Pastor Adam Pereira and Family

Adam served as Associate Pastor of Covington Baptist Church for 6 years before becoming senior pastor in 2014. He was born in Valparaiso, Indiana but lived the majority of his life in Florida. He was raised in a pastor's home and was saved at an early age. In junior high, Adam sensed a calling to the pastorate and pursued that calling. His degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (2003), a Master of Divinity (2006), and a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Theology (2020). The focus of his ministry is that others may know the wondrous grace of God in all its fullness and for all of life. This passion is summed up by His life verse, "To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ." (Ephesians 3:8)  

Adam met Rachel in 2004 while in seminary and they were married in 2005. She loves music, blogging (check it out here), and spending time with family. They have been blessed with 3 sons (born 2008, 2011, and 2019) and one girl (born July 2014). They enjoy serving the Lord and following God's perfect plan for their lives as a family.   

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Pastor Dennis Rew and Family

After graduating from seminary with an MA in biblical studies, Dennis served as an Associate Pastor and Church Planter in the city of Pittsburgh. Following a short time of working in the banking and commercial real estate industries, Dennis accepted the position of Associate Pastor of Family Life at Covington Baptist. 

Dennis grew up in Philadelphia and has spent most of his married life in Pittsburgh. (In case you’re wondering, Philly teams only!) Valerie grew up in the farmlands of Michigan. They were married in 2004 and God has blessed them with three wonderful daughters: Avalon, Emily, and Isla. 

As a family, their desire is that Jesus would be on display through them as they serve in Tioga county, and that the gospel of Jesus would be used “to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” (Isaiah 42:7 NIV).