About / Staff

Rick Barnes

Director of Musical Arts

About Rick

Rick is from Birmingham, AL, and serves as Covenant's Director of Musical Arts. Rick's chief responsibilities include planning music for gathered worship, rehearsing instrumentalists and the choir, and shepherding volunteers within the ministry. Rick graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. Rick loves to watch and play golf, and he enjoys watching college and pro football. Rick and wife Stacy have two children, Fiona and Asa.

Marty Crawford

Church Administrator

About Marty

Marty is from Fyffe, AL, and attended the University of Montevallo (BBA Accounting) and Covenant Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). Before coming to Covenant, he worked as a CPA. Marty serves as Church Administrator and celebrated 15 years at Covenant in April 2013. Marty's responsibilities include pastoral ministry, teaching, finances, and facilities management. Marty plays the guitar and enjoys a wide variety of music, from classic and psychedelic rock to bluegrass and Americana. He also enjoys golf (sometimes). Marty and wife Penny have two children, Samuel and India.

Dan Edwards

Pastor to Children & Families

About Dan

Dan is from Bristol, VA, and has served as Covenant's Pastor to Children and Families since the summer of 2000. Dan oversees a team of child education specialists who have the responsibility for the spiritual nurturing and care of Covenant’s children, ages birth through sixth grade. His departments include: Nursery, Pre-School, Elementary, Mother’s Day Out , Covenant Day School, and Children’s Music. Prior to joining Covenant’s staff, Dan served in a solo pastorate in Winnsboro, SC. Dan graduated from Belhaven College and  Reformed Theological Seminary and holds an M.Div. and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary. Dan loves all spectator sports and recreational reading, especially those books geared toward kids and the topic of The Revolutionary War. Dan and wife Leslie have six children.

Dave Driskill

Director of Ministries

About Dave

Dave is from Gadsden, AL, and serves at Covenant's Director of Ministries. Dave graduated from Birmingham-Southern, where he played college baseball and worked in their Admissions Office. Dave graduated from Beeson Divinity School in 2008. While in seminary, Dave spent three summers working with Sacred Road Ministries on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington. Before joining Covenant's staff, Dave was the Youth Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. Dave enjoys golf, ultimate frisbee, basketball, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his nieces and nephew.

Ingram Link

Director of Women's Ministries

About Ingram

Ingram is from Rome, GA, and as Director of Women's Ministries at Covenant, her responsibilities include leading and coordinating Bible studies, prayer, special events, fellowship and Created for a Purpose. Ingram earned a Bachelor of Arts, History from Auburn University. She enjoys cooking, reading a book a day on the beach during vacation, playing Scramble, and walking/running. Ingram and husband David have four children: Lucy Anne, Hank, Elizabeth and Sallie James.

Sandy Willson

Interim Senior Pastor

About Sandy

Sandy is gifted in so many ways, and we are incredibly thankful to the Lord for placing him in our path at this time. He served as Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church (EPC) for the past 22 years before retiring 5 months ago. Prior to that, Sandy served as Senior Pastor at two other PCA churches, Memorial Presbyterian Church (Elizabethton, TN) and Lookout Mountain Presbyterian (Lookout Mountain, TN). He and wife Allison have been married since 1972, and they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.

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