By Ingrid Schnader
Covenant Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special service Oct. 7 with food and visits from some of the church’s founding members.
Founding pastor Bill Hay will be interviewed during this service, along with his wife, Cindie, and some of the other founding members.
“The church was founded primarily because of theological concerns,” said interim pastor Sandy Willson. “The mainline church was drifting in its theological commitments, and Bill was really convicted about that. He just felt he should shepherd the people in solid, theological truth.”
So, Hay started Covenant, and in the beginning, the church met at Samford University, across the street from where the church is located now.
Wilson said people who visit the church are met with a warm reception. “I have people tell me over and over again how kind people are to them,” he said.
On the anniversary, Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will be led by the Hays. Worship will begin at 10:30, with a fellowship luncheon planned for noon. For more information, visit covpres.com.