Our History

In August of 1990, God planted Covenant Fellowship Church (CFC) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the vision of producing kingdom workers. God placed Matthew 9:37-38 on Reverend Min Chung's heart: "the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." The “few” indicates not only the quantity, but the quality of the workers. With 120 college students on the first Sunday at the Great Hall in Wesley Church, Covenant Fellowship Church, initially called Korean Christian Fellowship, was birthed.

With the core principles being centered on Word and prayer, God continued to build our church. God brought many college students to CFC— not only from Illinois, but from all over world.

As CFC continued to grow, members from different life stages joined our church. The Graduate Bible Study (GBS) ministry was formed as many graduate students joined. The Adult & Family Ministry (AFM) was developed as a growing number of people considered Champaign-Urbana their home after graduating from college. The educational ministry, which consists of Nursery, Sunday School, and Youth Group, blossomed as families grew.  Our prayer is that God would raise up the future generation of Kingdom Workers.

As of July 2021, CFC came under the leadership of Reverend KJ Kim and a lay oversight board.  On December 4, 2022, CFC became a particular church within the Presbytery of Northern Illinois of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  Reverend Kim was officially commissioned to CFC as its ordained teaching elder and the lay oversight board members were ordained as ruling elders.