Covington Bible Church

Biblical, friendly, expositional, missions, family, warm Covington, VA
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church
Covington Bible Church

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2140 S Carpenter Dr
Covington, VA 24426-2408



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Who We Are

Covington Bible Church is congregation of around 150 that teaches the Bible and encourages living it out. We have a passion for missions. Ours is a church where folk of various generations can meet around the Word of Growth for mutual growth and encouragement.

About Us

Casual, Multigenerational, Friendly

Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Blue-grass





Our Services

What are services like?
Our services are blended, with a lean toward traditional. The preaching of the Word is the core of our services.

What is the community like?
Our church community reflects our community. Covington is a mill town in the Alleghany Highlands. Our membership is mostly middle-class folk who draw their income from employers like MeadWestvaco, a paper mill that is the communities biggest employer. A number of our members are home-schoolers. We also have several educators who are involved in the public education systems. Our goal is to emphasis what we have in common in Christ.

What if I'm not a Christian?
There is no arm-twisting at CBC. Over the years a number of people who have not yet trusted Christ as Savior have attended CBC for a number of months. We try to not be needlessly offensive to such seekers, but, neither, do we pander to them. To do so would be dishonest and insulting. If a non-Christian attends CBC she/he will come to understand what the Bible has to say. While we recognize the urgency of trusting Christ, ours is not a "hurry up and make a decision, now" style. Lookers, tire-kickers, gawkers, even atheists (as long as they disbelieve politely) are welcome.


Howard Merrell

Howard Merrell

Howard and Kathy Merrell have been at Covington Bible Church for nearly forty years. Pastor Howard is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College and Liberty Seminary. He serves on a couple of mission related boards and has traveled extensively. His passion is for helping people get the Word. You can get a look into HMs heart and mind at Note his other blogs, STTA, & Hogback Ridge, linked to the right on the blog-page.

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