PASTOR DAVID VALENTINE:
David is the founding pastor of Covenant Fellowship, May 2008. He has been in the ministry for over 30 years. David graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1991 and from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1986. Married since 1987, David and his wife Bronwyn have one daughter, Hannah, who attends McNeese State in Louisiana.
David is a member of the Re-Entry Task Force for the State of Texas, chairing the Family Reunification and Faith Based work group. He is a member of the Associational Leadership Council for Union Baptist Association and also serves as a past Vice President for Texas Baptist Men in leading their Restorative Justice Committee.
Ministry Assistant and Women’s Ministry Coordinator
Married to the love of my life and my best friend, Mike Carlson, since 1973, we have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. My family brings me much joy in life. I accepted Christ as a freshman at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas in 1972. God’s calling on my life is to encourage women in their daily walk with Christ. (Genesis 50:19-20, and Philippians 4:6-7) The joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10) and I am blessed to see women find that joy and strength in their lives. What I like most about Covenant Fellowship – I feel at home there. I guess you could say it’s my home away from home (my eternal home in heaven).
PASTOR SCOTT WILLIAMS
Administration / College / Youth Pastor
Shannon and I were married in May 1992, and have 3 beautiful daughters, Kaitlin Elise, Karlee Elizabeth, and Klaire Elaine. Shannon is the Principal at Scott Johnson Elementary School for Huntsville I.S.D. Our oldest daughter Kaitlin is a graduate of Texas ATM University (WHOOP!!- Class of 2015) and completed her Masters in Counseling from Sam Houston State University in 2018, Karlee graduated from Texas ATM University (WHOOP!!-Class of 2017) and Klaire is currently a freshman at Sam Houston State University and in the process of transferring to Texas ATM University. The family also includes (4) Siberian Huskies, Maxx, Macie, Mollie, Duke and “Big Daddy’s” truck dog, Ellie…..a Dachshund, and a Mini Golden Doodle named Aggy. We love DOGS!!!
Scott graduated from Crockett High School in 1984, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Business Management from Texas ATM University in 1989, and completed his Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2007.
PASTOR JERRY PHILLIPS
Missions Pastor/ Education
Married to Judy since 1981, Jerry and Judy have two grown children, Haley and Rachel. Haley is a graduate of Baylor University and Rachel is a graduate of Texas ATM University (WHOOP!!). Jerry and Judy enjoy spending time with their daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.
Jerry graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science from Sam Houston State University. He also received a Master of Arts Degree in History from Sam Houston State University in 1993. Judy is a retired, and now returned, school counselor for Huntsville ISD. She is a proud graduate of SHSU.
As a small town West Texas girl, I never thought I would call East Texas home. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Genetics, in May of 2002. In August of 2002, I came to Sam Houston State University. In the process of obtaining my master degree, I fell in love and God called me into the ministry. During the third weekend in May, 2004, I graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science, got engaged and began working full time as a Children’s Minister. Brian and I were married in December of 2004 and now have two beautiful little girls, Lillian and Madeline. Blessed with the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, I began to serve at Covenant Fellowship part-time in September of 2012.
I grew up in the small town of Kennard, Texas where I began my ministry as a worship leader in my youth group. After graduating high school, I became a Sam Houston State University Bearkat, where I graduated in 2016. God has called me to use my talents as a musician to lead others in worship, and I am tremendously blessed to serve at Covenant Fellowship!