The mission of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ, with the help of God's grace.
We are called to achieve this goal by furthering the inclusion of LGBTQ persons, and by working for the unity of the PC(USA).

They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love

Ben and Sean

Ruling Elder Ben Fitzgerald-Fye: “Sean loved God and Sean loved me and that reality began to build a bridge that would reshape my view of faith, of Christianity, and of God.”

Just Tell Them Who You Are

Ben Fitzgerald-Fye

Ruling Elder Ben Fitzgerald-Fye tells of his experience as a married gay man speaking during the debate on Amendment 14-F in the Presbytery of Kiskiminetas: “I had an intense conversation with God about reclaiming the right of gay and lesbian people to have faith and to shed the shame and fear we all knew too well. I began to feel that Saturday’s debate was no longer about myself and my husband, it was about the nature of Christianity as an accepting and socially just force in a much larger world than rural Pennsylvania.”

The Marriage Amendment, 14-F: What it does and doesn’t do

The 221st GA approved Amendment 14-F by a 71% margin – seemingly, expressing the strong desire to help the PC(USA) move beyond the decades-long conflict over human sexuality by ensuring that the Book of Order embraces the faithful views of a diverse church.

Signing My Name

photo by Carolyn Blackhurst

Three years ago, I stopped signing marriage licenses on behalf of the state of Idaho. As long as I was unable to officiate at ALL weddings, I wasn’t going to sign my name on any licenses. I still presided at services of Christian marriage and blessings, but the papers were signed by someone other than […]

Marriage: Why It Matters to the Church


Keynote Address by the Rev. Larry Owens at the Covenant Network Regional Conference at Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, November 8, 2014: “Lord, we are forever asking you for many things, and what you are forever giving us instead…is the gift of one another.”

In Memoriam: Pam Byers

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The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is saddened at the death of its founding executive director, Dr. Pam Byers. Pam was an exemplary ruling elder, a tireless evangelist, and a true friend. Her service to the PCUSA and the cause of justice for LGBTQ persons was incomparable and will be deeply missed.