Bishop Dennis R. Pitts, Sr., Lead Pastor


Bishop Dennis Pitts has been preaching the gospel for over 48 years.  He has served as Senior Pastor of New Covenant Church of God in Hickory, NC since 2003.  As Senior Pastor, Bishop Pitts has a heart for Jesus, and for telling people about God’s love. 

Seven years ago he was appointed as the district overseer of the Foothills District, consisting of thirteen churches. Bishop Dennis R. Pitts currently serves as the Chairman of the Western North Carolina Church of God USA Missions Board.  He has also served on the Youth Board, and the WNC CoG State Council, totaling 24 consecutive years serving on State Boards.

Bishop Pitts is married to the former Melody Wood of Whittier, NC.  They have two children, Dennis Pitts Jr and Carrie Dietrich.  Dennis Pitts Jr is a fire fighter at two different fire stations in Louisiana.  Carrie is an Ordained Minister and her husband Matthew is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God.  Carrie serves as Music Director and Administrative Assistant at New Covenant Church of God.  Matthew currently serves as Assistant Pastor.  Bishop Dennis and Melody Pitts are the proud grandparents of a beautiful granddaughter.

Bishop Pitts is excited about reaching people for the Kingdom of God!