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“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” -Acts 20:24

Executive Pastors
The Executive Pastors oversee the administrative functions and overall vision of Covenant Life.

Senior Pastor

David Acosta

Pastor David Acosta is the founding pastor of Covenant Life Ministries.

He is the lead preaching pastor and oversees all sub-ministries within

Covenant Life.


Associate Pastor

Carmen Acosta

Pastor Carmen is the co-founder of Covenant Life Ministries. She is the secondary preaching pastor and administrator of Covenant Life Ministries. She is also the Founder of Ladies of Virtue.

Ministry Directors and Leaders

The Ministry Directors lead and manage vital functions, which are essential to the operation of Covenant Life Ministries.
Children’s Co-Leaders

Sheila Lowe & Yvonne Ruth Shulzinsky

Sheila and Yvonne are Co-Leaders who lead and manage all class levels, teachers, teacher’s assistants, and events pertaining to Covenant Kids Children’s Ministry.


Youth Director

Brandon and Lissette Abner

Brandon and Lissette lead and manage Redeemed World Changers Youth Ministry.


Host and Welcome Team Directors

Jack and Mariel Torres

Jack and Mariel lead and manage all Parking Assistants, Ushers, Greeters and Security personal for Covenant Life Ministries.


Prayer Ministry Director 

Edy Skovira

Edy leads a network of men and women who are dedicated to intercessory prayer.


Media Director

Silas Colon

Silas keeps services running smoothly by overseeing and making sure that the band, video, audio, Media Shout, lighting, and stage are running properly and on time.


Music Ministry Director

Brandon Abner

Brandon is the lead pianist, and orchestrates CLM’s musicians. He is also the lead singer and directs all vocalists. CLM’s music team is known as, “The Good News People.”

Couple’s Ministry Directors

Benny and Dawn Hatchett

Benny and Dawn lead, manage, teach and coordinate events for the Covenant Couple’s Ministry.


Men’s Ministry Co-Directors

Benny Hatchett and Walter Morton

Benny leads, manages, and coordinates events for the Covenant Warriors m­en’s ministry.

Women’s Ministry Director

Pastor Carmen Acosta

Pastor Carmen is the founder, lead director, and voice for Ladies of Virtue.

She coordinates and oversees all events for the Ladies of Virtue women’s ministry.

Maintenance Directors

Silas and Laura Colon

Silas and Laura lead and manage all volunteers for the weekly cleaning, all maintenance work, and all building projects for Covenant Life Ministries.

Book Store Directors

Jane Scarpetti

Jane leads, manages and coordinates all of products and product sales for the Book Store.

Church Activities Committee Directors

Carmen Torres

Carmen leads, manages and coordinates all of the activities and events for the church to engage our members, neighborhoods and communities.

Operation Jireh Food Pantry

Velma Taylor

 Jane oversees the ministry’s food collection and distribution programs, fundraiser events and the food inventory. The Food Pantry is open every third Saturday of the month to feed people in the community that are in need.

Women’s Prison Ministry Director

Velma Taylor

 Velma manages the women’s prison ministry schedule and oversees all prison visits.

New Membership Directors

Walter and Wanda Morton

Walter and Wanda oversee and teach the New Membership classes.