Our History

The mission of Pine Lake Covenant Church began in the mid 1960’s when only a few homes set in a woodsy rural setting were present.  The property was purchased on faith that someday a community would take root and that a church would be ready for the new families.

 

In 1980 four young families from Mercer Island Covenant Church formed the core of an organizing group to plant a church on the Sammamish Plateau.  By 1982, 32 adults signed the charter to formally create a new faith community to serve the greater Issaquah and Redmond areas.  They held their first public worship services using the Lutheran Bible Institute building and called Eric Josephson as their Pastor and then Pastor Don Robinson who would serve for 10 years until 1996. 

 

By 1988 construction began on the property and on Easter Sunday, 1989 the first church service was held.  At that dedication of the church facility these “missionaries” did something else extraordinary.  Robert Larson, the visionary who purchased the property noted this event:  “When most churches hold onto everyone they have for fear of the debt, PLCC commissioned four families to become the nucleus of a new church in North Bend.  I have never seen this before, and I don’t believe that this has ever happened again.  This was, in my judgment, a magnanimous gesture on the part of the then young congregation.”

 

In 1998 PLCC called its 3rd Pastor, Chris Breuninger who served for 12 years.  As the congregation grew rapidly, new building projects followed to include the expansion of the parking lot and building of the Family Life Center by 2003 as a resource to the community. March of 2008, we planted a church.

 

The DNA of Pine Lake Covenant Church was forged by people who saw themselves always as a large church and who wanted to invest their time and resources to benefit the generations to come.  Today PLCC continues this commitment to be a “city on a hill” and to come alongside those for whom God grieves, both in our local communities and globally.

In July of 2012, Reverend Mark Meredith join the staff as our new Lead Pastor. Fall of 2012, Pine Lake Covenant Church began a season of RePlanting, reconnecting us with our vision.