We are a fortress that sits on the high ground of the city for its protection and defense.

We are committed to changing lives in Detroit and the world with the power of the gospel through every means possible.


Citadel of Faith Covenant Church was started in 2003 from a vision Harvey Carey received from the Lord nearly 20 years prior for a local church that would be established in Detroit, Michigan. Citadel has now grown into a dynamic multiracial & multicultural church with people from all backgrounds serving God in the heart of Detroit. Harvey Carey, Founder & Senior Pastor, is a dynamic speaker whose global ministry continues to change lives with the transforming truth of God's word.

The word citadel means “a fortress that sits on the high ground of the city for its protection and defense.” Our hope is to be a church where people who are hurting, distressed, or confused--of all races, classes and cultures--would come to seek answers from the Word of God that are relevant to the issues of their lives. To attract those who are in need of life-changing power, we reflect the light of Christ through sincere, consistent ministry in the city. As we develop genuine relationships and serve one another, our works give glory to God and connect people to Jesus. The result: an authentic community where lives are transformed by the power of the gospel, and faith-filled believers are released to change the world.

Citadel of Faith is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church.


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead every person possible into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Citadel of Faith Covenant Church is a dynamic community of faith-filled believers, committed to changing lives in Detroit and the world with the power of the gospel through every means possible.

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before me, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
- Matthew 5:13-16

What We Believe

  • The Bible is the only perfect rule for faith and conduct.

  • The plan of God is revealed through His word.

  • The local church is both autonomous and accountable.

  • Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, physically died on the cross, rose from the dead, and will return victoriously to establish His reign on earth as it is in heaven.  

  • Salvation is eternal and cannot be lost; the Holy Spirit fully indwells the believer upon conversion based upon yielding to His will.

  • Manifestations of the Holy Spirit through the believer edifies the Body of Christ through spiritual gifts.

    Follow this link to view our full Statement of Beliefs.

Our Values

  • Reverence God - Create honor and awe for God through dynamic corporate worship experiences

  • Raise Christians - Use creative discipleship methods to equip people for work of ministry and Christ-centered living

  • Reach People - Ignite spiritual and social change through evangelism and outreach initiatives

  • Release Leaders - Identify, develop and position healthy believers to lead both locally and globally

  • Know (Christ and His People), Grow (in both Biblical knowledge and application) and Show (our community and the world the love and power of Christ)