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Who We Are

On a Mission in Berkeley and Beyond

Covenant Church is a Bible-based, spirit-filled church in Berkeley. No matter where you come from or where you’re at in life, you’re welcome to join us. Our goal is to help you find just what you’ve been looking for from God so you can be spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally empowered.

Who We Are

On a Mission in Berkeley and Beyond

Covenant Church is a Bible-based, spirit-filled church in Berkeley. No matter where you come from or where you’re at in life, you’re welcome to join us. Our goal is to help you find just what you’ve been looking for from God so you can be spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally empowered.

“God is still working miracles, signs and wonders. Keep expecting Him to do great things in your life and watch what happens next.“

Bishop K.R. Woods
Lead Pastor

“God is still working miracles, signs and wonders. Keep expecting Him to do great things in your life and watch what happens next.“

Bishop K.R. Woods
Lead Pastor

Our Mission

Building Community

At the Cov, we aren’t just a church. We’re a community of committed believers in Jesus Christ. We take great pride in making sure each Covenant Church member discovers and takes ownership of their ministry. By guiding members from being in the crowd to becoming the core of the church family, we know that everyone who walks through our doors can experience the supernatural power of Jesus in their lives. As a result, our church can reach many more souls than just one person can do by themselves.

Free to Worship

At our core, we just want to connect people with Jesus Christ, and we do that through our life-changing worship services. Even if people think they’ve experienced church before, our goal is to provide a different kind of worship experience that helps people explore their faith and grow in their ministry.

All About Jesus

We are a church that is passionate about sharing the message of Jesus Christ with people of all nationalities. We carry out that goal by spreading love through outreach beyond our church walls and in the Berkeley community, our world missions, theater productions, social media and radio programs.

Purpose-Driven

Our desire is to always be a holistic church that empowers people spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. This is the driving force behind our purpose-driven ministries that serve families, married couples, singles, students, seniors, youth and young adults.

Our Mission

Building Community

At the Cov, we aren’t just a church. We’re a community of committed believers in Jesus Christ. We take great pride in making sure each Covenant Church member discovers and takes ownership of their ministry. By guiding members from being in the crowd to becoming the core of the church family, we know that everyone who walks through our doors can experience the supernatural power of Jesus in their lives. As a result, our church can reach many more souls than just one person can do by themselves.

Free to Worship

At our core, we just want to connect people with Jesus Christ, and we do that through our life-changing worship services. Even if people think they’ve experienced church before, our goal is to provide a different kind of worship experience that helps people explore their faith and grow in their ministry.

All About Jesus

We are a church that is passionate about sharing the message of Jesus Christ with people of all nationalities. We carry out that goal by spreading love through outreach beyond our church walls and in the Berkeley community, our world missions, theater productions, social media and radio programs.

Purpose-Driven

Our desire is to always be a holistic church that empowers people spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. This is the driving force behind our purpose-driven ministries that serve families, married couples, singles, students, seniors, youth and young adults.

Sundays

We aim to provide every member and visitor with a rewarding experience every time we meet for worship. When you come to church on Sundays, you’ll be welcomed into a friendly environment that strips away all the traditions you were taught about religion and helps you build an authentic relationship with God.

Sundays

We aim to provide every member and visitor with a rewarding experience every time we meet for worship. When you come to church on Sundays, you’ll be welcomed into a friendly environment that strips away all the traditions you were taught about religion and helps you build an authentic relationship with God.

What We Believe

What does the Bible say about God?

We believe in One God who is infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purposes, omniscient and omnipresent. We believe that He was revealed to us as Father in creation, Son in redemption and as the Holy Spirit in His comforting grace that never leaves those who trust in Him.

What does the Bible say about Jesus?

We believe that in Jesus Christ “dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, for it pleased the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell.”

What does the Bible say about Jesus’ birth?

We believe in the virgin birth, that Jesus was both human and divine—the very God manifested in human flesh.

What does the Bible say about Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection?

We believe in the literal death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus. We believe that He ascended on high and has sent His Spirit, the same Holy Spirit which was poured out at Jerusalem over 1,900 years ago and is still filling the hearts of those who diligently seek Him today.

What does the Bible say about water baptism?

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This constitutes the “new birth.”

What does the Bible say about holy life?

We believe in a holy, sanctified life, as well as other scriptural essentials such as divine healing, the Lord’s Supper, footwashing, and the glorious catching away of the saints when Jesus returns in the clouds of glory to take his people to heaven.

What does the Bible say about the purpose of man?

We believe that man’s chief aim is to glorify our Savior, who is Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

What We Believe

What does the Bible say about God?

We believe in One God who is infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purposes, omniscient and omnipresent. We believe that He was revealed to us as Father in creation, Son in redemption and as the Holy Spirit in His comforting grace that never leaves those who trust in Him.

What does the Bible say about Jesus?

We believe that in Jesus Christ “dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, for it pleased the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell.”

What does the Bible say about Jesus’ birth?

We believe in the virgin birth, that Jesus was both human and divine—the very God manifested in human flesh.

What does the Bible say about Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection?

