Ministries and Missionaries

Local Missionaries and Ministries

The Owen Center

Gary Spooner
Covenant supported ministry since 2016

The Owen Center is a counseling ministry working toward a movement in Christ-centered biblical counseling in East Alabama.


Keith and Nikki Ray
Covenant supported ministry since 1975

Marannook is a summer training center in the Scriptures for college students with a practical application of that training through working with children/campers.

Women’s Hope Medical Clinic

Daria J. Monroe
Covenant supported Ministry since 1983

The mission of Women’s Hope Medical Clinic is a Christian ministry dedicated to meeting the needs of young women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Its secondary objective is to promote the sanctity of human life and the benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.

Trinity Christian School
Supported by Covenant since before 1998

The mission of Trinity Christian School is to help parents cultivate in their children an enduring love of learning, a commitment to serve others, and a dedication to the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, forged from historical models of orthodox Christianity.

Reformed Univerity Fellowship

Wes Simmons
Covenant missionaries since 2014

The Mission of RUF is to Reach Students for Christ and Equip them to serve in God’s Kingdom.

Global Missionaries and Ministries

Dorcas House

Serving in Romania
Victor and Mihaela Tarniceriu

Covenant missionaries since 1999

The Tarnicerius minister through three church congregations. Victor and Mihaela also direct Dorcas House, a home for six orphaned girls who have aged out of Romania’s state-run orphanages. These girls receive spiritual nurturing and education designed to prepare them to live independently.

Orphanage Emmanuel

Serving in Honduras
Wade and Lourdes McCollum
Covenant Missionaries Since 2006

Children’s Home Emmanuel was founded in 1989 to help the Lord raise His children in Honduras. Facilities include the church, homes for the children, staff, and volunteers, dining halls, a laundry facility, warehouse, bakery, gymnasium, and medical and dental clinics. Emmanuel is now home to over 400 abandoned and abused children of all ages.

RUF International

Matthew and Sherrene DeLong
Covenant supported campus ministry since 2014

RUF International is the campus ministry of the PCA that is specifically geared towards international students. Our main goal is to show the love of Christ to international students at Auburn University through biblical hospitality.


We support missionary organizations whose main focus is to reach those people groups around the globe that have the fewest followers of Christ.

>> Learn more about unreached people groups

Mission to the World

Serving in Guam
Mike and Eli Sabin
Covenant missionaries since 2000

From Guam, shortwave radio station KTWR broadcasts biblical programs to the Asia/Pacific region.  Several “closed” countries lie within its coverage area.  Mike and Eli have been serving on Guam under an agreement between MTW and TWR (Trans World Radio) since February 2002.

Mission to the World

Serving in Osaka, Japan
Frank Harrell
Covenant missionary since 2016

Mission to the World is the overseas church planting agency for the Presbyterian Church in America. Our goal is to see individuals, families, and communities transformed by planting churches.

Ripe Harvest

We support a number of missionary organizations who main focus is outreach to groups of people who may have hearts desiring to hear the Gospel.

Sarah Wentworth

Serving in Bundibugyo, Uganda

Covenant missionary since 2015

Sarah was given a heart for missions through multiple short-term trips (Peru, Kazakhstan, London, Moldova, and Uganda) with her church. As she was led to pursue long-term missions, Serge’s vision and mission fit keenly with her desire to engage in discipleship and mentoring. She also ministers to the physical needs of the people through veterinary medicine.

Mike and Kelly Maney

Serving with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Covenant missionaries since 2004

Following God’s call to be a part of the solution of caring for missionaries, the Maneys (then with their first 2 daughters, and now with 3) moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007 to be a part of the MidSouth Regional Team of CRU as they serve staff by training, sending, coaching, and debriefing missionaries to many partnership locations such as The Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Sweden, Senegal, and some closed countries in Central and East Asia.

