Covenant History

Covenant History

In August of 1981, a small group of professionals and seminary students met in an apartment in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago to pray about starting a church. Led by two students from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School , the group was officially organized as a church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1982.
From 1982 to 1993, the church met in rented spaces in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. In December 1993, the church purchased the former All Saints Cathedral in the Bucktown neighborhood. Bucktown remains our home today.

In the Fall of 2009, Covenant planted her first daughter church, Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church. In 2017, Covenant will plant a church in the Austin/Oak Park area. You can keep up to date with information on our church plant by contacting Pastor Jeff Schneider.

Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago is a church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is within the bounds of the Chicago Metro Presbytery.