Our Story & History
Covenant Presbyterian began with God's people coming together.
More than 60 years ago, two of Charlotte's most prominent churches found themselves with a similar problem - they had outgrown their facilities. Second Presbyterian Church had formed in 1873 on North Tryon Street. Westminster Presbyterian Church was founded in 1897 as Dilworth's first church.
On June 22, 1947, the congregations decided to unite and build one church at Westminster, which also had been looking for resources to build a new sanctuary. Four years later, the two congregations formed one – 3,000 members worshipping in Covenant Presbyterian’s new Education and Fellowship Hall buildings.
On December 20, 1953, senior minister Warner Hall welcomed members to their beautiful English Gothic sanctuary, with magnificent stained glass windows and a steeple that soon would become a Charlotte landmark.
That steeple now welcomes members from across our city and surrounding counties, but we maintain a neighborhood intimacy and vibrant spirit the way we always have, with God's people, coming together.