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Dr. Josh Cole

Senior Pastor

Office: 601-981-7236, ext 2

Josh joined Covenant in June 2016. He was born in Virginia and has served churches in North Carolina and Indiana. He has earned degrees from King College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Erskine Seminary. He is married to Sara and has six children.

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Rev. Andrew Mills

Associate Pastor & Director of Youth Ministry

Office: 601-981-7236, ext 3

Andrew joined Covenant’s staff in December 2013. He was born in Southern California and grew up in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in marketing and a minor in music. He earned his Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando where he is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry. He is married to Nicole and has three children: Leah, Naomi, and Elijah.

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Lizzy Rhett

Director of Children’s Ministry

Office: 601-981-7236, ext 4

Lizzy has been on staff since January 2018. She grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and continued to call Hattiesburg home throughout her college career. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated with a degree in English and minors in Nonprofit Studies and Recreation Administration. After college, Lizzy participated in the Briarwood Fellows, a post-grad program under the Fellows Initiative, in Birmingham, Alabama. Her parents, Arrington and Loleeta, still reside in Hattiesburg, and she has two younger siblings, Johnson and Caroline.

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Dr. Stephen Sachs

Director of Music Ministries

Office: 601-981-7236, ext 5

Steve joined Covenant Presbyterian Church in 2005 as Director of Music Ministries. He came to Jackson in 2004 as Belhaven University’s Music Department Chair. Born in central Pennsylvania, he spent 26 years in Harrisonburg, VA as a pianist, church musician, and collegiate educator. He received his BA degree in Music and his BS degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College in PA, his Master of Music in Piano degree from Ohio University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Married in 1975, he and his wife Carolyn have 4 grown children and 12 grandchildren.

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Carolyn Sachs

Music Ministries Assistant


Carolyn joined Covenant Presbyterian Church in 2005 and began serving as an assistant to the music ministry. She grew up in a rural area of Maryland and spent 26 years in Harrisonburg, VA supervising a growing family and teaching piano. Her BA degree in Music is from Lebanon Valley College, PA and her Master of Music in piano is from Ohio University. She married Steve in 1975, and together they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

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Missy Wyatt

Administrative Assistant

Office: 601-981-7236, ext 1

Missy joined Covenant’s staff in January 2017, and was born and raised here in Jackson. She received a business degree in journalism and advertising from the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in magazine development and publishing. Missy and her husband Steve have two children: Madeline and Steven.

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Bobby Hansford

Director of Operations

Office: 601-981-7236, ext 7

Bobby joined Covenant's staff in February 2010. He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and is married to Olivia and has a daughter: Ellie. 

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Holly Clark

Preschool Director

Office: 601-362-7228

Holly has been a part of Covenant Presbyterian since early childhood and joined the staff as Covenant Preschool Director in 2007. She was born in Memphis but grew up in Jackson. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Masters degree in Elementary Education. She is married to Sam and they have two grown children.

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Hannah Clark

Nursery Coordinator


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Candace Robins

Sunday Evening Music Leader


Candace Robins is a graduate of Jackson State University and is currently pursing her Master of Arts at Reformed Theological Seminary.
With 15 years of experience in church music leadership, she has coordinated and facilitated numerous music workshops designed to strengthen and broaden the worship styles of the body of Christ. She currently serves as the Assistant Music director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Candace is committed to the Gospel that gives purpose to music. Multi-ethnic ministry is a growing passion that she shares with her husband, Symeon Robins, who serves as Music Director. She is the mother of 4 children.