Meet our Pastor & 1st Lady

Reverend Victor Edwin Covington

Victor E. Covington was born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ, by his parents Robert and Betty Covington.

Reverend Covington proudly served in the United States Army - Dental Corp from 1982 to 1988. In 1988, he returned home to the Faith Baptist Church of Pleasantville, New Jersey, under the pastorate of his father in the Gospel, the Reverend Dr. Milton L. Hendricks.

In 1994, he accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and began studies at the Philadelphia College of the Bible, now known as Cairn University. Rev. Covington served as youth minister, Male Support group leader, Sunday School and Bible Study teacher, and eventually Assistant-to-the-pastor at his home church.

In May 1996, Reverend Covington was employed as a chaplain at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. It was there that the Lord gave birth and clarity to his passion and calling of ministry beyond traditional church walls.

In 1999, Pastor Covington was called to the foreign mission field where he accepted the pastorate of the Blantyre Baptist Church and Christian Primary School in Blantyre, Malawi, Africa. While in Malawi, Pastor Covington was a sought after preacher and teacher in many institutions, served the Baptist Convention of Malawi, and fathered six sons in the Gospel ministry. Also in Malawi, Pastor Covington met his wife and soulmate for life Jennifer Covington. Pastor and Jennifer Covington are the proud parents of one daughter, Angeline.

In 2004, Pastor Covington accepted the call to the pastorate of the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Albany, NY, where he continues to serve with passion. In addition to his pastorate and community engagement, he serves in the district Baptist Association and the Empire Baptist Missionary Convention.

Reverend Covington also serves at the Capital City Rescue Mission where he passionately counsels and teaches in The New Life Program, a nine-month Christian discipleship program for men.

His passion and gifts include intercession, discipleship, mentoring, rites of passage programs, teaching, training and releasing spiritual gifts, Christian recovery, and of course, preaching.

Pastor Covington is grateful to be used of the Lord to help others in discovering, developing and being released in their gifts and callings in the Body of Christ.

His personal motto: “Where there is breath, there is hope.”