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Dr. Josh Cole
Senior Pastor
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 2
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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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Dr. Andrew Mills
Associate Pastor & Director of Youth Ministry
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 3
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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 (2009) with a BSBA in marketing and a minor in music. He earned both his Master of Divinity (2013) and Doctor of Ministry (2024) at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He is married to Nicole and has three children: Leah, Naomi, and Elijah.

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Dr. Stephen Sachs
Director of Music Ministries
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 5
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Steve joined Covenant in 2005 as Director of Music Ministries. He came to Jackson in 2004 as Belhaven University’s Music Chair. Born in Pennsylvania, he spent 26 years in Harrisonburg, VA as pianist, church musician, and collegiate educator. He received a BA in Music and a BS in Music Education from Lebanon Valley, a Master of Music in Piano from Ohio University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano from The Catholic University of America. Married in 1975, he and his wife Carolyn have 4 children and 14 grandchildren.

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Carolyn Sachs
Music Ministries Assistant
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 5

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 14 grandchildren.

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Leigh Butler
Preschool Director
Office: 601-362-7228
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Leigh joined the staff as Covenant Preschool Director on June 1, 2023. She has almost 30 years teaching experience, and received her B.S./M.S. degrees in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University and attained National Board Certification in the field of Early Childhood Education. Leigh is married to George, and they have two children, Kathryn and Brent. 

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Holly Magee
Director of Children's Ministries
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 4

Holly has been a part of Covenant Presbyterian since 2011 and has served many of those years in the Children’s Ministry. She also teaches at Covenant Preschool and is a speech-language pathologist. She is married to Scott and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Olivia.

Olivia Mansfield
Nursery Coordinator  

Olivia joined Covenant's staff in October 2022. She is married to Parker, and they have three children: Meirah, Mabel, and Judah. They moved to Jackson almost three years ago so that Parker could pursue two Master's degrees at RTS.

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Bobby Hansford
Director of Operations
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 7
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Bobby joined Covenant's staff in 2010, and he has oversight of Finance, Technology, Building, and Grounds.
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Missy Wyatt
Administrative Assistant
Office: 601-981-7236, ext 1
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Missy joined the staff at Covenant in January 2017. She was born here in Jackson and has two children, Madeline and Steven.