Our Story

How it all started...

Covenant Glen is the accomplishments of people wanting to fulfill the Great Commission. Covenant Glen began as a new church startup in 1985 in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The name Covenant Glen was chosen because of its biblical beauty.  Covenant means "agreement with God," and Glen means "valley," thus people agreeing with God in the valley.  Covenant Glen's first place of worship began with 40 members in a small shopping strip in Missouri City, Texas.  In June of 1990, Dr. Robert E. Childress was appointed to Covenant Glen. Dr. Childress arrived uniquely suited for the ministry task at hand.  As a native Houstonian, he was prepared to handle the diverse and economic community in which Covenant Glen ministered.
The membership has grown to over 3,000 under Dr. Childress's spiritual leadership, vision for community outreach, and family empowerment. The ministry has expanded endless efforts to address the varied needs of church, family, and community.

Expanding the vision...

With a focus on outreach, Covenant Glen formed its first 501©3 church-based community development corporation, The Lazarus Project Inc., in 1992 for addiction rehabilitation and youth services.
Covenant Glen continues to maintain a vital prison ministry, drug rehabilitation, intervention, prevention programs, and after-school programs and youth support projects.
Covenant Glen established a second 501©3, The Liberation Project.  This entity facilitated the purchase of 24 acres of land to make the housing dream a reality.  Covenant Glen marked a pivotal point in its outreach efforts on January 21, 2000, when the church broke ground for the development of 113 single-family homes in the Glen Park Community, which was completed to bring about economic revitalization to the Fifth street community.  
Covenant Glen, through the Liberation Project, works to create partnerships to build better communities. The church worked with The Fifth Street Initiative, responsible for bringing together a faith-based organization (The Liberation Project) to partner with local, state, and federal agencies to revitalize economically oppressed communities.  Initiatives include the following:
* The development of the Glen Park subdivision (113 homes constructed)
* Construction of new roads, curbs, and gutters on Fifth Street and Present St.
*  Donation of street lights along Fifth Street (non-unincorporated area) by Reliant and Centerpoint Energy.
*  Development of Fort Bend Corps (Revitalization of existing homes)
* Reconstructing of the sewage system in the Fifth Street Community.
* Community Outreach Programs and services for residents in the area.  * Youth Intervention and Prevention Programs.

Covenant Glen has been home to the  Blue Ribbon Arrow Liberation Academy(2009), a state-funded Charter School and it's own private Ubora Academy(1991).

Where we are headed...

Fall 2020 brings another new chapter in ministry. Our modern worship and outreach center will open at year's end. This new facility brings fertile ground to build on our continued commitment to outreach and community service. Covenant Glen will enhance current programming for children and youth and expand services to the growing 55+ population. Our mission statement will manifest through the planned efforts to meet the needs in the following areas :
 Exciting and relevant Worship experiences
Relevant and Biblical Christian studies
Children and Youth Programming
Scouting Programs
Mentoring Programs
Tutorials and After-School Programs
Sporting Leagues for Youth and Adults
Marriage and Family Ministries
Local and International  Outreach


Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 8:00 am and 10 am. Virtual Worship during COVID19.