Associate Pastor Kyu Bum “Kenny” Ye was killed. Member Gary Parrett (accompanying photo), who is professor of Educational Ministries and Worship at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, is in critical condition following surgery to repair a brain hemorrhage. Parrett also serves as chair of the Ministry of the Church Division at the seminary. He served as a part-time pastor at Highrock from 2003-2004.
CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2010) – Lisa Orris will be leaving her position as director of evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church to accept a call to plant a church in an area south of Chicago, it was announced today by Dave Olson, executive minister of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (July 2, 2010) – A recent conference at Duke University will further enable the Evangelical Covenant Church to be more intentional about pursuing reconciliation, say denomination administrators and pastors who attended the event.
CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2010) – A visit by the leaders of two international Evangelical Covenant churches to the anti-domestic violence ministry Wellspring Center of Hope on Tuesday was inspiring for everyone, participants said.
ST. PAUL, MN (July 1, 2010) – The African American Ministers Association (AAMA) recently recognized newly appointed Pacific Southwest Conference Superintendent Efrem Smith and 12 of its members who were ordained – the largest number of African American members being ordained at one time.
OAXACA, MEXICO (June 30, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Jo Ellen Reaves said this morning that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that hit the state this morning caused no injuries or damage in her area.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 29, 2010) – All of the stories, photographs, videos and other news coverage of the just-concluded 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church can be found in the 2010 Annual Meeting section of this website.
GLENVIEW, IL (June 29, 2010) – After Glenview Covenant Church closed two years ago, the members each started attending various congregations that became their new church homes, but the cooperative ministry that began with the Glenview Korean Covenant Church, who rented the building, continues.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 28, 2010) – Timothy B. Johnson, pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bloomington, Minnesota, enjoyed the festivities Saturday on Raspberry Island that were part of the denomination’s 125th Annual Meeting.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 28, 2010) – When hands were laid on Roy White and he was prayed over Sunday morning, Roy White – at age 77 – may have become the oldest minister ever to receive his ordination in the 125 years of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). No one knows for sure due to the lack of older records.