The New Covenant started with a vision given to Pastor Marc in 1992 while attending a conference in Belgium while he and Mrs. Mary served the Ministry of the Military in England. While praying, the Lord showed Pastor Marc a vision of a map of Charleston with a cloud over the city. As Pastor Marc prayed for the city, the clouds began to roll back. This then led the Campbell family to move back to Charleston and begin the process of planting a church. This church would be geared for those who did not have a home church and would be a place for non-Pentecostals to experience the power of Pentecost.
In January of 1993, after a telemarketing campaign and canvassing local Ladson area neighborhoods, New Covenant held its first public service in a local daycare that was rented off of College Park Rd. A year later, God blessed the young church by providing the opportunity to purchase its first piece of property on Stall Rd. The church held its first service in the new building in January 1993. Over the next few years, the church experienced physical and spiritual growth and was able to acquire the property adjacent to the church. It was at this time that the New Covenant began to not only partner with missionaries but also to go and train ministers across the world in underground churches.
In the fall of 2000, a week-long revival quickly turned into a six-month revival where the New Covenant experienced an outpouring that was a pivotal point in the story of the church. Again, spiritual and physical growth were taking place. As the church began to truly develop its spiritual identity, attendance was growing, causing the church to move to two services.
In 2005, God once again was faithful to the congregation when the opportunity to buy property with Ashley Phosphate Rd. frontage In the summer of 2006, construction was completed on a brand new 350-seat sanctuary, office suite, fellowship hall, and nursery wing. The church continued to surge forward in growth, adding the ministry of Community Impact, which now serves groceries to nearly 500 families a month, as well as providing ESOL and civics classes and Christmas gifts to almost 600 children. The congregation once again transitioned to two services in 2015 to accommodate the growth it was experiencing, and in 2017, it launched the Mount Pleasant Campus after the Church of God denomination gifted the property to New Covenant.
In the spring of 2021, New Covenant sold the Ashley Phosphate property after staff and elders had done extensive studies on the viability of long-term growth on the property. Property was purchased in the new development of Nexton, and the groundbreaking of what will be the first church in Nexton was in December 2022. In the meantime, the Summerville campus meets in downtown Summerville while construction on the new Nexton Campus is completed.
Throughout its 30-year history, the New Covenant has seen God’s faithful hand at work continually, and we believe that we’ve only seen the beginning of what He plans to do. We humbly submit to His will and feel privileged and grateful for all that He has done. We can’t wait to see what the story will be, and we would love for you to be a part of it. Won’t you join us and let us welcome you home?