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Christ Covenant Church Names Kevin DeYoung as New Senior Pastor

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Mar 27
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Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina has just named Rev. Kevin DeYoung as the congregation’s new senior pastor.

DeYoung will be taking over for Dr. Mike Ross who announced in 2016 that he will be transitioning into a different area of ministry. A press release on the church’s website says that the congregation voted overwhelmingly for DeYoung to serve as their new senior pastor.

The Aquila Report notes that DeYoung is a rising figure within the Christian community and is a pastor, prolific author, and scholar. He also writes for The Gospel Coalition.

He will be taking on leadership of the 1,800-member PCA (Presbyterian Church of America) church beginning June 19, 2017. Christ Covenant is one of the largest churches within the PCA denomination.

DeYoung is currently the pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan--his home state. He holds a B.A. in religion from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and Master of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Early Modern History at the University of Leicester in the UK.

In addition to his new role as senior pastor of Covenant, DeYoung has also been named Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, 11 miles from Matthews.

DeYoung and his wife, Trisha, have seven children ages 13 and younger.


Publication date: March 27, 2017