Our History

Bay Covenant Church was chartered on the eve of the Gulf War in 1991. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to the worship of God, faithfulness to His Word, and loving our neighbor.

We are proudly affiliated with The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), a denomination of faith that is rooted in historical Christianity, the Protestant Reformation, the biblical instruction of the Lutheran Church of Sweden, and the great spiritual awakenings of the 18th and 19th centuries.

We are part of a larger family, yet we are self-governed. Our ministry continually evolves with the goal of serving our congregation and our community.


The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.

For Covenant people, our essential beliefs are summed up in what we call Covenant Affirmations:


  • We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
  • We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
  • We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church.
  • We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers.
  • We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
  • We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.

Our Pastor, Nancy Sneller:

Our Pastor, Nancy Sneller, comes to us from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband, Randy.  She serves our church in a variety of ways.  She leads Sunday worship,  works in the jail ministry, and leads our youth ministry.  Nancy taught special education and English as a Second Language for many years She is currently working toward a Master's in Christian Studies  through Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  She and Randy have three grown children and have fostered several children in their home.


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