General Superintendent David K. Bernard

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David K. Bernard is the general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, which has 4 million constituents in over 40,000 churches in 225 nations and territories. He founded New Life Church of Austin, Texas, out of which 16 additional churches were started under his leadership. He was 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 36 books with circulation of 900,000, he has been published in 39 languages and has ministered in 70 countries on six continents. He and his wife, Connie, have three children and several grandchildren.

Latest Itinera ry: July, August, September 2018


  Latest News Bulletin:  September 11, 2018

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Check out this recording of the recent live Bible and Doctrine Q&A with David K. Bernard, ThD, JD and David Norris, PhD.


Hurricane Florence

Please pray for the East Coast and Gulf Coast as they are facing dangerous hurricanes. Hurricane Florence, a major hurricane, is expected to hit the East Coast this week, causing significant damage. Reach Out America (ROA), the UPCI-endorsed domestic relief agency, is mobilizing for action. ROA is a member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and is coordinating its efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

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Check out the archive of this recent live broadcast about  the development of the UPCI with David K. Bernard and Jerry Jones:

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Check out the archive of this recent live broadcast about multicultural ministry with David K. Bernard and Brocc Chavis:
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David K. Bernard Itinerary

July, August, September 2018


July 1                                    …


General Board: Strategic Growth Plans

The Executive and General Boards of the United Pentecostal Church International met on February 26-28 and March 1, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. In addition to its regular business, the General Board considered the development of a Strategic Growth Plan for each district. The district superintendents participated in four groups based on size of district to discuss best practices, ideas, and strategies for growth. They set a …

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David K. Bernard Itinerary

April, May, June 2018


April 3-4                             Headquarters

April 5                                  Wesleyan Holiness Connection, Alexandria, VA (Kevin Mannoia)

April 6                                  Headquarters

April 8                        …

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David K. Bernard speaks at Because of the Times 2018.

(Courtesy of POA - The Pentecostals of Alexandria and Pastor Anthony Mangun)


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David K. Bernard Itinerary

January, February, March 2018


January 4-6                        Headquarters

January 6 pm – 7             Dyersburg, TN (Doug Ellingsworth)

January 8-12                     Headquarters

January 13-19                  Costa Rica (Tony & Lori Bagliore)

January 20 pm                  Beyond Borders Conference, Vidor, TX (Matthew Tuttle)

January 21                          Leesville, LA …

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David K. Bernard Itinerary

October, November, December 2017


October 4-5                        Houston, TX (Daniel Bernard)

October 8 am                     Austin, TX (Mauricio Cruz)

October 10 – 13 am       Headquarters & Urshan College/Graduate School

October 12 pm                  St. Peters, MO (Andrew Urshan)

October 13 pm – 14      …

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