Meet our Pastor

Lizette Dizon Arches, M.A.
Senior Pastor

Lizette Dizon Arches is the founding senior pastor of Covenant Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. She is also the founder and president of iShepherd Inc., a non-profit ministry designed to help pastors and laymen finish well by providing resources, encouragement, support and training. It provides an international leadership-training site certified by the Leadership Training International. It is the result of her commitment in training and equipping pastors in the Philippines for the past years. She was the founding chairperson of My Children’s House of Hope BahayBata 127, a ministry for the deaf in Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines that she continues to support.

She was born in Manila and came to know the Lord on April 10, 1983. From thereon, she completed Bible seminars, discipleship trainings, leadership trainings, evangelism trainings, and attended church growth conferences. During the course of her trainings, she got involved with ushering ministry and community outreach. In 1985 she planted a church in Quezon City and built a worship center where she provided discipleship, leadership trainings and conducted outdoor crusades in the Philippine provinces of Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Mindoro. People she trained are now pastors, teachers, administrators, leaders of non-profit ministries and in private enterprises. Her passion to equip and empower has given her opportunities to preach in California, Las Vegas, Maryland, Northern Virginia/Washington DC, Maryland and North Carolina, USA. She has also ministered in Sweden and Norway.

She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She completed her Master of Arts in Practical Theology concentrating on Church & Ministry Leadership at Regent University in May 2010 receiving the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. In 2013, she received a Life/Dream Coach certificate from Transformational Leadership Coaching. She is also a certified Mobilized Advance Trainer and a Certified Instructor of the Leadership Training International.

Lizette Dizon Arches lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA with her beloved husband, Ariel and their wonderful children Abigail, Johanna, and Jean Luc.