About Covenant Baptist Bellevue, and Our Staff.

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Covenant Baptist Bellevue Church Staff
About Covenant Baptist Church

If you are searching for answers in your life or if you are looking for a new church home, come find Friends, Family and Faith here. Our members come from all walks of life, including those who have experienced divorce, ones who are recovering alcoholics, and some who didn’t feel they fit in at other churches.

And don’t worry if you didn’t grow up attending a Baptist church. A number of our
members come from various denominations, yet all feel comfortable and right at home here and, they are eager to help you feel the same way. In addition to finding Family and Friends here at Covenant, you’ll also find real Faith that will help you discover your place and your purpose in this world. That’s what worship at
Covenant is all about. We want you to find God’s will for your life.

We invite you to come worship with us, and find Friends, Family, and Faith here at
Covenant Baptist Bellevue.

Stephen "Red" Shumate

Pastor “Red” began his ministry at Covenant Baptist Bellevue in January 2014. He serves as a bi-vocational pastor…with his second job being a lighting director for special events. 


Before joining Covenant, Pastor “Red” spent more than ten years as a full-time lighting director working with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and Beth Moore Living Proof Live Events.


Pastor “Red’s” desire at Covenant is to help bring people to Christ through messages inspired by God and a unique worship style that touches young and old alike.


Steve Gillespie’s music ministry spans 30 years, serving churches in Missouri, Seattle, and Middle Tennessee. 


Steve’s background and experience in various musical styles and genres are woven (both instrumentally and vocally) into his worship leadership bringing together both traditional and contemporary elements and styles.

Steve also leads the 50+ Ministry at CBB.


Joyce Hammett has been a successful educator for most of her adult life.


In New Jersey, she taught handicapped children as well as Pre-K, while also becoming the Co-Director of the Eastern Christian School. She later instructed preschool children in Arizona.


Joyce has also been a Church Elder in charge of supervising Church classroom curriculum, a Bible Study leader, a Foster Parent and a Church Nursery volunteer.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

“Believing IN Jesus to save you is more than just Believing THAT Jesus can save you. I can believe THAT a bullet proof vest can save my life. But I haven’t believed IN that bullet proof vest, until I put it on and rely on it to save my life. The same is true for Jesus. I can believe THAT Jesus can save me, but I haven’t believed IN Jesus to save me, until I give my life to Him and rely on His teachings.”

Pastor Stephen Shumate

Covenant Baptist Church Bellevue

Want to know more about how to be saved?

Our Statement of Faith at Covenant Baptist Bellevue

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God. Our church subscribes to the
doctrine statement of “the Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist
Convention in 2000.

Ordinances of Covenant Baptist Bellevue are believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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