Our Senior Pastors: Alisha & Alphonze Owino. . .
Covenant Fellowship Church is moving with the Spirit for the next Generation.
A History of Serving
The encounter with the Holy Spirit at age 18 birthed a strong desire to take God’s presence to all people and nations, demonstrating the power of God through the moving of the Holy Spirit.
Alphonze served as a youth pastor, associate pastor and evangelist for 17 years. He ministered intensively to high schools, universities and colleges in Kenya and Uganda. He was a leader of 52 high school christian unions and held four annual christian campaign rallies bringing together all 52 schools. These ‘Emancipation’ rallies still continue today. Hundreds of young people have given their life to Christ and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In 2009 he founded Glory Sanctuary International, a vibrant growing church in Nairobi Kenya.
Alphonze met his wife Alisha Zwirtz from Oklahoma City in 2004 while she was on a short term mission trip to Kenya, she continued to return to Africa every year and they married in 2010. Alphonze and Alisha lived in Kenya for over a year pastoring at Glory Sanctuary in Nairobi before coming to the United States to minister in churches and conferences across the country. Alphonze became a proud US citizen in 2015 and the couple are now settled in Oklahoma City and are blessed with two children, Beckham and Zia.
Why Covenant Fellowship Church in Oklahoma City?
A Vision for the Future
Alphonze believes that the vision is always bigger than the visionary and should transcend the lifetime of the visionary – or should not cease with the demise of the visionary. The sacrifices, the pain, the joy, the giving and all the labor of pastor JC Hibbard, Jr. (Founder of Covenant Fellowship), his wife and family is not in vain. The legacy will continue.
“When the baton is passed the race does not and should not stop”, states pastor Owino. “It is the same race and we will continue to the fulfillment of the vision. Vision does not speak at the start but though it tarries, it shall surely speak.”
Alphonze believes that there is a reason for Covenant Fellowship’s existence – “I believe it has to become ALL that God has called it to become and to do ALL that God has called it to do. Restoring broken destinies and bring healing and pulsating life to all in Covenant faith.”
Alphonze believes that “Covenant Fellowship will raise a generation of people who will come to their full inheritance in God, and come to the knowledge of the divine life made available in Christ Jesus, to minister the word and healing to a hurting world through the covenant relationship with God, and to grow, mature and impact positively our community, state, nation and all nations of the world.”