Tim and Lois Hunter

Serving in USA/Africa
(including secure online giving)

Covenant missionaries since 2010

The Hunters have been with Wycliffe since 1985 serving in various technical and administrative roles both overseas and in the USA. They currently serve in the area of oral Bible storytelling as part of Wycliffe’s OneStory initiative. Covenant Pres reaches various parts of the African continent through Tim’s training and consulting in the OneStory project.

Bradley and Sara Cordell

Serving in L’viv, Ukraine
Mission to the World

Covenant Missionaries Since 2011

Sensing God’s call overseas, the Cordells joined the MTW Ukraine church planting team in L’viv in 2012. As the largest and most influential city in Western Ukraine, L’viv holds strategic significance in the western region and in the culture. The goal and vision of the MTW team is to plant a church planting church in L’viv and to reach an entire region with the Gospel. The L’viv church plant is the first reformed evangelical church in this strategic city. Bradley serves as the team’s Executive Administrator and Sara works with the women’s and children’s ministries of the church.

Financial Support

We partner with missionaries and missions-minded organizations who are committed to spreading the Gospel throughout the world. We also support local ministries who are committed to serving others in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Each year Covenant holds a Missions Month where we ask our church family to make individual, personal commitments through a “Faith Promise” donation, specifically for missions and outreach.

Learn more about Faith Promise

Upcoming Missions Opportunities

For additional information, or if you would like to join one of the teams, contact David Rouse, Markus Kreitzer, or Heike Williams.

Clarkston, Georgia

June 4-8, 2018

Learn more or join the team!

Palmer Home

June 18-22, 2018

Learn more or join the team!

Missions Message

Missions Message

Blossoming:  An Outreach Opportunity


Auburn Friends of Internationals (FOI) is a network of ordinary Americans who welcome and befriend international students visiting Auburn University to pursue their education.

The FOI Sponsor Program was founded to provide a caring “home away from home” experience for students from other countries who would like to build a friendship with a local family. American families befriend international students to learn from them and to help them as sojourners in our land (These students have their own housing and have passed an English proficiency exam).

Working with local organizations, such as Covenant, FOI recruits American host families and individuals who are interested in sharing life-on-life with an International student or scholar.  Auburn University’s “Auburn Family Friend Program” then signs up the interested International students and scholars and pairs them up with a FOI host family.

Auburn University is home to more than 1600 international students and the number is growing.  This is a special group of people, many of whom are destined to become tomorrow’s world leaders. It has been estimated that in the next 25 years, one-third to one-half of the world’s top leaders in government, business, education and military will be educated in the United States.

The goal of the Auburn FOI program is to reach out to these students and welcome them with kindness and friendship as they spend their time in Auburn.

Next Sunday, July 29, Laura Fuller of Friends of Internationals-Auburn will visit Covenant to encourage members of our congregation to participate in the FOI program by becoming hosts of  international students.

In addition to recruiting FOI hosts, FOI has a couple of practical needs they are hoping to meet in the form of Welcome Basket items for newly arriving international students. Their goal is 80 baskets and they have made a lot of progress toward that goal! Items they still need are lightweight blankets (20 total) and healthy snack items (any quantity). For the blankets, a throw blanket or twin-size blanket is what they have in mind. Something they could cover up with when they sleep or nap, but it doesn’t have to be designed to go on a bed. has a few options, all under $10 price point.

If you would like to provide blankets or snack items, please contact John Parr, email: or telephone: 334 750 0340.


Palmer Home Missions Trip!

Last week our youth traveled to Palmer Home for Children in Mississippi. They helped with repairs and maintenance from tiling bathrooms to yard work, as well as spending time with the children.

“Serving the people at Palmer Home this week was so humbling. I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to love on these kids 💓-Sarah

“This place has my heart!!!!❤️” – Molly

“Missing it already!!” – Natalie

“People change me more than I could ever attempt to change them” – John

“Thank you fpcbrewton & cpcauburn for spending a week at Palmer Home!  We are so thankful for your time and commitment to Palmer Home.”


Here are some pictures from the trip!