Stephen Ministry

​For many years, Covenant’s Stephen Ministers have provided one-on-one care to those who need someone during difficult times, such as divorce, anxiety, death of a loved one or chronic illness. More recently, Sustaining Caregivers have begun to journey alongside those who simply need companionship and someone with whom to share their stories. Stephen Ministers and Sustaining Caregivers receive extensive specialized training, supervision and continuing education.

Are you or is someone you love living with chronic pain or illness?  Are you grieving an empty nest, dealing with end of life issues, or mourning the death of a loved one?  Are you going through a divorce or experiencing anxiety over financial issues?  Does someone you love simply need someone to journey alongside and with whom to share his or her story?

A Stephen Minister or Sustaining Caregiver Can Help

Covenant Presbyterian Church is committed to  providing Stephen Ministry for our members and community.  Caring and companionship are ways we express God’s love for persons in our midst who are hurting.  “Care givers, not cure givers,” listen, support, encourage, and pray with their care receivers. They do not counsel or give advice or try to fix. Rather, they accompany their care receivers in this distinctively Christian ministry of presence.

Would You Like Help From a Stephen Minister or Sustaining Caregiver?​

If you or someone you know would like to talk to a Stephen Minister or Sustaining Caregiver, contact Dorothy Wells or Chuck Vaughn, our Stephen Leaders, through the office by phone or email. or contact Rev. Lisa Perkins.

Office Phone – 903-892-1502
Office email – [email protected]