General Superintendent David K. Bernard

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David K. Bernard is the general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, which has 5.1 million constituents in over 42,000 churches in 230 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 both a master's and a doctor of theology degree in New Testament from the University of South Africa, a doctor of jurisprudence with honors from the University of Texas, and a bachelor of arts magna cum laude in mathematical sciences and managerial studies from Rice University. He has written 37 books that have been published in 39 languages with a total circulation of more than 900,000 copies. In addition, he has ministered in 70 countries on six continents. He and his wife, Connie, have three children and several grandchildren.

  Latest News Bulletin: October 28, 2020


David K. Bernard's books and other materials are available for purchase through the Pentecostal Publishing House.


Digital booklet download: Stategies for Growth


Copy of a letter from the Department of Justice to California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Call to Prayer II Chronicles 7:13-14 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and …
General Conference Report We recently concluded our 75th Anniversary General Conference. Due to the pandemic, the entire conference, including services and seminars, was broadcast on Facebook, YouTube, and the UPCI website. Viewership numbers were strong, with a peak live audience of nearly 7,000 devices tuned to the broadcast and peak service unique viewers of over 114,000. This means that as of September 30, at least 114,000 people watched some portion …
General Conference Online Please join us virtually on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 PM (Central Time) as we open General Conference 2020. All services, seminars, and presentations will be live streamed at,,, and on the Discipleship Now Network at Discipleship Now can also be downloaded on Roku (Tuesday morning), AppleTV, FireTV, iOS and Android platforms. Open caption and ASL interpretation will be provided on the Deaf Evangelism Ministry …
General Conference Online Please join us virtually on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 PM (Central Time) as we open General Conference 2020. All services, seminars, and presentations will be live streamed at,, and Open caption and ASL interpretation will be provided on the Deaf Evangelism Ministry Facebook page. Viewers can also watch General Conference live on the Discipleship Now Network. Beginning September 11, Discipleship Now can be downloaded on …
Hurricane Relief Hurricane Laura has wrought devastation in Louisiana and in East Texas, where tens of thousands of our members worship in hundreds of our UPCI churches. We are a body that cares deeply about one another, and we ask for your help. The UPCI ministers in domestic disaster relief primarily through Reach Out America (ROA), one of our endorsed organizations. ROA has a 25-year track record of disaster and …
We live in difficult days. A pandemic has touched the lives of everyone, including many in our fellowship. I pray that the Lord will be with you and protect you, your family, and your church during this time. A chief concern is the growing threat to religious liberty. Churches are on the frontline of a spiritual battle and under increasing attack. This pandemic seems to have dropped the mask from …
Three Days of Prayer and Fasting The World Network of Prayer is calling for three days of prayer and fasting on August 4-6. During this period, please spend some time in prayer and fasting for your nation, its national leadership, and the upcoming election in the US.   National Day of Prayer for Religious Liberty Sunday, August 9 has been designated as the National Day of Prayer for Religious Liberty. …
General Conference Update The General Board has decided to change the 2020 General Conference to an online format in September. We will be providing more information soon. If you have made hotel reservations you should cancel them.   Sincerely in Christ,   David K. Bernard
General Conference 2020 We are looking forward to General Conference 2020 with minimal impact due to COVID-19. However, due to current social distancing requirements, we need to ensure there is plenty of room for everyone attending. To give us an accurate count, we have implemented a FREE registration portal. Please click here to save your space now!   A Call to Prayer for Our Nations As the United States of America …
General Conference We anticipate business as usual for General Conference 2020 with minimal impact due to COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, the St. Louis Convention Bureau is operating with restrictions of 25% capacity and six-foot spacing for non-related attendees. However, the state of Missouri has removed all statewide COVID-19 restrictions, and local authorities are expected to relax their restrictions. But even under the current restrictions, UPCI has the capacity to move forward with …

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