About Covenant


"He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations." Psalm 105:8

Who

Covenant Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The OPC, founded in 1936, is a small, faithful denomination that seeks to proclaim the hope of the gospel and the riches of the Reformed faith from generation to generation.

What

Our primary standard is the Word of God, contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Our secondary standards are the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, which contain the system of doctrine found in Scripture.

Why

The Bible describes the church as the bride of Christ. To love Christ is to love his bride as well. We are dedicated to sharing the treasure that is Christ with our neighbor next door and our neighbor on the far side of the earth.

Our Beliefs

Our Denomination

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church is a theologically conservative Presbyterian denomination. It was founded in 1936, in the aftermath of the split between conservatives and liberals over the integrity of the Bible, the gospel, and the purpose of the church in the world. When conservative defenders of the Christian faith were ousted from Princeton seminary and the mainline Presbyterian church (USA), the OPC was born.

The OPC has not only stood for Christian orthodoxy (straight teaching) over the decades, it has also been a strong proponent of Christian missions and church planting. It has been vigorous in its defense and propagation of the historic Reformed faith. If you are looking for a church that stands for the word of God, God-centered worship and faithful preaching, the OPC might be the place for you. More information on the OPC can be found at www.opc.org.

Our Theology

Covenant OPC, in harmony with the rest of our denomination, is committed to the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. We believe these documents faithfully, albeit imperfectly, summarize the theology of Scripture itself. They are the last-written protestant creeds, completed in 1646 in England by 150 highly esteemed ministers and elders, have undergone several slight revisions, and were adopted by American Presbyterians in 1788. Our confession & catechisms are available on the OPC website .

Our Story

In 2007, the Presbytery of the South of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church extended a call to Pastor Eric Watkins and his family to move to St. Augustine and begin a church plant with several families in the area who wanted a self-consciously reformed church committed to reformed theology, evangelism, and community.

The Watkins began an exploratory Bible study in January of 2008 that grew from a couple families to 30+ people in about a month, and to 50-60 people in a few months. The church started worship services in May of 2008 and by God’s grace has steadily grown. It now has its own seven-acre facility with a sanctuary and separate fellowship/Christian education hall. Many of our members call Covenant their first church home, while others came because of a desire for deeper preaching and teaching, as well as worship that exalts God as holy. In late 2020, Pastor Watkins accepted a call to Harvest OPC in San Marcos, California, but Covenant continues in worship and service while searching for a new pastor of God’s choosing.

Covenant strives to be a congregation that reaches the oldest city in the New World with the gospel of the world to come. We are a confessionally reformed, Word and Sacrament church. We seek to rightly divide the Word of Truth, to preach Christ and Him crucified, and to worship the Triune God with reverence and awe, in Spirit and in Truth. We are a multi-generational, multi-cultural church that is committed to evangelism in our neighboring communities, discipleship that focus on all ages, fellowship events that build strong Christian families, and service activities that focus inwardly (body life) and outwardly (community life). We invite you not only to come and visit, but also to help us become more and more what it is that God would have us to be—a mature church that seeks to glorify and enjoy Him in all that we do together.

Want to worship with us?

Service is at 11am each Sunday