Growth: Gwen Jennings, Director of Growth
Relate: Polly Swinney, Director of Relate
Adore: Peter Moore, Director of Adore
Care: Veronica Sisk, Director of Care
Evangelize: Ben Oliveira, Director of Evangelism
Billy Storms, Pastor
William C. Storms, Ph.D., received his B.A. at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and his Ph.D. in philosophy at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Before pastoring Covenant Church for twenty plus years, Billy pastored Buffalo Lick in Shelby County, Kentucky and Travis Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Raised on a citrus farm in the Rio Grande Valley near La Feria, Texas, he, at thirteen years of age, and his three brothers were orphaned. Billy and his wife Judi together have five children and three grandchildren.
Billy is open and active with all religious traditions. He has served as adjunct professor at Del Mar College and at the Baptist Learning Center of South Texas. He has served on several local community boards and agencies like Crime Stoppers, Metro Ministries, and Clinical Pastoral Education as resource and consult person.
Billy is a professional golfer who played in three U.S. Senior Open tournaments and one Champion’s Tour event in Kansas City, Kansas. Along with his play at the national level, he has won the Corpus Christi Medal Play and Match Play tournaments several times. Over the years, he played in several state amateur and senior open tournaments.
His enjoyment of golf is an extension of his desire to pastor and befriend his community. He has served as spiritual director for the Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, Kairos, Walk to Siloam and Journey to Damascus weekends. Currently, he serves as the assistant spiritual director for the local Journey to Damascus board and as the clergy representative on the Advisory Council of Kairos and Kairos Outside ministries.
Billy Storms, Pastor
Peter and Kim Moore, Youth and Children’s Ministers
Peter and Kim Moore have been married for 25 years and have three children. They have served together in children and youth ministry for 21 years, doing everything from changing diapers in the nursery to directing full scale Christmas productions. Peter is originally from Johnson City, TN and Kim grew up on Long Island in New York. They began their married lives in Athens, GA, where they lived for fourteen years.
Peter’s job as a history professor brought them to Corpus Christi in 2005. Kim taught in public schools for 21 years, grades kindergarten through eighth grade. She is currently working at Texas A & M- Corpus Christi as a project manager on a National Science Foundation grant, trying to increase the number of middle school math and science teachers.
In addition to serving in the children & youth ministry, Peter plays drums. Peter and Kim have both done a lot of drama at church as well. What they love about the group of children and youth at Covenant is that they really function as a family. While the students are very diverse, they demonstrate a great deal of acceptance of one another, and visitors are always welcome.
Peter and Kim Moore
Debbie Howe, Administrative Secretary
Debbie Howe is our Administrative Assistant and has been employed at Covenant since February of 2002. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi and continued to reside here except for a ten year stay in Seguin, Texas. While living in Seguin, she would attend Covenant whenever she visited family and friends in Corpus and would dream of one day making this her church home.
Debbie found Covenant to be the accepting, warm, friendly and safe place to be a part of and what she had been looking for in a church. When she moved back to Corpus and became part of the staff, she could finally call Covenant her church home.
Debbie is the youngest of three brothers. She attended Mary Carroll High School and graduated in 1973. Through the years she went to Business College and attended Del Mar College, taking courses in medical terminology. She was also married in 1973 to her husband Ron Howe. She was blessed by becoming a mother of two daughters, Tracee Murphy and Jennifer Garrett, and is now grandmother to six grandchildren: Lee, Seth and Ireland Murphy, Kaylee, Shayna and Taylor Garrett, ages 18 down to 11 years of age. She and her husband have recently adopted two new members of their family; sisters Penny and Candy. Their new kitties have brought them lots of laughter and enjoyment, and, of course, some mischievousness.
Debbie was active with the church her and her family attended for twenty-two years. She taught Sunday School and stayed involved with most activities of the church, and also was Sunday School secretary for some time. Debbie is a watercolor artist. She also enjoys interior decorating, and has decorated for weddings, events, vacation bible school, and for the seasons and holidays of the year. She has a passion for just about anything to do with color, and is so grateful that God didn’t create the world in “black and white”. She has done showings with her art and has won a few times and has also been blessed to sell some of her watercolor paintings.
Debbie Howe Yocum