Our Story

How it all started...

Covenant Churches of East Texas is a multi-campus ministry started under the leadership of Pastors Jan and Susan Pate of Covenant Church on the Hill in Rusk, TX, in June of 2010. Bishop Thomas Elton Pate, SR. and his wife Glendale Pate, began building their ministry in Rusk in 1963. This later became First Church on the Hill under the direction of Jan and Susan in 1997, and now recently renamed Covenant Church on the Hill. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Jan began to envision a Spirit-filled church in Cushing and Jacksonville that would fulfill the 50 year-old prophecy of a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon this community. In February of 2010, God opened up numerous doors to confirm this vision, and in June of the same year, God began to build exactly what He wanted. We are an apostolic ministry that focuses on guiding the children of God to the discovery of His purpose in their  lives, families, and ministries. 

Expanding the vision...

We work to serve our community throughout the year. We hold several events that are open to the city of Rusk to give people the opportunity to meet us and get to know what we stand for and believe in.  We love this city and our church was founded on love for Rusk and the surrounding community. We believe in servanthood and serving your local city and community to spread the love of Jesus Christ. 

Where we are headed...

We know God has BIG things in store for Covenant Churches of East Texas. We are committed to following Him and bringing more souls to the Kingdom of God. We have a vision to reach as many families as possible and help each family live the purposed life they were designed and created to live.

We are His hands and feet and are called to witness the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it is good news! From equipping people and their families, to helping them take the next steps in their walk with Christ, we are here to love and support you until He returns.

Be a part of our story...

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