Church History

kids in worshipHistory of Our Church


The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant was organized in the early 1960’s at the Orange County Fairgrounds by the former Los Angeles Presbytery through the hard work and deep faith of the members of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. In 1962, the church opened facilities on the current site.


The organizing pastor was Dr. Warren Studer, who remained as our pastor until Bruce Kurrle arrived in 1969. Pastor Kurrle had a flourishing ministry and the church grew through the 70’s and 80’s until he left in 1987. Don Rosierre came as pastor in the early 90’s and was followed by our current pastor Tim McCalmont in 1994. After 23 years of faithful and fruitful ministry, Pastor Tim retired in 2017. Currently, Charles Svendsen is serving as our interim pastor.


We have been a steady witness to the presence of Christ in our community and look forward to how God will use our community in coming years.


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