Weekly Services


We believe that it is possible for any person, in any condition or in any situation to be transformed and changed by an encounter with God no matter where they are in life's journey. We love to see people changed by the power of God, for the glory of God. Our goal is to be a ministry that is not confined with a box. We don't want to be the church that seperates or segregates people. The heart of this church is to minister to the people of any race, any social status, any age, and any denominational background. Our prayer is that you feel love, power, and the presence of God the moment you walk through the doors.


God’s Word is absolute Truth. We accept the Holy Bible as God’s authoritative Word. God moved by the awesome power of the Holy Spirit enabling man to write the inerrant, infallible truth of God for mankind. (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:19-21; Rev. 22:19; Rom 10:8-13)



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

Brooks and KK are founding members of New Covenant Church where they have served faithfully for over 30 years. They are wise in the ways of the Lord and love to love the people. The Waters’ have two grown children and several grandchildren

Zac McLendon

Youth & Worship Pastor

Zac has been involved in church worship teams most of his life and is passionate about leading people into the presence of God through worship. 


Sharon Varasse

Administrative Assistant

Sharon graduated ministry school in June 2016 then got married to her husband Ray Varasse. She has worked in recovery ministry for three years and now serves as Administrative Assistant at New Covenant Church.


Audrey Harmon

Children's Director

Audrey is the children's director for new covenant church. She currently teaches pre-school in Candler County. Her vision is for children to learn about Jesus in a fun and exciting environment.


Erica Grant

Women's Director

Erica came to know the Lord in 2000 after encountering God in a college service at Georgia Southern University. She has since served in women's ministry for over 10 years. She is a wife to a loving husband and mother of two beautiful children. As a graduate of Georgia Southern University, Erica holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration. She enjoys writing and teaching Bible studies and has a desire to see women come to know the truth in God’s word that sets them free. 

Chris Collins

Men's Director


Bev Smith

Outreach Director


Brandon Smith

Middle School Director


Melanie Clift

College Director