General Superintendent David K. Bernard

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David K. Bernard is the general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, which has 3.5 million constituents in over 40,000 churches in 220 nations and territories. He founded New Life Church of Austin, Texas, out of which 16 additional churches were started under his leadership. He is also the founding president of Urshan College and Urshan Graduate School of Theology. He earned the master and doctor of theology in New Testament from the University of South Africa, doctor of jurisprudence with honors from the University of Texas, and bachelor of arts magna cum laude in mathematical sciences and managerial studies from Rice University. The author of 34 books with circulation of 900,000, he has been published in 37 languages and has ministered in 66 countries on six continents. He and his wife, Connie, have three children and several grandchildren.


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  Latest News Bulletin:  May 3, 2017


A Call to Prayer from World Network of Prayer
The 66th annual National Day of Prayer will be commemorated on Thursday, May 4, 2017,with the theme "For Your GREAT Name's Sake: Hear Us ... Forgive Us ... Heal Us!" (Matthew 1:23, Daniel 9:19). The Global Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, June 4, 2017. All churches are encouraged to promote and participate in these important events. In the midst of global crisis and uncertainty, there is …

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April 2-7                             Leadership Seminar, Asia (Lynden Shalm)

April 9 am                          Manchaca, TX (Rodney Shaw & John Ratka)

April 11 – 13 am            Headquarters & Urshan College/Graduate School

April 13 pm – 14            Maine District Conference, Augusta, ME (Rick Stoops)

April 20-22                        Headquarters & Urshan College/Graduate School

April 21 pm                       100th Anniversary, Vandalia, IL (Vic Votaw)

April 22 pm                       10th Anniversary, Pinckneyville, IL (Mark Harris)

April 23                               St. Charles, MO …


Window of Opportunity
In 2017, we have a window of opportunity for revival. While our culture continues to decline spiritually, the current political and economic environment in North America is favorable for freedom of religion and worldwide proclamation of the gospel. The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) is stronger than ever before, is experiencing great revival, and is planning strategically in all areas. Let's take advantage of this opportunity.

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January 3-7                      Headquarters

January 8 am                   St. James, MO (Brad Dimock)

January 9-11                   Headquarters

January 15                        Prairieville, LA (Donovan Hill); Gonzales, LA (Elton Bernard)

January 16-18                Because of the Times, Alexandria, LA (Anthony Mangun)

January 22                        Webster, TX (Mark Hughes)

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Thoughts on the US Election

From a Christian perspective, both major presidential candidates had significant flaws. Nevertheless, the election gave Republicans control of the Presidency, House, and Senate. They can appoint a majority on the Supreme Court, thereby unifying all three branches of government under a more conservative philosophy. There is the potential for less governmental regulation; greater efficiency; and greater religious, economic, and political freedom.


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Prayer for US Elections
I appeal to everyone to pray for the upcoming US elections on November 8, which will be significant for the direction of our nation and our world over the next four years. As a church we don't endorse political candidates, but we should pray for leaders who will preserve our political and economic liberty, especially freedom of religion. The story …


Annual Report
The 2016 Annual Financial Report of the United Pentecostal Church International is now available to all UPCI ministers at You must log in to have access. The report shows that we have attained new records for net assets, total ministers, and total works in the US and Canada as well as worldwide constituents. It is now published digitally for everyone instead of being distributed …


Early Registration for General Conference 2016 ends tomorrow!

Early registrants will pay only $50.00, but after Wednesday, August 31, registration will be $75.00.  Registration fees apply to persons 18 years or older. For more information and to register, please click here


The business session will be held Wednesday, September 28, at9:00 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225 in Halls A-C.


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