In 2005, Branton Burleson, along with Joe Scarlata and others, planted Christ Covenant Baptist Church in Hendersonville, NC. Their aim was to establish a church that would be God-centered, Christ-exalting, and Bible-saturated. By God’s grace, the church was established and began to faithfully grow and minister in the Hendersonville community. Christ Covenant would meet in a school cafeteria and a storefront before moving to 2065 North Main Street in Hendersonville in 2010. At that time, the name of the church was changed to Christ Covenant Community Church. From its establishment on, Christ Covenant would be built on God-centered theology and robust, expositional teaching of the Bible, along with an emphasis on discipling relationships and personal evangelism.
In the summer of 2014, Justin Perdue and his family moved to Asheville, NC from Washington, DC with the hope of planting a healthy church. In the kindness of God, a small church plant, Providence Baptist Church of Asheville, was established in November of 2014. Providence would also be characterized by God-centered theology, expositional preaching, and an emphasis on discipling relationships and personal evangelism.
Justin, Branton, and other men began meeting about merging the two congregations in early 2015. The consensus was that the two respective churches could do more good for the kingdom of God together than they could apart. Joint services began in April of 2015, with members of Christ Covenant and Providence voting to merge in May of 2015. The two congregations thus became one and have continued meeting together. In August of 2015, a new, merged work began under the name of Covenant Baptist Church.
Our hopes are still the same: to worship a huge God, exalt Jesus Christ, preach the Bible faithfully and powerfully, and make disciples of all people—to the end that God would be glorified.