Pastor Jack Phelps

Pastor Jack  Phelps

Jack Phelps has been the Pastor of Covenant Bible Church since April, 1984. Originally licensed to preach the Gospel by Victorville Bible Church in 1973, he was ordained to the Christian ministry in August, 1984.

Pastor Phelps undertook his baccalaureate studies in geology at San Diego State College and Portland State University. He received his theological training at Multnomah School of the Bible, earning a ThB (major in English Bible and minor in Koine Greek) in 1978. While at Multnomah, he read extensively in the writings of B.B. Warfield, Charles Hodge, E.J. Young, Louis Berkhof and R.J. Rushdoony. This convinced him to leave dispensationalism and embrace covenant theology.

An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war, Phelps has worked as a miner, a logger, a mechanic, a journalist, as professional staff for the Alaska State House of Representatives and the United States Senate and as an adviser to four Alaska governors.

Pastor Phelps is the author of Baptism: Two Vital Questions (Seventh Trumpet Books, 1990), How Home Schooling Will Change America (Seventh Trumpet Books, 1994) and Against Education Vouchers (Canon Press, 1994). He is currently working on a major study of the seven deadly sins and commentaries on I Corinthians and the Psalms of Asaph. He has been married to Debra (nee Howell) since 1970. They have 5 children and 18 grandchildren.

In the autumn of 2008, Pastor Phelps was elected Presiding Minister of the CREC Council. He served a 3 year term and was reelected in 2011 to a second term. He will preside until October, 2014.

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Raising Godly Offspring: Goals and methods in childraising 5/13/2023
Why Dont We Get Along?: Dealing with conflicts in marriage. 5/13/2023
Principles of Christian Marriage: What do the Scriptures say? 5/13/2023
The King Arrives (Matthew 3:13) 11/28/2021
Christian Benevolence (Acts 11:27) 6/21/2021
I Once Was Blind (Acts 9:1-9) 2/23/2020
Good Questions (Acts 8:26-40) 2/16/2020
Of Faith Or Not (Acts 8:14-25) 2/9/2020
Even to Samaritans (Acts 9:5-13) 2/2/2020
Redemption History (Acts 7:1-53) 1/12/2020
Bearing False Witness (Acts 6:815) 1/5/2020
Future Glory for Gods People (I John 3:13) 12/29/2019
Knowing Jesus Part 2 (I John 2:3-11) 12/22/2019
Knowing Jesus (I John 2:1-3) 12/15/2019
Unquenchable Light (John 1:1-5) 12/8/2019
The Word of Life (I John 1:1-3) 12/1/2019
Discord in the Church (Acts 6:1-7) 11/17/2019
Teaching Preaching Jesus Christ (Acts 5:42) 11/10/2019
Hearing Wise Counsel (Acts 5:33-42) 10/27/2019
Boldly Proclaiming the Truth (Acts 5:17-32) 10/20/2019
Expanding Horizons (Acts 5:12-16) 10/13/2019
Honesty Before the Lord (Acts 5:1-11) 10/6/2019
Preparing for Calamity (Acts 4:32-37) 9/29/2019
Why Did the Heathen Rage? (Acts 4:23-33) 9/22/2019
Standing Firm for Jesus (Acts 4:5-22) 9/15/2019
The Power of Jesus Name (Acts 3:11-26) 9/8/2019
The Lame Shall Leap (Acts 3:1-10) 9/1/2019
Aligning with Jesus (Acts 2:37-40) 8/11/2019
The Evangelistic Sermon (Acts 2:14-36) 8/4/2019
The Power of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-4) 7/21/2019
Genuine Unity (Acts 1:11-14) 7/7/2019
The Guidance of the Holy Ghost (Acts 13:13-15) 6/30/2019
Saul called Paul (Acts 13:1-12) 6/23/2019
The Apostolic Mission (Acts 1:6-11) 6/16/2019
Acts of the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:1-5) 6/9/2019
Salvation Secured (Luke 24:13-53) 4/21/2019
The Fellowship of His Suffering (Philippians 3:1-15) 4/14/2019
Faithful Servants of God (Philippians 2:19-30) 4/7/2019
Poured Out as a Drink Offering (Philippians 2:12-17) 3/31/2019
The Sufferings of Christ (Colossians 1:21-25) 3/24/2019
Laboring in Prayer (Colossians 4:12-13) 3/17/2019
Replacement Living (Ephesians 4:17-24) 3/10/2019
The Victory of the Word 1/19/2014