New Covenant Worship Center


Pastors & Staff

Luther Whitfield

Senior Pastor

Pastor Luther Whitfield is the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Covenant Worship Center, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to starting New Covenant, Pastor Whitfield served as the National City Life Director for Youth For Christ USA, and also as the Senior Director for the Primetime Community Center, where he still serves and engages today on a regular basis. 

Dawn A. Clopton


Dawn is a native resident of Fort Wayne.  She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington.  She and her husband have two beautiful daughters .  Dawn joined New Covenant in 2006 and began working in the capacity of the Church Administrator in 2011. She assists the staff in coordinating ministry work and serves as an Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor. 

David Vielma

Pastor of Ministry Operations

Pastor David has been serving at New Covenant Worship Center since the inception of the church. He and his wife, Laura, share two daughters, Julia and Gabriella.  Pastor David began his calling in ministry in 1995.  He received his license in 1998 and became an ordained minister at New Covenant Worship Center in 2010. 

Mick Baker

Executive Pastor of  The Impact Center

Pastor Mick Baker is the Executive Pastor and Director of the Covenant Impact Center, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Prior to starting at the Covenant Impact Center he served as the Executive Pastor at The Chapel for 9 years and 25 years before that he served at Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ.  Mick Graduated from Bethel College.  Mick is married to his lovely wife Sharon, has four children (Andy, Lindsay, Alissa, and Kristin) and five grandchildren .

Stan Jordan

Minister of Worship & Arts

Stan Jordan was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN.  He graduated from Paul Harding High School, and attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.  He has a beautiful wife Damita, seven children Carmea, Janae, Sa’Mya, Aaron, Jamartre, Antonio, and Brandon; two dogs – Ralphie and Malik.
In 2004, Stan accepted the call as Music Director/Minister of Music at New Covenant worship Center under Pastor Luther Whitfield.  During this time, God has blessed the Praise Choir to grow from 1 voice to over 40 dedicated vocalists, multimedia staff, and audio staff.  “I’m excited to see what God has in the plans for New Covenant”.

Jonathan Pelz

High School Youth Pastor

Jon Pelz has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry with a minor in Bible at Huntington University. He has been with Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ for over the past eight years & two years before that he worked in the urban ministry of Avon Park/Sebring, Florida. During that time he also worked with RemedyLIVE, working with technology to connect God & youth. He has over 10 years of on-field ministry in many different facets.
Jon has been married for over 3 years to his lovely wife Danielle and is thrilled for the direction that God has taken them together. Jon is enthusiastic for the opportunity to be a contributing member of the New Covenant team and also have Christ use and guide him in his walk. 

Zeke Bryant

Communications and Media Ministry Director

Zeke Bryant earned a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University, Bloomington. He managed Ivy Tech Community College's Media Services department for 10 years. Prior to Ivy Tech, Zeke worked over 6 years in production at PBS Fort Wayne.

Zeke is married to his lovely wife Rachel.  They have 5 beautiful children and 1 granddaughter. Zeke gave his life to Christ at a young age. He credits the church for giving him the opportunity to learn video production as a child, and set the foundation for a career. He is very excited to be a part of the New Covenant staff. He calls the position his "dream job".