Pastor Jesse Covington


IMG_0217Our Pastor is Elder Jesse Covington. Elder Covington is originally from Rockingham, North Carolina and he was born on June 5, 1960. He is the the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Little Jr. His mother notes that the hand of our Lord has always been upon his life. His first encounter with salvation came in 1977 while attending a revival conducted by the Miracle Valley Deliverance Citadel.  Under the leadership of Apostle Arthur Jackson and Evangelist Lizzie Jackson our pastor was trained and mentored in deliverance ministry. Our pastor continues to nourish his relationship with the Miracle Valley Deliverance Citadel.

Pastor Covington left Rockingham during the summer of 1978 to attend North Carolina A & T State University where he received a BA in Electrical Engineering with honors. Upon graduation our pastor married the love of his life; our First Lady Laura Covington, and relocated to Charleston, South Carolina. Pastor and Lady Covington are the proud parents of three children; Cedrick, Adrian and Jessica.

Upon relocation to Orlando, Florida during the fall of 1983 God’s hand continued to work as during this time our pastor was led to the United Church of God by Faith located in Winter Park, Florida. It is at United under the leadership of Elder Herbert Green Jr. that God began to cultivate the ministry calling for our pastor as prophesied many years earlier. Under the leadership of Elder Green our pastor’s heart burned with the pursuit of the Gospel and as a result Deliverance Citadel Ministries, Inc (DCM) was established in the Central Florida area. While at United our pastor served for 6 years as an active staff member in the capacity of youth department president and ministry head for the publicity and hospitality ministries.

Our pastor is a licensed and ordained elder of the Churches of God by Faith, Inc. He remains a firm advocate for enhancement of ministry gifting and calling through formal education. Our pastor has received an Associates and Bachelors of Arts degrees in Bible and Theology at Faith Christian University (FCU) located in Orlando, Florida during their 2003 and 2005 commencements, respectively. Commencement for his Master’s of Arts degree in Bible and Theology was conducted at FCU in May 2007. Our pastor continues his formal education at FCU.

Our pastor is in active fellowship with Next Generation of Apostolic Voices (NGAV) located in Orlando, FL.  Apostle-elect Jerry Owens is the overseer of NGAV.

Our pastor is a covenant pastor with Harvest Life Changers Fellowship of Covenant Pastors under the oversight of Bishop Lyle Dukes.

First Lady Laura Covington


Our first lady currently serves as the praise and worship coordinator and leader at the Winnowing church while supporting our pastor in the day to day work of ministry. Lady Laura served as the ministry head of the children’s praise dance ministry and an assistant with the children’s choir while at the United Church of God by Faith Winter Park, FL. She is also a licensed cosmetologist.

Lady Covington is the events coordinator at the Winnowing Church.

Lady Covington is the daughter or Mrs. Elizabeth Wall and the late Mr. Bobby Lee Wall.