Reverend Kanyere Eaton is the pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church, a Bronx-based congregation of the Evangelical Covenant Church that is committed to engaging God’s people for worship, equipping God’s people for service, and empowering God’s people for leadership. Known for her down-to-earth style, and engaging delivery, she has preached, taught and led workshops in churches across the United States, as well as in Korea and South Africa.
Reverend Eaton has worked in both public and private sectors as a social service professional with backgrounds in early childhood education, substance abuse recovery, direct service management, hunger prevention and philanthropy. Between 2000 and 2010, she led The Sister Fund, a private women’s foundation in New York City, as its executive director. In this post, she received several awards and commendations; including the Changing the Face of Philanthropy award from the Women’s Funding Network, the Emerging Leader in Philanthropy award from the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and a social justice leadership award from the North Star Fund. She serves on the boards of the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (Brooklyn, NY) and The Sister Fund (New York, NY).
Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary, Pastor Eaton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a Master of Science and Social Work degree from Columbia University. She is married to the love of her life, James R. Dennis.