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
Jay Popovich : Elder

Jay Popovich

Elder

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.

jaypopovich@gmail.com
Jim Hollenbach : Elder

Jim Hollenbach

Elder

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.

jwh496@gmail.com
Jay Gregory : Elder

Jay Gregory

Elder

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 the Covenant Life 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.

jaylanegregory@gmail.com
Bob Walker : Elder; Staff – Pastoral Assistant

Bob Walker

Elder; Staff – Pastoral Assistant

Bob serves as the Pastoral Assistant for finance, Community Groups, 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 as Pastoral Assistant since 2018.

bwalker@covenantlifetampa.org
Charlie Jackson : Staff – Pastoral Assistant

Charlie Jackson

Staff – Pastoral Assistant

Charlie serves as the Pastoral Assistant for music, events, facilities, and communications. During a youth event in the summer before he was a high school junior, Charlie was saved after hearing the gospel preached. He holds a B.A. in Christian Ministry (2014) from Trinity College of Florida and has been gradually working towards his M.Div. in Biblical and Theological Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as of 2015. He met his his wife, Amy, through the college ministry of a church in Brandon, FL in 2010. They have been members of Covenant Life since 2016, and are parents to two boys – Levi and Graham. Charlie has served as Pastoral Assistant since 2018.

cjackson@covenantlifetampa.org
Jonathan Cordeau : Deacon

Jonathan Cordeau

Deacon

Jonathan serves as the deacon of mercy ministries. He has been a member of Covenant Life since 2014.

Nick Wing-Holt : Deacon

Nick Wing-Holt

Deacon

Nick serves as the deacon of Sunday morning gatherings. He has been a member of Covenant Life since 2014.

Jenny Fugler : Deaconess

Jenny Fugler

Deaconess

Jenny serves as the deaconess of Covenant Life Kids. She has been a member of Covenant Life since 2013.

Torrey Popovich : Deaconess

Torrey Popovich

Deaconess

Torrey serves as the deaconess of of volunteer coordination. She has been a member of Covenant Life since 2010.