Covenant-First Presbyterian Church


Covenant-First has a long history of supporting ministries and missionaries around the world who are working to share the good news of God's love for all people.

Local Ministries

International Student Ministry
Our international student ministry shows hospitality to U.C. students hailing from other lands. Covenant-First families adopt a student for one year and agree to contact them on a regular basis and invite them to their home. This is a great opportunity for you to have an international impact right here in Cincinnati. For more information about how you can become a "Friendship Partner" with an international student, contact Rob Heidenreich (513-961-1815).

Seekers & Joiners Class
For people interested in joining our church or finding out more about our ministries, we offer our Seekers and Joiners Class. Please contact Pastor Smith at the church office (513-621-4144) for more information.

Ministry Partners

Athletes in Action
AIA is a global pioneer, innovator, and servant leader in sport ministry. Covenant-First supports Mark and Marianne in their ministry. Click here for AIA's 3/16/08 missions update at Covenant-First.

City Gospel Mission
Covenant-first serves dinner at City Gospel Mission the third Tuesday of every month, from 6:45 to 7:45 PM. City Gospel is committed to breaking the cycle of urban despair, one life at a time through Christ-centered, relationship-focused programs. Many of the people we serve will be sleeping on the streets later that evening. This ministry gives us the opportunity to minister and witness to Christ, with the hope that some will come to a changed life in Christ. For more information, please contact John Jensen.

International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) IFI is a student organization and Christian community group seeking to promote friendship and hospitality for international students. Pat Durst is Campus Minister at the University of Cincinnati. Click here for the 08/02/09 missions update at Covenant-First.

The Navigators Collegiate Ministries
The Navigators is dedicated to helping people navigate spiritually, to know Christ and to make Him known as they look to Him and His Word to chart their lives. Ward and Kari Ballard lead the Great Lakes Region.

United Ministries
Christian volunteers responding to people in need in Southern Kenton Co. and Boone Co. Please contact Becky Ewing (859-727-0300) if you have questions or are interested in volunteering or making a donation to this Christ-centered organization.

International Ministries
Ministry Partners

International School Project
Ministry of Blair and Jane Cook, missionaries supported by Covenant-First.

Justo Mwale Theological University
Rev. Dusty and Sherri Ellington

Mission to the World
MTW advances the work of the body of Christ worldwide through a wide variety of word and deed ministries by identifying, selecting, training and sending men and women and integrating these into church-planting movements.

The Oasis School/Shad & Esther Muiu
Providing Biblical and practical education for girls in Sultan Hamud, Kenya, East Africa.

One Great Hour of Sharing
Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities.

Operation Christmas Child
OCC is the unique shoe box gift ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, and Covenant-First is blessed to play a small part in it. Together, we share the message of joy, hope, and Christ’s love to children all over the world through small gifts, school supplies, and hygiene items as we fill up shoe boxes each Fall. For additional information, please contact Andy Adams.

PCUSA World Mission - Niger
CFPC supports Michael and Rachel Ludwig's ministry in Western Africa.