Darren Hook

21Darren Hook
Senior Pastor
dhook@covumc.org
 
 
My wife LeeAnn and I have been in and around the church most of our lives. However, we did not become, “born-again,” and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ until our young adult years. Maybe God allowed us to experience some time in the “wilderness” so that we could better minister and relate to a whole host of different people today. Our heart’s desire is to see men, women, boys and girls, develop an authentic Christian walk. No matter what has happened in the past, God is in the business of forgiveness, reconciliation, change and salvation.
 
I surrendered to God’s calling on my life into full-time ministry over 17 years ago. I feel very blessed to serve as Senior Pastor of Covenant UMC. During my ministry, I have been awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism Award recognizing our emphasis on seeing people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. And, I have also received the G. Ross Freeman Leadership Award with my work encouraging men to be involved in ministry.
 
Over the last seven years at Covenant, the church has grown from an average worship attendance of 432 on Sunday mornings to over 1,100. Our Sunday School attendance averages over 500 each Sunday and our membership has grown from 1171 to over 1831. The best news of all is that 358 people have come into membership by professing their faith in Jesus Christ!
 
LeeAnn and I, as well as our three daughters, are very active in ministry together and we enjoy spending our time together outdoors in God’s beautiful creation. I would like to personally invite you to Covenant. We have three worship services on Sunday mornings; at 8:30 and 11:00 we offer a more traditional service and our 9:45 is a contemporary service. We hope to see you all in worship on Sunday mornings.
 
• Life Verse: Matthew 6:33: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
 
• My Staff Role at Covenant: Visionary Leader, Preacher, Coach, Encourager