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.

David Vielma

Pastor of Ministries

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.

Cliff Latham

Student & Young Adult Pastor 

Pastor Cliff joined New Covenant in October 2021 as the Student and Young Adult Pastor.  He is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has lived in Indiana for over 15 years.  He has toured with several bands and gospel artists.  His passion is for music and using his gifts to glorify God.  He is blessed to have gifting in producing music, singing and song writing, and ministering the word of God.  

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. 

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”.

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".