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OUR HISTORY

 

Christ Covenant Church was born out of prayer and a realization that the east side of Michigan does not have an abundance of confessional, reformed churches. From the start our group has attracted people from Midland, as well as Bay City, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and beyond.   

In the summer of 2003 a small group of people began to gather on the driveway of Dave and Rhonda Sarafolean, each Sunday evening to discuss what a new church might look like.  By the end of that summer the group had grown to nearly thirty people.   It continued to meet during the fall and winter holding its first worship service in March 2004.  In November 2005 Christ Covenant Church became a particular (self-governing church) when elders were installed.  A year later Pastor Sarafolean left his position at the Dow Chemical Corporation to serve the church full-time.  In May of 2007 deacons were ordained and installed.

In our early years, we met in the building on the corner of Gordon and Grove Streets in Midland.  Due to structural issues with that building we were forced to move out on short notice in June 2011.  For several years we used the youth center of another church in town.  In early 2016, we purchased the former Community of Christ building at 2821 Ashman Street, Midland.

In the summer of 2017, our congregation voted to affiliate with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. We were officially received into that denomination in October 2017, in a service of recognition and installation conducted by the Presbytery of Michigan and Ontario.

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