Meet The Pastor

Meet the Pastor
Dr. Robert E. Childress
Senior Pastor

Robert Childress, a native Houstonian, received an A.A. Degree in General Studies from Lon Morris College in 1985 and his B.A. Degree in History / Sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1987.  He obtained his Masters Degree in Divinity from Perkins School of Theology in 1991.  In 1997 Robert Childress received his Doctorate Degree in Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. 

He began Pastoring in 1985 in East Texas.  Dr. Childress came to Covenant Glen UMC (Fort Bend County) in 1990. The church at that time had a membership of 35; today Covenant Glen's average weekly worship attendance is approximately 1,200.  Under the leadership of Dr. Childress the church  has developed several community focused  ministries; including  an Elementary Prep School ( Ubora 1991-2015) , a vibrant Prison and an Outreach Ministry, housing development ministry, apartment ministry,  and various programs and services that ministers to families at all levels. 

Pastor Childress has served on many community and church related boards and agencies such as the Fort Bend Child Advocacy Advisory Council, Texas Southern University Board of Regents, God, Family and Country Committee and Founder of the Ubora School, and the Fifth Street Revitalization Committee ( The FSRC  is responsible for the transformation of an impoverished area that surrounds the church . Water system upgrades, housing and road construction where rebuilt so that the area is now viable and flourishing). The FSRC was a joint venture between religious and public sectors. 

Dr. Childress has been featured in several local papers which include the Houston Forward Times, Defender, Houston Chronicle, Fort Bend Star, Southwest Sun, and the Houston Business Journal.  He is the recipient of numerous awards: Magna Cum Laude award for graduating number 4 out of a 465 member graduating class at Forest Brook High School in Houston, Texas, recipient of 12 Dean's List Awards, Who's Who Among American College Students, Martin Luther King Jr. Visionary Award, NAACP Community Service Award, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award and several other community based honors. 

Dr. Childress is the founder and leader of The Liberation Project Inc, a church base community development corporation that developed a Youth Drug Prevention and Intervention Program funded by the State of Texas. The YDPI   provides life skills training for at risk children and youth in the Fort Bend area. The Liberation Project also developed the Glen Park subdivision, which made home ownership possible for 113 families in the Fifth St. area of Missouri City.  He's the founder of an Economic endeavor, which owned two funeral homes in Fort Bend County.   

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