Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Powell Jr., is the Senior and Founding Pastor of Covenant LifeHouse Ministries located in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
He has a Masters of Theology (Th.M.) degree and a doctorates (Ph.D) degree in Pastoral Counseling. Pastor Powell has a passion for families, marriages, teaching and preaching so that people become equipped, empowered, and thoroughly built up through the Word of God.
He has served the local church in various capacities such as: associate pastor, Deacon, Family and Marriage Ministry, Sunday School teacher/ superintendent, Outreach minister, Steward/Trustee and on various boards and committees. Prior to entering the ministry, Pastor Powell was a deacon for over 16 years.
He was licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in September 1995 and ordained
in March 2000. Prior to becoming a Senior Pastor, he served as an Associate Pastor from 2001 to 2007 at New Life International Ministries. Under God’s direction he founded Covenant LifeHouse Ministries with the vision of “Bringing People into A Covenant Relationship with the Lord”. Covenant LifeHouse Ministries held its first service on March 9, 2008.
He and his wife Linda are on the executive staff of the National Capital Region FamilyLife Ministry Team (a national marriage ministry) as Spiritual Follow-up Directors. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of We Still Do – a non-profit organization that educates and empowers couples to possess and produce godly marriages and families through biblical principles. Dr. Powell is also the founder of “Pastors Working Together”- an association that provides an avenue for kingdom-minded pastors to connect, build friendships, encourage one another and provide opportunities to work together!
He is a member of Married Men Making A Difference, The Association of Small Church Pastors, Kingdom Agenda Pastors, Issues Christian Men Talk, Kingdom Leaders Group, Christian Ministers And Ministries Network International and Small Church Pastor.
In private industry, he was an Engineering Manager for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and retired after 36 years of service. He and his lovely wife, Linda, have been happily married since July 3, 1976 and are blessed with two children and three grandchildren.
1 Peter 3:8 (NCT)
"All of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds."
God gave all of us the commandment to be compassionate and generous to those who need support. God richly blesses us and He in turn asks us to share what He has blessed us with. The quality of our lives are not measured or determined by what we take from others, but what we are able to share with them.
Compassion is woven into all of God's teachings. I thank and praise God for the love and compassion he has given me. We yearn to share our love, compassion, and resources with
whomever God sends our way. We at Covenant LifeHouse Ministries openly, and without regard to person, are anxious to share that which the Lord has commanded with all of You!
Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”
My goal is to bring God’s people (and we are all God’s people, saved and unsaved) into a covenant relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The church is not about the Pastor or the Associate Pastor, but about kingdom principles and building the lives of God’s people to know Him and serve Him with all your heart, mind and soul. Therefore, our mission is to provide training and education to individuals on every level so that you may know and understand what you believe
We invite you to join us in our endeavor to grow closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You
will find Biblical teaching and preaching that is practical to our daily life. You will find a church that will not deviate from the Word of God. You will find down to earth people who will love you and care for you. However, if you are looking for a perfect church, you won’t find it here because we are imperfect people serving a perfect God who saved us from our sin.
Hosea makes it crystal clear that it’s all about a personal knowledge of the Word of God and James 1:22-27 gives us additional insight by telling us that once we have the knowledge, then we must be doers of the Word.
Please join us in this life changing walk with God.
Rev. Calvin W. Mason
Psalm 37:23-24 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
I have found the most important thing is to be the man of God to preach the gospel and the Scripture, since God always saves and sanctifies through his Word.
At Covenant LifeHouse Ministries, we want you to understand who you are in Christ, so it really doesn’t matter where you are, because you will be who you are, everywhere. But, you’ll never know where you are until you understand who you are.
When you are in Christ and your steps are ordered by the Lord - hang on! When struggles are necessary – fight on! When your future is assured in the Lord – walk on!
Like the apostle Paul, we have to be committed to developing a heart of service in everything and join a community of believers to further the Gospel.
Keep your steps ordered by the Lord and hang on, fight on, and walk on.
Reverend Eugene Hill