Rev. Eric Mullinax
Senior Associate Pastor

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Eric MullinaxEric Mullinax has Bachelor of Arts degrees from Newberry College and Florida Bible College. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Covenant, Pastor Mullinax served at Grace Presbyterian Church in Arcadia, Florida and Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Florida. Eric has been a Senior Associate Pastor at Covenant since 2000. He is married to Boo, and has three adult children and one grandchild.



Dr. Dan Steere
Associate Pastor

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Dan SteereDr. Daniel Steere earned a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville College. Dr. Steere also holds a Masters degree from the University of Dayton, and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. Dr. Steere has served as a school headmaster and a Senior Pastor. Dr. Steere spends much of his time in Africa serving with Equiping Leaders International (ELI). Dan has served as an Associate Pastor at Covenant since 2009. He is married to Susan, and has four adult children.


Dr. J. Render Caines
Pastor Emeritus

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Dr. J. Render CainesDr. J. Render Caines was our Senior Pastor for 27 years beginning in 1988. He has served as a trustee of Covenant College since 1985, and also serves as board member and an adjunct Professor of  Biblical Studies. Pastor Caines graduated from Covenant College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Covenant Presbyterian Church, Pastor Caines served on Grand Cayman Island, as well as Sparta, Illinois, Simpsonville, South Carolina and East Ridge, Tennessee. Pastor Caines has been an influential voice in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), serving as Stated Clerk of the Tennessee Valley Presbytery for eighteen years. He and his wife, Linda, have six children and twenty-five grandchildren.


Rev. Jake Bennett
Assistant Pastor of Discipleship

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Jake Bennett has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Covenant College.  He also holds both a Master of Divinity and Master of Counseling degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to Covenant, Jake served as the Director of Pastoral Care/Chaplain at Friendship Village Chesterfield, a 500+ resident retirement community in Chesterfield, MO.  He is a licensed professional counselor and also serves as the Older Adult Consultant for the Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM).  Jake is married to Rebekah and has four children, Anna, Micah, Elizabeth and Lydia.




Jeremy Gaines

Jeremy Gaines

Director of Music Ministries
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GGretchen Brownretchen Brown

Executive Assistant to the Pastor


Susan HeltonSusan Helton
Carol BeattyCarol Beatty
Secretary and Bookkeeper

HHolly Lehmanolly Lehmann
Director of Children’s MinistriesEmail Holly
Nicky LewenNicky Lewin
Director of Wednesday Night Dinners