How it all started...
Covenant Churches of East Texas, intimately referred to as CCOET, is a work started under the leadership of Sr. Pastors Jan and Susan Pate. 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. Our Sr. Pastors have now turned the full-time pastoring over to their daughter and son-in-law, Pastors Jeremy and Bri'Ann Driver.
Sr. Pastors Jan and Susan Pate
Pastors Jeremy and Bri'Ann Driver
Pastors Jeremy and Bri’Ann Driver began pastoring Covenant full-time in July of 2020. They serve with passion, integrity, energy and the love of Jesus Christ shining through them. 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, develop and be continually better! We would love to have you join us on Sunday morning.