Our Lady of the Cove Church began in 1960 as a mission to Our Lady of the Lake parish in Branson. By 1978, the community had grown enough to build a larger church at its present site. At the same time it was named a parish by the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau of which it is a part.
The parish currently serves the needs of Catholic believers in the southern Stone County area and the many visitors to Table Rock Lake throughout the year. The parish has also looked to the needs of others in the area especially those who lack financial resources. Our Lady of the Cove hosts the Southern Stone County Food Pantry that serves the hungry the first three Wednesdays each month. We continue to grow with those who move into the area as well as provide a spiritual home to those who have made a home here in the Kimberling City area