• Bobby Strother
    Senior Pastor

    Bobby, originally from Suffolk Virginia, has been married for 15 years to his bride Jessi.  He loves to preach and shepherd the flock. He has a passion for discipleship and loves to see people grow deeper in their faith so that they can stand strong and help others to grow as well.  He received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern and his graduate degree from Columbia International.  Bobby loves spending time doing anything active with his family as well as watching Dude Perfect videos with his four boys. (Elijah, Simeon, Titus and Colton) 

  • Tracey Wilson
    Director of Music & Worship


    Tracey, a Lancaster native, graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in music.  She also studied at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY where she meet her sweetheart, Rhett.  They have been married for 20 years and enjoy life with their three teenagers: Hendrix, Anna-Frances and Dawson.  As a family they love to travel, play board games and explore waterfalls.

  • Carsen Taylor
    Director of Children's Ministry

    Carsen, although born in Texas has called South Carolina home for almost all her life. She is a graduate of North Greenville University with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has been serving on staff at Covenant since June 2018. Carsen loves to drink coffee with friends, read, travel, and drink more coffee!





  • Adam Clodfelter
    Youth Ministry Director

    Adam was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. He has been married to his wife Megan for 4 years and currently have 2 awesome boys, Noah and David. Adam got his undergraduate degree from UNC-Greensboro and is currently working through his Masters of Divinity through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. For fun, Adam watches superhero movies, play video games, and spends way too much time on twitter.

  • Pat Rutledge
    Administrative Assistant

    Pat graduated in 1976 from Winthrop University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She and her husband, Buddy, have two grown daughters, Greta Baker and Nikki Goodenow, and two grandchildren, Bailey and Boyd Baker. Pat has been with Covenant since the beginning in 1994. She enjoys singing in the choir and spending time at the river with family and friends.

  • Ken Herron
    Facilities Engineer

    Ken graduated in 1985 from NC State with Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and Textile Chemistry (Polymers.)  He returned to Waxhaw in 2006 to care for his aging parents and has since met and married, Jane Alford.  They have six children between them.  He runs his family sawmill business when he's not assisting Covenant.