On November 6, 1981, the Presbytery of New Jersey ordained and installed Ronald E. Pearce as the organizing pastor of Church of the Covenant in Hackettstown, New Jersey. In his 38 years of faithful ministry at Church of the Covenant, the membership has grown from 43 members the first year to the current membership of 142. Among the blessings of his pastorate is having his sons, Joel and Scott, serve as officers of Covenant Church. Mr. Pearce has also given himself to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church serving many terms as the president of the Committee on Diaconal Ministries until his retirement from that committee this year.
Picture: Ron and Linda Pearce