healing act. It is made directly to God, although it may be made in a pastor’s presence or as an act of corporate worship
  • Salvation – Our salvation comes as a miracle of God’s grace. When we confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we receive the gifts of God’s grace. One of those gifts is the assurance that we have been saved. Our salvation begins that moment, here on earth, as we experience God’s presence in our daily lives. That salvation continues for all eternity.
  • Grace – This is God’s gift of his blessings to us. We cannot earn God’s grace; we can do nothing to deserve God’s grace. It is His gift to us, freely given. God’s grace brings us blessings of salvation, love, joy, peace and all the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Cumberland Presbyterians recognize two sacraments –

  •  Baptism – This sacrament unites us to the body of Christ – the church. Baptism does not, however, save us. It is simply an outward sign that marks us as members in the community of faith. This sacrament can be received as an infant or when making a profession of faith. Baptizing an infant is a way of recognizing that God’s grace comes before faith. In other words, God loves us before we ever know Him.
  • Communion – In this sacrament we share in the death and resurrection of Christ. The bread and juice are symbols of his body and blood. In the sharing of this sacrament we acknowledge Jesus’ suffering and his self-giving love for us. But this sacrament is also a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus and the destruction of the power of death in our lives.

From the Pastor

 

The word Theology is a combination of two Greek words:  “theos” which we translate into God and the word “logos” which means word.  So when we throw around, “what is your theology” what we are really saying is what are the words you believe about God?  If we are honest this question is a moving target. God did not stop creating in Genesis.  God is still creating:  new life, resurrection, constantly challenging us and pulling us forward in new, exciting directions.  That is the story of the Bible; God challenges groups of people and individuals to not stay where they are but move forward.  Our prayer is that story becomes our story; that God takes us as individuals and as a church in new and exciting directions.   We are Biblically based and hold to the teachings of Jesus Christ.   By the power of the Holy Spirit we feel called to serve our local community and the global community.  We are a church who love each other and are welcoming of all people.   If you have been looking for a church community who is warm and welcoming to all we invite you to come and check out what God is doing in the Covenant Community. 

Staff

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Duawn Mearns, Pastor
Duawn@covenantcpc.org

Duawn has been pastoring churches for over 17 years.  A native of Arkansas he graduated from Bethel Univeristy with a degree in Sociology and then went on to Memphis Theological Seminary where he earned a Master’s of Divinity.  Duawn has been married for 14 years to his wife Honey who is a Kindergarten teacher at the Latta School.  They have three daughters Anna, Sara and Emma.  Besides spending time with the church and his family he enjoys: playing golf, reading, cooking and rooting for his beloved Razorbacks, Cubs and Manchester United Reds. 

 

Susan Kiser, Director of Elementary Christian Education
susan@covenantcpc.org

Susan taught elementary classes for Byng/Francis Schools for 28 years. Now retired from teaching in public schools, Susan has turned her talents in a new direction. She currently works as church secretary, and is the Director of Christian Education for our children.

Susan and her husband Frank have two daughters and three grandchildren.

 

Stacey Bolin, Youth Minister
staceybolin@covenantcpc.org

Stacey grew up in Covenant Church. She now leads the church’s youth ministry. In addition to her work with the church’s youth, Stacey teaches at East Central University, sharing her education and experiences in technology and business with her students. Stacey is currently working on her PhD.

Stacey is married to Brandon, and they have two daughters, Ava and Jessi. In Stacey’s spare time, she and her family enjoy cooking, traveling, and outdoor adventures.

 

Click here to visit the Covenant Youth page

 

Kathy Lofton, Choir Director
information@covenantcpc.org

Our choir director Kathy and her husband Lynn joined Covenant Church in 2007. She enjoys the fellowship we have at church because it feels like “family.” Kathy also enjoys teaching Sunday School for all ages.

Kathy taught in the Byng School System for 21 years.

 

JaNell Fleming, Pianist
information@covenantcpc.org

JaNell joined the Latta Cumberland Presbyterian Church (now Covenant) on Easter Sunday, 1957. For most of those years, she has played one of the musical instruments for either the children or the worship services. Beginning at the age of six, she was trained in classical music by Mabel Crabtree. While a senior in high school, she began learning to play the organ from Hazel Bunch, who was at that time the church organist.

JaNell has one daughter, Tonya Sanders who is married to Rick. They have three children. JaNell is a retired public school teacher. JaNell considers praising God through music a large blessing in her life.

Contact Us

15791 State Hwy 1W, Ada, Oklahoma 74820

Office Hours:  Monday — Thursday,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Phone No:  580-332-0799

Pastor: Linda Snelling

Administrative Ass’t: Susan Kiser

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