Our Pastors

Founding Pastors Mike & Kathy Hayes

Dr. Mike Hayes is the founding Pastor of Covenant Church. Pastor Hayes committed his life to Jesus Christ and the call of ministry at an early age. This calling has taken him around the world as a beloved evangelistic minister, pastor, author, and radio and television host. Pastor Mike married Kathy Parker in 1973. After the birth of their first child in 1976, Mike and Kathy moved to the Dallas, Texas, area to follow a dream to establish Covenant Church. Together they serve the people of Covenant as well as the people of Churches in Covenant all over the world with a passion and heart for seeing lives change through relationship with Jesus Christ.


Senior Pastors Stephen and Erika Hayes

Stephen and Erika Hayes are devoted pastors and dynamic leaders. Stephen serves as the Senior Pastor for the ministry of Covenant Church, and together, as a couple, they serve as the Campus Pastors of the Carrollton Campus. Stephen communicates with leaders and facilitates powerful ministry across five Covenant Church campuses.

Stephen is the youngest child and only son of Pastors Mike and Kathy Hayes. God’s indelible mark on Stephen’s life has manifested in an incredible testimony: as a young man, Stephen was badly injured in an automobile accident. He was given little chance to live and told that he would never walk or talk again. Since then, Stephen has run marathons and spoken for thousands worldwide - sharing his testimony of God’s healing power.

Stephen & Erika live in the North Dallas area with their two children, Bella and Max.