How it all started...
Covenant Churches of East Texas, intimately referred to as CCOET, is a work started under the leadership of Pastors Jan and Susan Pate of Covenant Church on the Hill in Rusk, TX. Bishop Thomas Elton Pate, Sr. and his wife Glendale Pate, the parents of Jan, began building their ministry in Rusk in 1963, which later became First Church on the Hill under the direction of Jan and Susan in 1997, and is now known as Covenant Church on the Hill.
Sr. Pastors Jan and Susan Pate
CCOET is now Pastored by Jeremy and Bri’Ann Driver, the daughter and son-in-law of our Sr. Pastors. We are so grateful for the work of those who went before us and paved the way for CCOET to be what it has become. This is a place for you and your family to grow, learn and be continually better!