General Superintendent David K. Bernard

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David K. Bernard is the general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, which has 5.3 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

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 …
Oct
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 …
Sep
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 upci.org/live, upcigc.com,  Facebook.com/upci.org, and on the Discipleship Now Network at discipleshipnow.com. 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 …
Sep
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 upci.org/live, upcigc.com, and Facebook.com/upci.org. 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 …
Aug
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 …
Aug
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 …

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