Country Evangelical Covenant Church Sunday Worship 10:30 AM

          A Place to Belong, to Believe, and to Become

Rev. Bill Orris

Transitional Pastor

Pastor Bill started his ministry here in November 2019 after serving 16 months as the Transitional Lead Pastor at Bethesda Covenant Church in Rockford, IL.  He has served nine churches in our denomination, The Evangelical Covenant Church, in this role of interim/intentional/transitional pastor helping congregations become more healthy and missional. 

Bill has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1988 and has served Covenant churches since 1992 as an ordained Covenant pastor. He’s married to Lisa for 34 years and they have three children... Billy, who is with the LORD, after tragically dying in a motorcycle accident at 26 yrs old in Aug 2015; Lauren & husband John; Michael & wife Kierra and their identical twin sons, Micah & Malachi,  Bill & Lisa's first grandchildren 😊 who were born in January 2019! Bill & Lisa served as Co-Pastors for 5 1/2 years at Hope Covenant Church in Crystal Lake, IL where Lisa is currently serving as the Lead Pastor. You might see Pastor Bill on the baseball field, football field or basketball court umpiring or refereeing as he is in his 42nd season as a certified official for the Illinois High School Association. He’s worked 3 IHSA State Baseball Championships and 4 State Football Championships and is known as the smiling/singing referee!

Welcome to Country Covenant!  So glad you are checking us out.  We want you to know that you matter to us.  We are here for you.

We mainly do this by worshiping and learning together on Sundays and by serving people who are in need.

Country Covenant is a place where you are encouraged to come just as you are - with all of your doubts, fears and imperfections just like the rest of us. This is a place where you can get involved and ask your questions and then have the freedom to explore answers at your own pace without pressure or judgment. Thanks for checking out our website and learning more about who we are.  We would love for you to visit us any Sunday morning at 10:30am or let us know if we can be of any help to you at all.  You can call us at 847.464.5381 or email me at

We hope to see you soon!


Pastor Bill