About CRC

About Our Church and Pastor

About Us & Membership

Covenanted Reformation Church emerged from a clear need in Texas for a church committed to the unyielded principles of covenanted worship as prescribed in Scripture and to maintaining the integrity of the historic Christian faith. We stand firm in our commitment to the absolute truths of Scripture, the 1647 Westminster Standards, and the Canons of Dordt, without exception. Our mission is to honor God in both life and worship, with a steadfast dedication to biblical preaching and teaching that nurtures the Christian’s growth in Christ.

We ardently desire the growth and expansion of Christ’s church, not only within our community but also across our state, country, and the world. Our vision for growth is rooted in a Scriptural approach, aiming for genuine spiritual development without compromising the essentials of the historic Christian faith.


About Our Pastor

Fred T. Di Lella (Reformed in Doctrine, Worship, & Practice)

~~Master of Theology, Capital Bible Seminary
~~Master of Arts, Capital Bible Seminary
~~Doctoral Studies in Medicine and Italian, University of Bologna – Bologna, Italia

Licenses, Certificates, Training, and Awards:
**Ordained Minister of the Gospel
**Correctional Officer Academies
**Counselor Training
**Chaplaincy Certification Training
**Latin Honor Society


  • PASTOR, Covenanted Reformation Church
    Hebbronville, Texas
  • CHAPLAIN, Prison: CoreCivic, Inc., 2017, 2018, 2021
  • CHAPLAIN, Prison: State of New Mexico – Los Lunas, NM
  • PROFESSOR: Reformation International Theological Seminary 2017-2021
  • PASTOR: Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church – Lynchburg, VA 2008 to 2009
  • PASTOR – Pulpit Supply: Puritan Presbyterian – Laytonsville, MD 1989 to 1997
  • PROFESSOR: Christ College – Lynchburg, VA  1987 to 1990
  • PASTOR Heritage Presbyterian – Warrenton, VA 1987 to 1989
  • PROFESSOR: Chesapeake Theological Seminary – Ellicott City, MD  1987 to 1989
  • PASTOR: Adelphi Bible Church – Adelphi, MD 1980 to 1985
  • PASTOR: Grace Bible Church – Culpeper, VA 1983 to 1984

Rev. Fred T. Di Lella

Membership at Covenanted Reformation Church

Elders and deacons at Grace Reformed Chapel make vows. They cannot hold an office in the church without adhering to the entire 1647 Westminster Standards without exception, (and the Synod of Dordt in opposition to both Historic Arminianism, as well as current Arminian Evangelicalism).

Potential members of the church, in contrast, resolve make membership promises. They are able to participate in the Lord’s Supper and have the privileges of membership as covenanted believers (members after induction) which include pastoral oversight, as well as voting right in the constitution of the church. They are required to have read the 1647 Westminster Standards and the Canons of the Dordt as primers to membership.

Covenanted Reformation Church Membership Vows:

  1. Do you believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, in their original autographs, to be the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God, and vow to uphold the truth that its doctrine of salvation to be the only perfect true doctrine for faith and practice, and that you have a faithful copy of that Bible to read, study and meditate upon as a member of the church?
  2. Do you promise and confess that because of the imputation of original sin and your inward and outward actual sins, you abhor and humble yourself before God, and that you trust, not in yourself, but in the work and merit of the imputed righteousness graciously given by the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation?
  3. Do you acknowledge Jesus Christ as the sovereign Lord and God, the Testator of the Covenant of Grace, and do you promise, in reliance on the grace of God, to serve Him with all that is in you, to forsake the world, to mortify the deeds of the flesh, and lead a godly life walking in the power of the Spirit of God and in his righteous fruit by faith and love, both for yourself and the continued exercise of your gifts among the members of the church?
  4. Do you promise in the Lord, to adhere to the government of Grace Chapel, in case you should be found delinquent in doctrine or practice, to submit, heed, and abide by the discipline of Christ through the ordained elders of the church?
  5. Do you promise to uphold and submit to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as explained by the 1647 Westminster Standards and the Canons of Dordt as far as they agree with the Word of God, and as they have been historically received, and submit yourself to the guidance of these as biblical confessions as directives for Christian faith and practice as members of Grace Chapel?