Our Vision

The heartbeat of New Covenant is more than a service. We exist to compel a city to love what matters most, which is Jesus Christ. Through our daily living we embrace what God is speaking in scripture, through prayer and worship, and a spirit-filled life. We believe we are changed from the inside out by fixing our attention on God. The message of hope and redemption in the Gospel is alive in us, and continues to reach the hurting and broken in our world. 


Our History

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. Through their gifts of faith Pastor John and Janice Pelonero continue to empower and equip the body of believers that exists to love God, grow together, and to serve our city.