What We Believe

  • We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image.  We believe diversity enriches our journey together, as well as our understanding and experience of God, through Jesus Christ. We commit to living out Christ’s message of love, healing, hospitality, forgiveness and hope in our community of faith by accepting everyone who enters our doors.  We welcome and embrace all people, including those of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, ability, economic status, or political perspective.  We invite full inclusion of all into the life and ministry of Christ through our church.
  • We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church as the body of Christ made up of believers in Jesus Christ, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
  • We believe that salvation comes by confession of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, to believe in the heart that Jesus died and rose from the dead, and to proclaim with the mouth that He is Lord.
  • We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God; inerrant as originally given, verbally inspired by God, the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for salvation and conduct.
  • We believe in the Great Commission; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. Amen.


Meet Pastor Bill!

The Rev. William C. Kovacsik welcomes you to our website! 

Rev. William C. Kovacsik was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and appointed as Pastor at West Hartford United Methodist Church in 2022.  He is a graduate of the M. Div Program at Yale Divinity School.  He also holds a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University.

After a brief career as a litigator at a Wall Street law firm, Bill went back to his first love in theatre.  He served on the drama faculty at Carnegie Mellon, and has also taught theatre at Ball State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.  From 2008-2014, he was on the faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore, where he served as chair of the Dramatic Writing program. 

He has written thirty-one plays that have been presented for the public; his work has been seen in America, Wales, Scotland, Canada and Singapore.  Among his awards for Playwriting are the Joseph Jefferson Citation Award as Best New Work in Chicago, 2005-2006.  His plays have been published in America by Playscripts, Inc., the Next Stage Press, and by Pint-Sized Plays in England. 

While in Singapore, Bill fell in love with English football – soccer, to Americans – and is a passionate follower of the Premier League.  He is also a fan of classical music, modern jazz, and historical mysteries.  He is an avid mountain hiker and a rookie gardener.