History of CCC:
Community Covenant was born of a merger between old churches in Lynn and Beverly. A joint committee knitted the two communities together in the late 1960’s and the new community sold both previous properties, bought land in West Peabody, and called a new pastor, The Rev George Elia.
The 1970’s saw CCC begin in rental space in the old Kennedy Middle School around the corner. Our church building was built in 1971. George Elia encouraged The Rev. Dr. Tim Johnson to serve as assisting pastor and hired The Rev Bob Dvorak to come aboard as Music Director. From the beginning, Community Covenant was a strongly liturgical and traditional church music worship service. A vested choir assisted in weekly worship. Pastor George departed in the late 70’s and The Rev Dave Elowson served CCC into the early 1980’s.
The 1980’s saw the arrival of The Rev. Jim Anderson for a long stay. The Rev Bill Fish served as Associate Pastor in the late 80’s. The large building addition, including our Fellowship Hall and unfinished basement was completed in 1987. A new, vested bell choir was begun and complemented worship regularly.
The 1990’s saw the departure of Pastor Jim Anderson and the arrival of The Rev Isolde Anderson– CCC’s first female pastor! Pastor Isolde helped lead CCC from a Boards form of governance to a Council form. In the early 1990’s The Rev Ronn Huth served on staff for small group ministry. The Rev Darren Catron arrived with wife Kim (Agurkis) who had been raised at CCC. Pastor Darren assisted with Senior High youth before being eventually called on staff in the early 2000’s.
Pastor Isolde Anderson departed in 1997 and The Rev. Joel Anderle was called in 1999. The church built its first children’s playground in 2001. CCC participated in ALPHA ministry in the early 2000’s. Larry Kamp served as CCC Music Director from 2007 to 2017. Longterm Chair Susan Johnson led CCC from Council form of Leadership Team governance. Pastor Darren departed in 2016. CCC weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with a rapid pivot to online streaming. Pastor Bekah Lindberg was called in 2022 as CCC boldly pivoted out of the pandemic with a renewed passion for revitalization.