Senior Pastor: Dennis Langford
As a young man I grew up in the home of a local church pastor. My participation in church wasn’t always optional. My parents strongly believed in church attendance. My three siblings and I had no choice but to comply with their wishes. While I did not raise my own children with the same demands, I have come to appreciate my heritage from my parents. It was during this time as a child that biblical foundations were formed in me through teaching, relationships and fellowship with God’s people. Prayer was always a part of my growing up years and I am deeply indebted to my mother and my dad for instilling in me the necessity of prayer. I have learned through their example and practice that prayer is always appropriate in any setting. Though they did not know this in their lifetime, I have used the acronym PUSH (pray until something happens) in the face of many challenges with great success and victory. They Pushed many victories through by never ceasing to pray.
Director of Ministries and Music Ministry Leader: Sharon Langford
Serving my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and being a laborer in ‘His Kingdom Work’ has been foremost in my life for 50 plus years. The Holy Spirit led me to a saving relationship with Jesus when I was a child at Linden Church of God. I have always loved church, loved the Bible, loved Gospel music, loved family, friends, the family of God, and loved serving in ministry! The Lord has blessed me with a godly husband who shares these joys with me! Together, we have been in full time ministry since 1974.
Our home is a haven to Dennis and I and we continue to make many wonderful memories with our immediate family (Randy and Joy, Cabe, Micah, Zachary; Jeremy and Marla, Benjamin, Carter) as well as extended family. In addition to my family and church responsibilities, I am also a licensed educator with Kindermusik International and have my own Kindermusik business locally.
I enjoy connecting with people and sharing love and encouragement as I have opportunity. I live life with an eternal perspective. I enjoy the daily journey ‘trying to make the most of every opportunity’ and at the same time I BELIEVE ‘the BEST is yet to come’!
Women’s Ministry Leader: Becky Anderson
Rebecca Anderson is a native born central Floridian. She has been with this ministerial leadership team since September of 1997. Rebecca currently serves on the praise and worship team and is our women’s ministry leader. Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to the day when she will be in full time ministry.
Prayer Ministry: Judy Buck
Judy Buck came to Covenant Life in November of 2006. Her passion for prayer began around 1990 when she and her friends would gather around her dining room table and discuss prayer needs for their families and church. They would find scriptures to support their requests, write them down and then go before our Father to intercede for their church and families.
Judy is currently our Prayer Ministry leader. She has a strong passion to see God’s people comfortable with being intimate with Jesus, Holy Spirit and our Heavenly Father. In prayer, Judy focuses on intercession for people to know their giftings and call from the Lord, to know their authority in Christ and use it for His glory, and to be set free from all bondages so that they can be free to witness God’s love for people. Judy’s husband, Al is also a prayer warrior and assists her with this ministry.
“caring for others”Mission’s Ministry and Church Secretary: Dianne Frank
Dianne counts it a blessing to have the opportunity to help others. “This ministry belongs to the Lord, I am just a willing vessel for him to use”.
Kingdom Life Children’s Ministry Leader: Joyce Issacs
Joyce Issacs leads our Kingdom Life Children’s ministry. Her gifting with puppets and guitar help the children respond to the teachings of the Bible. Her team of teachers and assistants give the children a variety of activities each Sunday morning. They also share the puppet ministry in the church services several times a year. Joyce’s love for Jesus is evident in all the ministry activities she shares with the children.
P.S.A.L.M. Youth Ministry Leaders: Kristin and Kevin Merwine
Kristin Merwine has been leading our P.S.A.L.M Youth Ministry since September, 2015. She is assisted by her husband, Kevin. Their aim is to lead the youth of our church into fellowship and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
Adult L.I.F.E.R Leader: Linda Creech
Linda Creech, an ordained minister of the Gospel, leads our Wednesday night L.I.F.E.R. group. Her thorough research and study in the Word of God is shown clearly in her teaching style. Her walk with the Lord gives her great spiritual insights into what God has for us today. She continually challenges the class to dig deeper into the the Truths of the Word.