Kori Covington


Kori is wife to Jim and mother to Tillie.  She has 3 grown stepchildren, all married, and she is Kiki to 5 grand-littles.  She absolutely adores all her children and grandchildren and cherishes the times they all get to be together. Kori is a stay-at-home mom these days to Tillie. Home is where she spends most of her time. She loves to brew coffee and engage in great conversation with anyone who loves that “old time thing” of swinging by for morning coffee. One of her secret passions is scrapbooking, old and new style. Working with pictures reminds her of God’s goodness to her throughout the years.  She (secretly) loves to watch Hallmark movies because they have happy endings. Kori also loves to garden even though her thumb is not really a lovely shade of dark green yet.  She’s working on that. Spending time with her husband Jim is a highlight of her life and doing rope courses with Tillie keeps she and Jim young at heart. Jim and Kori have been involved at the Plainview Campus since January 2014.

What does life look like for you in this season?

It’s a season of change and growth. Mothering a preteen girl in this day and age is very different than when I was her age. I am learning that to be a bit more technically savvy is a must. It’s challenging, but quite humorous. I have to laugh at myself when trying to navigate this new-found friendly foe. LOL. Also, God’s teaching me that listening is better than talking and extending grace goes a long way in relationship building. It’s a season to lay down the “perfectionism syndrome” and strive for excellence in God’s eyes. It’s doable and so much more rewarding.


Which books made the biggest impact on you?

Most definitely the Bible has impacted my life, but other books include:

  • Holding on to Hope by Nancy Guthrie
  • Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
  • Every Body Matters by Gary Thomas