Justin Perry

Elder Justin Perry

Justin was graciously saved by God the summer before his senior year of high school when a student pastor shared the gospel with him. Upon graduating from Union University, Justin served in the local church and then in an inner city sports ministry before marrying his wife Jackey in 2004. Upon completion his Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008 and the completion of a church planting residency in 2009, the Perrys were sent out of North Wake Church with the hopes of seeing the Lord plant a church in Tampa, FL. Justin is the father to three daughters, and he continues serving as the lead pastor of Covenant Life.

Jay Gregory

Elder Jay Gregory

Jay came to faith as a young child after his father shared the gospel with him. After a few years on staff with a campus ministry at Appalachian State University, he attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his M.Div. in Christian Ministry. During seminary, he became a part of North Wake Church where he felt led to move to Tampa in 2010 to be one of the early members of this church plant. He currently works full-time as a digital analyst for a major online retailer in the Tampa Bay area. After serving as our first deacon, he became a lay elder in 2016.


Elder Jay Popovich

Jay was saved by the Lord at a young age through parents that were generous with the gospel message. Originally from Connecticut, Jay was actively involved with Young Life as a volunteer from 1996-2006. Jay received his business degree from the University of Connecticut in 2004 and now works full-time for a market research technology company in corporate sales. He has been married since 2006 to his wife Torrey and they are both raising two boys and one daughter. In 2010, the Lord moved Jay and Torrey from North Wake Church in Wake Forest, NC to be a part of the CLC church plant. Jay has served as a lay elder at Covenant Life since 2012

Jeff Doyle

Elder Jeff Doyle

Jeff came to faith as an adult by the sheer mercy and grace of God flowing through a web of different people sharing the gospel with him. At Asbury College he grew and experienced first hand the impact of mentoring, discipleship, and community that would shape his future ministry. After college, Jeff met Sandrine and they were married in 1997, and now have three incredible boys. He attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Masters in Counseling and later a DMin. During seminary, he became a staff elder at North Wake Church, where he served for 17 years, leading many different ministries including the church planting residency. God led the Doyle family to move to Tampa in 2016 so Jeff could serve CLC as an associate pastor.


Elder Jim Hollenbach

Jim grew up in New Jersey and married Eileen in 1971. They have two adopted children, Brian and Nancy, who reside in Virginia. In 1975, while living in Spain during the initial portion of Jim’s 28-year Navy career, they each surrendered to Christ as Lord through home Bible studies led by faithful lay believers. Jim retired as a Captain in 1998 and then worked as an engineering consultant for 12 years. The Hollenbachs moved from Washington, D.C., to St. Petersburg in 2008 to care for Jim’s parents. They discovered CLC through 9Marks and became members in 2012. Jim has served as a lay elder since 2014.