Ian McConnell serves as the lead pastor at Covenant Community Church where his primary shepherding responsibilities include preaching, leading the pastoral team, developing new leaders, and casting strategic vision for loving our neighborhood in Jesus’ name. Ian was born in Philadelphia and grew up in a rough around the edges Irish clan with five brothers in Juniata Park. Ian and his wife Rachel have 3 children. When asked what three books have been the most impactful in his life he said: Desiring God by John Piper, Revival & Revivalism by Iain Murray, and The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges. Ian also serves as the director of church planting and mission for our denomination, Sovereign Grace Churches. In his free time, you can find Ian and his wife chasing their giant schnauzer Vader, hanging out with friends, enjoying good food, and having long unhurried conversations. Ian also likes to watch sports and play sports. He is a die-hard Philly sports fan—Eagles, Phillies, Flyers…and the Sixers—in that order.
Greg serves as pastor at CCC doing a variety of things—including web development, social media, communication, and discipleship. Greg was born in Saginaw, MI, grew up in Traverse City, MI but has resided a number of years in both Virginia Beach, VA and Northeast Wisconsin. Greg is a bi-vocational pastor and owns Grace at Work and ChurchWeb. Michelle and Greg reside in the University City area with their daughter Scarlette. When asked what three books have been the most impactful in his life he said; Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon, and The Cross and Christian Ministry by D. A. Carson. In his free time you can find Greg chasing his daughter around the neighborhood, spending time with his wife, and cheering for sports teams from Detroit & Philly.
Drew serves as a pastor at CCC with roles that include leading music for our Sunday gatherings and discipleship with college students. Drew was born in Mayfield Heights, OH, moved back and forth between Ohio and New Jersey, and spent all of his teen years outside of Chicago, IL. A midwest guy at heart, he moved to Philadelphia in 2008, and quickly came to love this city as home. Drew and his wife, Amanda, live in West Philly with their two dogs, Pete & Harley. In response to the question: “What do you hope to pass on to others?”, Drew says “I want to help people grow an unquenchable thirst for the Word of God, and the desire to read, understand, and apply it to their lives, and then help others do the same. To continue to make and build disciples.” In his free time Drew loves to be with people, play board games, learn and practice his craft in coffee, watch movies, and root for Philadelphia sports teams.