David & Elena McLendon

Lead Pastors

David McLendon graduated from Georgia Southern in 87′, married Elena here at New Covenant, and then moved to Tulsa to earn his Master’s degree from Oral Roberts University. He recently returned to live in Georgia after spending 23 years in ministry in Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico. Pastor McLendon has worked in Christian ministry for over 30 years in a diverse set of environments; from church planting to mega-church staff pastor. His professional roles have included church planter, overseer of pastors, youth pastor, missionary, professor and conference speaker. His ministry has led him to preach in over 25 countries. He now lives in Statesboro with his lovely wife Elena; they have three children.

Brooks & Kathleen Waters

Care Pastors

Zac McLendon

Worship & Youth  Pastor


Sharon Varasse

Administrative Assistant


Erica Grant

Women's Director

Chris Collins

Men's Director


Melanie Clift

College Director


Audrey Harmon

Children's Director


Brandon Smith

Middle School Director


Bev Smith

Outreach Director