Dr. John & Janice Pelonero
New Covenant Church was founded in 1985 under the leadership of Dr. John Pelonero. The Lord led him from West Islip, NY to Gastonia to begin a work where the life-changing presence of God changes and transforms a city. His vision also includes the building of a Bible college, and planting churches locally, and abroad.
Pastor John graduated from Lee College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He obtained his Masters of Divinity in Biblical and Pastoral Studies in 1983 from School of Theology in Cleveland, Tn. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, Communication, and Administration from Louisiana Baptist University.
Pastor John and Janice Pelonero, serve together as the Senior Pastors of New Covenant Church.