Elders, Staff, Deacons

Justin Perry : Elder; Staff – Lead Pastor

Justin Perry

Elder; Staff – Lead Pastor

Justin was graciously saved by God during the summer before he was a high school senior 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. After completing his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008, and the completion of a church planting residency in 2009, he and his family were commissioned out of North Wake Church praying and hoping that the Lord would plant a church in Tampa, FL. Justin is the father to three daughters, and he continues serving as the lead pastor of Covenant Life.

jperry@covenantlifetampa.org
Bob Walker : Elder; Staff – Associate Pastor

Bob Walker

Elder; Staff – Associate Pastor

Bob serves as the Associate Pastor overseeing finance, biblical counseling, and Covenant Life Institute. He and his wife Tonya have two grown children, Brooke and Christian, and three grandchildren. Bob served in the Air Force for 20 years and then worked with a contractor as a program manager for another 12 years. Bob came to faith in a Sunday night church service at the age of 8 when he heard the gospel preached. Bob and Tonya moved to Tampa in 2012 and have been members of Covenant Life since then. He has served on staff since early 2018 and as our Associate Pastor since January of 2019.

bwalker@covenantlifetampa.org
Jon Huff : Lay Elder

Jon Huff

Lay Elder

Jon serves as a lay elder at CLC. In God’s sovereign grace, He saved Jon the summer before his senior year in high school and gave him a passion to teach His word. Jon went to Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL to prepare for vocational ministry, and it was there that he met his wife Heidi. They married in 2001. After completing his M.Min. and learning French, Jon and Heidi moved to Togo in West Africa, where they served for six years. Jon planted two village churches and led a Bible institute to train men for the ministry. God has blessed Jon and Heidi with three girls and a boy.

jonathanedwardshuff@gmail.com
Ronnie Rentz : Lay Elder

Ronnie Rentz

Lay Elder

Ronnie was born and raised near Tallahassee, FL in the neighboring towns of Quincy and Havana. At the age of 13, God graciously saved Ronnie and gave him a passion for the life-changing gospel of Jesus. Early on in his walk, God placed a desire and aspiration in Ronnie to serve the Lord in vocational ministry. After college, Ronnie saw the need for further training and was blessed by the equipping of the local Church and the opportunity to attend and graduate with his Masters of Divinity from SBTS in 2018. Next to the saving work of Christ, the greatest life-giving grace in Ronnie’s life would be the blessing of his wife Christina, whom he married in 2014. Christina and Ronnie have since had the awesome addition of three beautiful daughters. Ronnie is humbled and thrilled to serve Covenant Life Church as a lay elder and is hopeful to lead an effort for a future church plant in Pinellas County in the years to come.

ronrentz11@gmail.com
Kevin Wilder : Lay Elder

Kevin Wilder

Lay Elder

Kevin is one of the lay elders serving CLC and provides direct leadership to our Community Groups. Kevin was born and raised in the Tampa, Florida area. By God’s grace, he was converted at a young age after hearing the gospel from several faithful believers. CLC became his church home in 2013, in addition to being where he first met his wife, Melanie. They had their first child, a daughter, in 2020. Kevin works in a marketing and communications role and recently received an MA in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began serving as a lay elder in 2020.

kvwilder@gmail.com
Charlie Jackson : Staff – Directory of Ministry Support

Charlie Jackson

Staff – Directory of Ministry Support

Charlie serves as the Director of Ministry Support for music, events, facilities, and communications. Graciously, God saved him in 2005, and he was baptized at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in 2006. He and his wife, Amy, met in 2009 through the college ministry of Bell Shoals. They married each other in 2012 and had their first son in 2013. In 2014, he graduated from Trinity College of Florida and continued his studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. Charlie and Amy returned to Tampa and welcomed their second son in July of 2016. They have been members of Covenant Life Church since 2016, and Charlie has served on staff since 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, bike riding, reading, wrestling with his boys, and playing board games.

cjackson@covenantlifetampa.org
Jenny Fugler : Staff – Director of Covenant Life Kids

Jenny Fugler

Staff – Director of Covenant Life Kids

Jenny serves as the Director of Covenant Life Kids. Jenny came to know Christ as Savior and Lord when, after faithful planting of gospel seeds by her parents and extended family, her eyes were opened to the truth and precious gift of salvation at the age of sixteen. She grew up in California, went to college in Minnesota, and married her military husband (Travis) in 2006. Eventually, the Air Force led them to Tampa in early 2013. The Lord graciously allowed them to covenant with CLC that year, and she began serving in her current position in 2016. She finds her primary roles in the home, as wife to an airline pilot and mother to four daughters and one son. She has been a member of Covenant Life since 2013.

jfugler@covenantlifetampa.org
Brynne Dilworth : Staff - Administrative Assistant

Brynne Dilworth

Staff - Administrative Assistant

Brynne has served as Covenant Life's administrative assistant since 2021.

bdilworth@covenantlifetampa.org
Alexxus Berthoty : Deacon

Alexxus Berthoty

Deacon

Alexxus serves as a deacon with the primary responsibility of leading our hospitality ministry. She has been a member of Covenant Life since 2016.

Nick Broome : Deacon of Corporate Gatherings

Nick Broome

Deacon of Corporate Gatherings

Nick serves as a deacon with the primary responsibility of preparing our facilities for corporate gatherings. He has been a member of Covenant Life since 2019.

Heidi Huff : Deacon

Heidi Huff

Deacon

Heidi serves as a deacon with the primary responsibility of scheduling volunteers for service positions. She has been a member of Covenant Life since 2016.

Hunter Hughes : Deacon

Hunter Hughes

Deacon

Hunter serves as a deacon with the primary responsibility of leading our student ministry. He has been a member of Covenant Life since 2018.