Covenant BPC was established in 2005 in Bangalore as a missions outreach of Maranatha BPC. Initially we started the work in HSR Layout, close to the Outer Ring Road, on a rented premises. In 2008 we moved to our own premises in Doddakannelli, Sarjapur Road, 3 kms away from the Outer Ring Road, close to the main Wipro Corporate office on Sarjapur Road. Maranatha, being the Mother Church, stood with Covenant during the initial years, the Pastor and Session, together with the congregation, prayerfully involving in the establishment of the church. We thank the Lord for their labor of love, for the spread of the gospel of Christ. After 10 years, Covenant became fully independent, having our own Church Session, taking care of all the ministerial needs of the church. Over the last 12 years, the church grew from 6 people to around 60 people attending the morning English service, coming from the different linguistic and ethnic groups in India. The Lord has blessed the church with many ministry opportunities, such as, a preschool (Elim Preschool and Care), publications ministry, outreach to school and college students, and a Bible training centre. The Lord has also blessed us with very good infrastructure facilities as the church sanctuary (main worship hall) has a seating capacity of around 250 people, along with facilities for the preschool, Bible training centre, etc. We thank the Lord for His bountiful provision in taking care of our every need.
Our Pastor, Rev (Dr) George Skariah, is a graduate of the Far Eastern Bible College, Singapore, where he spent 12 years of theological studies, graduated in 2005 with a Doctor of Theology degree, specializing in the areas of the Old and the New Testament studies. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the doctrine of the providential preservation of the Bible. His wife, Bessy Skariah, is also a graduate of FEBC, supports him in the ministry of the church, as she takes care of the Elim Preschool and Care. They have two children, Abigail and Nathanael.