who we are

We are a church that's committed to living out the heart of God in our community and around the world.  That’s Covenant Christian Church.  If you’re spiritually restless, confused, new at discovering who God is, or you're a veteran of the faith, you’re welcome here.

our staff

  • David & Bobbi Clear - Lead Pastors

    David & Bobbi took over as lead Pastors in 2003 from David's Father & Mother, who had been the lead pastors since 1965. As lead pastor, David is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Covenant, leads the staff, and does most of the speaking at our services. Bobbi oversees the Freedom Ministry, G2 Groups and the Guest Connection Team. She also travels and speaks to churches and Women's Groups.  David was born in Inglewood, CA, and moved to The Dalles at age 7.  He has been  married to Bobbi since 1994, and they have three children. David graduated from Christian Life School of Theology with a B.A. and is a second generation pastor of Covenant.

  • Brett & Diane Hartley - Associate Pastors

    Brett was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and became a U.S. Citizen when he was 17. He married Diane in 1990 and they have 3 grown children. Brett graduated from Christian Life School of Theology with a B.A. Joined the Church staff in February, 2003. He is an avid computer enthusiast avid “Diane” enthusiast (Not in that order) Likes to hike, read, and play computer games.  Diane was born in Inglewood, CA and moved to The Dalles in 1965 with her parents who started the church. 

  • John Pinheiro - Children's Pastor

    Born in Southern California, but raised in Northern California. Moved to The Dalles in 2010 . Passionately married to Rosana. They have seven children and several grandchildren. John attended Marin Bible College, studying a double major B.A. in Pastoral Arts and Biblical Counseling. Retired 26 year veteran of the US Air Force. Enraptured when talking to Rosana or just quietly walking with her. Loves to see the Spirit of God switch the light on in a child's life. Loves techie stuff, the outdoors and family. KNOWS that there will be chocolate, ice cream and whipped cream frosting in heaven.

our mission

Our mission at Covenant is to become fully devoted followers of Christ and take God’s love to the world. We believe Jesus is the answer to each of life’s challenging questions and needs. Jesus said he came that we might have life – real life, not just hanging on from day to day. We want everyone in our community to experience a life of purpose and fulfillment that God always intended for them.

what we believe

The Bible


We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of the living God; and that it was written by holy men in ancient times as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


The Eternal God


We believe that there is only one true and living God. He made heaven and earth and all that is in them. He is the beginning and the end of everything and He is Love. He is holy, just and merciful. He is worthy of worship. He is a mysterious trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).

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