About Us
 “Encountering God. Equipping people. Extending the Gospel.”

Our Church

The vision of Salem Covenant Church is “to be a vibrant community of Christ-followers drawing this current generation into an encounter with Jesus Christ, equipping all within the community to share His love and truth with others.”
 
While our building maintains a traditional feel, our services have a more contemporary style. We strive to pour our focus and energy into the development of younger generations without neglecting the continuing growth of those who precede them.

Our Denomination

We at Salem Covenant Church are a part of a communion of congregations known as The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). The ECC is a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
 
The Evangelical Covenant Church adheres to the affirmations of the Protestant Reformation regarding the Bible. The ECC confesses that the Holy Scripture, the Old & the New Testament, is the Word of God & the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, & conduct. The ECC affirms the historic confessions of the Christian Church while emphasizing the sovereignty of the Word of God over all creedal interpretations.

Our Doctrine

We affirm the following:
 The centrality of the word of God.
 The necessity of the new birth.
 A commitment to the whole mission of the church.
 The church as a fellowship of believers.
 A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
 The reality of freedom in Christ.
Staff

Steven Osborne  Senior Pastor

Pastor Steven was born in Welkom, South Africa. He attended the Apostolic Faith Mission Seminary and Rand African University in 1996–1998. He accepted a position as Team Pastor for a company called Acts Ministries from 1996 to 2000 and had the opportunity to minister to kids in High Schools and various denominations all over South Africa. After graduating from Rhema Bible College in the year 2000, he accepted a full-time position as youth pastor in Secunda, South Africa. Steven married his wife Venessa in April 2000. He started Resash ministries and was in ministry there until he accepted the position as youth pastor at the Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church in May 2003 and served there until 2011. He spearheaded Y.U.C.K. (Youth Under Christ’s Kingdom) Ministries, which is recognized as one of the most successful youth ministries in Fairmont. A daughter, Hailey was added to the Osborne family in 2008. In July of 2011 Steven became the youth pastor of Salem Covenant Church in Duluth, where he started TEXT Student Ministries. He served as youth pastor at Salem for six years. Following the retirement of the lead pastor, Dave Peterson, Steven was voted to be the lead pastor in April of 2017.

Christo Möller  Worship & Youth Director

Christo was born in Heidelberg, South Africa. He grew up in Secunda where he was the worship leader for Resash Ministries from the age of 14. He graduated high school in 2004 and went on to graduate from Rhema Bible College in 2007. Since then he has been ministering to youth groups from various denominations, training worship teams, and serving on leadership. He married his beautiful wife Natasha in October 2016. Their baby girl, Emma, was born in December of 2017. In April 2018, Christo and his family accepted a full-time position at Salem Covenant and started their journey as Director of Youth and Worship.

Ric Hegg  Custodian