Covenant Presbyterian Church

670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto 94306

office@covenantpresbyterian.net

650-494-1760

670 E.Meadow Drive Palo Alto CA 94306

©2019 by Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterians

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has its spiritual roots in the Reformation begun by John Calvin of Switzerland and refined by John Knox of Scotland. It is a protestant denomination democratically organized to embrace the faith common to all Christians.
Our name stems from a New Testament word “Presbueteros,” which means Elder (a leader in the church). It refers to our custom of choosing leaders and advisors from among the wisest members of the church. We understand that every believer has the privilege and the responsibility to be a minister in everyday life.
We believe in experienced Christianity. We believe faith is a matter of both the heart and mind. We seek to balance careful study of theology with a passion for the Lord.

We believe in Scriptural Christianity. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and understood to be “the unique authoritative witness” to God’s activities in the world.

We believe in practical Christianity. We strive to make our faith a part of everyday life and believe it should guide our behavior and decisions.

We believe in disciplined Christianity. God calls us to change and grow with regular prayer, Bible study, attendance at worship, and love and service to others.

We believe in connectional Christianity. Each individual and Presbyterian congregation is knit together in mutual concerns, responsibility, and support.

We believe in an ecumenical Christianity. We join hands with other Christians in doing God’s work.

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Our History

 
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Covenant’s founding pastor, Rev. Arthur C. Brown, Jr., and one of its first members, John Keith, who documented Art’s prose with many early photographs, titled their retrospective, written for our 25th Anniversary Celebration, “From Pea Patch to Padded Pew.”

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Rev. Brown and his wife Inez led Covenant through its first twenty-three years, including the dedication of the Sanctuary in 1966.

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Since then Covenant has been blessed by the leadership and spiritual talents of four succeeding pastors: Rev. Dr. Donald E. Mason, 1975-1991; Rev. Rebecca King, 1992-1997; Rev. Dr. Isaiah Jones, Jr., 1997-2007; and Rev. Dr. Margaret Willis Boles, 2010-present.  In addition, we have enjoyed the leadership of several Assistant and Associate Pastors, talented Interim Pastors, and numerous seminary interns who found Covenant a good place to learn to be a pastor.