Pastor

PASTOR: Jim Plunk


Jim was born and raised in Memphis, TN, graduated from Covenant College in 2006 with a BA in Philosophy, and played four years on the men’s soccer team. Jim, having interned at two churches working with students, spent a year as a missionary in Ethiopia with MTW in 2007 where he met his wife Jodi, who is from England. After graduating with a Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in June 2013, Jim served for three years at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro Tennessee in student ministry, and is excited to serve as Pastor at New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Summit.

Jim and Jodi have been married since 2008 and have three kids: Eleanor, Charlotte, and Oliver. Jim enjoys being outdoors playing any sport, spending time with family, reading, brewing beer with Jodi, and meeting people over coffee or food. Due to being a parent, he is also addicted to that same coffee!

 

NOTE FROM THE PASTOR:

As the pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, it is my joy to tell you about our church family and what God is doing in our midst.

From its beginning, NCPC has been a congregation of believers that "endeavors to be faithful to the Scriptures as the inspired and infallible Word of God, our only rule for faith and life, without condition or compromise." We don't make that affirmation because we believe that we "have arrived" and have no further need of God's transforming grace. Rather, by stating this as our endeavor, we affirm our need of God's Word and our need to be held accountable to that Word. We confidently affirm that while "The grass withers and the flower fades, the Word of our God stands forever" (1 Peter 1:23). We seek to build faithfully on the foundation of God's wonderful, powerful, and changeless Word.

To that end, NCPC affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America, the second largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States and one that from its inception in the early 1970's purposed to be "True to the Scriptures, the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ."

We know that Truth must be lived out in lives transformed by the power of the written Word of God and the presence of the living Word of God. As the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, "The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and good conscience and a sincere faith" (1 Timothy 1:5). God's grace is an on-going reality in our lives.

NCPC is a new congregation standing on an old and timeless foundation. We are both challenged and excited by the opportunities before us. God always seems to have something in mind that is greater than we have imagined. It has been our joy to watch Him at work in our midst.

Our name, "New Covenant," is appropriate. By that name, we bear witness to the promise of God given in Genesis, renewed in Jeremiah, and fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

For the Covenant,

Pastor Jim