covenant pastors


Screen Shot 2023-08-09 at 6.53.46 PMRev. Dr. Tim J. Reed, Senior Pastor

Originally from North Carolina, Tim received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and his Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated in 1988 with a Master of Divinity Degree. After graduation from seminary, Tim served as an intern at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN. He accepted the position as Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian in Little Rock, AR in May of 1989 and was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America in November of that year. He has served as Senior Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian since 1991. Tim received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in May 2013. His dissertation is entitled, When Duty Calls: ISTJ Pastors as Effective Ministry Leaders. Tim is married to Renee and has been blessed with three children, Jessica (and husband Peter), Zachary (and wife Julia) and Meghan (and husband Charlie). 

7U3A3705 copy 2.JPGRev. Derek Coyle, Associate Pastor

Born and raised in Southeast Pennsylvania, Derek received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Messiah College near Harrisburg, PA. Derek worked as a 4th grade teacher before sensing a call to the ministry. He trained at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, graduating in 2015 with a Masters of Divinity Degree. In 2016, Derek joined West Valley PCA in Emmaus, PA as the pastoral intern. He transitioned to the role of Assistant Pastor in July 2017, and in October the same year was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCA. He accepted the position as Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian in Little Rock, AR in November of 2018. He was installed as the Associate Pastor in February of 2022. Derek is married to Bethany and they have three children, Ellie, Margo, and Everett.

session and Board of Deacons

The Session (Board of Elders):

Teaching Elder Tim Reed (Moderator); Derek Coyle, J. C. Baker, Dan Butkowski, William Fennell, Jim Lewis, Jeff Nissen, Josh Sanford, Bill Scholl, Bob Tramel, and Brandon Walser.

The Board of Deacons:

David Beuerman, Peter Bogaards, Jonathan Goodwin , Jason Guenther, Andrew Kinzler, Ken Knecht, Mike Lieblich, David Matlock, and Kurt Smith. 


Liz Baker, Choir Director

Jake Hilburn, Ensemble Director

Peggy Washburn, Administrative Assistant

Ben Russ, Bookkeeper

Heather Smith, Nursery Coordinator