Who We Are

Covenant Family Church was established in 2002, led by Pat and Theresa Forbes, formerly a part of the leadership team at Covenant Harvest Church in Pittsburg, KS. They have four adult daughters; Jennifer who is married to Josh, Heather, Kristen and Stephanie. The church is built on the foundations of genuine, heartfelt worship of the most high God, and authentic relationships. We’re “a family on a mission.”

Covenant Family Church began in a home in Mankato on Easter Sunday, 1994. From the very beginning, our desire was to see people experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ, connect relationally, and be agents of change in our city and beyond. The church, then called Christian Life Center, met for several years in Hoover Elementary School before moving to the Riverfront West building.

In late 2000, Riverfront West was torn down to make room for new construction, while CLC went through some shaking as well, in the form of a major leadership transition. This eventually led to Pat and Theresa Forbes and their family moving to Mankato from Pittsburg, Kansas to pastor the church. The name was changed to Covenant Family Church in 2003, in recognition of the work we believe God to be doing among us.

Today, we are a thriving, growing congregation of people from both near and far, with diverse backgrounds but a common desire to see lives transformed by the power of God. We invite you to join us and experience God’s presence in our midst.