General Superintendent David K. Bernard

This page is dedicated to news and information from General Superintendent David K. Bernard. Please check often for updates.

 

David K. Bernard is the general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, which has 5.3 million constituents in over 42,000 churches in 232 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.

 

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

 

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Revista de Liderazgo de la SGI

Apr
Ukraine Update Through Compassion Services International (CSi) we have distributed approximately $200,000 in humanitarian aid to our churches in Ukraine. Four teams of CSi representatives from the U.S. also have traveled to Poland and Romania at their own expense to help distribute resources and assist refugees and Ukrainian believers. UPCI Missionary Daniel Patterson also has made six trips into Ukraine to distribute CSi aid. CSi also has partnered with another charitable organization …
Feb
Ukraine Update Last Thursday, Russia followed through on its longstanding threat to invade neighboring Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have stood their ground, even though their country is at a substantial disadvantage in military resources. The Russian attack initially targeted Ukrainian military installations, but now residential areas have come under fire. Some Ukrainian residents have temporarily abandoned their homes and sought shelter in subway stations and other underground locations that provide …
Feb
Pray for Ukraine We received a report from our leader in Ukraine. He and his family are in a small village outside of Kiev. Currently, they are safe and in close contact with our churches and pastors. Cities throughout the county are under attack, including Odessa, where there is a naval base and an Apostolic church. Some of our people in nearby countries have been put on alert. Let’s join …
Dec
Kentucky Relief Effort The Kentucky District reports that relief efforts for their churches are going well. There has been an outpouring of support from other districts and churches. Kentucky District Ladies Ministries has agreed to cover deductibles for churches with claims and the district Children’s Ministries Department will cover lost or damaged Sunday School materials. The district started a relief fund and District Superintendent Michael Seidenfaden is taking checks to …
Dec
Storms unleashed devastating tornadoes late Friday and early Saturday. In Kentucky we had two churches hit with tens of thousands of dollars of damage. A few of our ministers’ houses were damaged beyond repair. A couple of saints' homes were also destroyed. UPCI Men’s Ministries is partnering with districts to provide assistance. Reach Out America has activated its relief and distribution program for the tornado damage in multiple states. Together …
Nov
UPCI Attendance and Constituents (Canada and US) Recently, the UPCI surveyed senior pastors in Canada and the US. The survey was distributed via email and promoted at General Conference. We received responses from almost a thousand pastors, or about 23% of all senior pastors, with at least one response from all 57 districts. Here are some initial findings:   The survey asked for average (or typical) and peak attendance in 2021. Typical …
Oct
We are thankful for an amazing General Conference with outstanding preaching, teaching, praise, and prayer. After last year’s conference was moved online due to the pandemic, people were eager to come together for worship and fellowship. Particularly noteworthy was the powerful move of God at the conclusion of each service. Hundreds of people, including many young adults, filled the altar and prayed for an extended time as they consecrated themselves …
Dec
2021 30 Days of Prayer (World Network of Prayer) For 2021, the UPCI has adopted the theme, “Beyond.” Beyond is defined as “over and above or greater than; surpassing; exceeding.”  Let’s go beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary in the coming year!  All churches and ministers are encouraged to participate in the annual 30 Days of Prayer on January 2-31. Let’s pray and believe together that God will do great things …
Dec
We are saddened to announce the passing of Raul Orozco, the bishop of La Senda Antigua in southern California and the general director of the UPCI’s Spanish Evangelism Ministries. Brother Orozco was a member of the UPCI’s General Board and the pastor of our largest church and daughter work network in North America.   Brother Orozco was born in Mexico on August 7, 1954. His family later immigrated to the …
Oct
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 …

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