Dr. Jeff Elliott
Senior Pastor

Although Jeff grew up in a Christian home near Chicago, he was an atheist until his senior year of high school. He became convinced of the reality of God, but was still not converted to Christianity. During his sophomore year at Wake Forest, God showed Jeff his inability to fix himself and gave him realization of the need to surrender to Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Within a year, God called him to the ministry, so he attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He then served as an intern at McLean Presbyterian Church in northern Virginia. Jeff arrived at New Covenant with his wife, Margaret, after assisting 19 years of serving in two churches in Mississippi. Jeff is an avid sports fan and especially loves watching Chicago teams.

Rev. Tim Dryden
Assistant Pastor

Tim and his wife, Deana, have 5 children, Emma, Wade, Micah, Miriam, and Mathias - ranging from 14 to 26 years old. They landed in Virginia Beach in 2013, and love being here! Tim was a pharmaceutical sales rep for years, then met his wife through their work with a touring Christian ballet company. Deana was a professional ballerina for many years, and Tim worked as a youth pastor and assistant pastor for 12 years before moving to Tidewater. The Drydens love the Lord, love people, and love to laugh.

Lee French, Part-time Youth Director

From Paris, Tennessee, Lee currently works at Regent University in their Admissions Dep't. He and his wife, Mary-Brooke, married in 2016. She works as a Occupational Therapist. They work with our youth, leading the Youth ministry team, and mentoring our kids. Excited to have them on board!

Keith Tate, interim music director

Keith and his wife, Tiffany live in Virginia Beach as he serves with the Navy. This is his third tour at New Covenant as he has transferred in and out of Virginia Beach over the years!

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