We believe in the literal death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus. We believe that He ascended on high and has sent His Spirit, the same Holy Spirit which was poured out at Jerusalem over 1,900 years ago and is still filling the hearts of those who diligently seek Him today.

What does the Bible say about water baptism?

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This constitutes the “new birth.”

What does the Bible say about holy life?

We believe in a holy, sanctified life, as well as other scriptural essentials such as divine healing, the Lord’s Supper, footwashing, and the glorious catching away of the saints when Jesus returns in the clouds of glory to take his people to heaven.

What does the Bible say about the purpose of man?

We believe that man’s chief aim is to glorify our Savior, who is Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Our History

Bishop K.R. Woods founded Covenant Church in 1995 in Berkeley. Under the anointed leadership of our pastor, the church has continued to grow every year and we are considered one of the fastest growing churches in the East Bay.

Over the years, we’ve been blessed to establish ministries that extend beyond the walls of the church and reach all parts of the Bay Area. Some of the more notable ministries include the City Help Mobile Free Clinic, Covenant Word Television Broadcast, City Help feeding and homeless ministries and the Nursing Home Visitation Corps.

Under the anointing of God, Bishop Woods has always stressed that his mission is to heal the broken-hearted, preach deliverance to those who feel like they’ve been held captive by their past and show people how to achieve freedom in the Spirit. We are a member of the Northern California District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

Our History

Bishop K.R. Woods founded Covenant Church in 1995 in Berkeley. Under the anointed leadership of our pastor, the church has continued to grow every year and we are considered one of the fastest growing churches in the East Bay.

Over the years, we’ve been blessed to establish ministries that extend beyond the walls of the church and reach all parts of the Bay Area. Some of the more notable ministries include the City Help Mobile Free Clinic, Covenant Word Television Broadcast, City Help feeding and homeless ministries and the Nursing Home Visitation Corps.

Under the anointing of God, Bishop Woods has always stressed that his mission is to heal the broken-hearted, preach deliverance to those who feel like they’ve been held captive by their past and show people how to achieve freedom in the Spirit. We are a member of the Northern California District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

Covenant Leaders

Our pastoral staff serve as the leadership team that exists to use their gifts, energy and resources to make the church great for everyone.

Bishop K.R. Woods
Lead Pastor

Bishop K.R. Woods, the “Bishop on a Mission,” was called to the ministry at an early age and has served in the church for 35+ years. He is passionate about Jesus, people and life, and he stays true to the words Jesus spoke in Luke 4:18-19: “That he came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.” In addition to being our pastor, Bishop Woods is an author (Exploring the Gray Areas), evangelist and seminar speaker. He is the chairman of the Northern California District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area.

Carolyn Pope
Associate Pastor

Carolyn Pope got saved at a very early age and has dedicated her life to serving God’s people. She is a licensed evangelist missionary. She has helped build several churches and previously hosted a radio broadcast ministry. Known for her caring and loving heart, Carolyn has transformed many lives at the Cov.

Chris Patterson
Executive Pastor

Originally from Indiana, Chris Patterson brings a wealth of experience to the church. He was a youth and young adult leader at his previous church. He is also a talented drummer. At the Cov, Chris served as a care pastor and Christian education director before being elevated to executive pastor. Chris and his lovely wife, Christine, also lead the church’s Dynamic Marriage class.

Felicia Frasier
Outreach Pastor

As the outreach pastor, Felicia Frasier is passionate about winning souls for Jesus. Whenever you’re in Berkeley, you might see Felicia passing out gift cards, ministering to women at shelters or facilitating afternoon Bible studies. She has also taken the lead when our church has participated in international mission trips.

Denia Briggs
Executive Director

Bio coming soon.

Covenant Leaders

Our pastoral staff serve as the leadership team that exists to use their gifts, energy and resources to make the church great for everyone.

Bishop K.R. Woods
Lead Pastor

Bishop K.R. Woods, the “Bishop on a Mission,” was called to the ministry at an early age and has served in the church for 35+ years. He is passionate about Jesus, people and life, and he stays true to the words Jesus spoke in Luke 4:18-19: “That he came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.” In addition to being our pastor, Bishop Woods is an author (Exploring the Gray Areas), evangelist and seminar speaker. He is the chairman of the Northern California District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area.

Carolyn Pope
Associate Pastor

Carolyn Pope got saved at a very early age and has dedicated her life to serving God’s people. She is a licensed evangelist missionary. She has helped build several churches and previously hosted a radio broadcast ministry. Known for her caring and loving heart, Carolyn has transformed many lives at the Cov.

Chris Patterson
Executive Pastor

Originally from Indiana, Chris Patterson brings a wealth of experience to the church. He was a youth and young adult leader at his previous church. He is also a talented drummer. At the Cov, Chris served as a care pastor and Christian education director before being elevated to executive pastor. Chris and his lovely wife, Christine, also lead the church’s Dynamic Marriage class.

Felicia Frasier
Outreach Pastor

As the outreach pastor, Felicia Frasier is passionate about winning souls for Jesus. Whenever you’re in Berkeley, you might see Felicia passing out gift cards, ministering to women at shelters or facilitating afternoon Bible studies. She has also taken the lead when our church has participated in international mission trips.

Denia Briggs
Executive Director

Bio coming soon.

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