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 Itinera ry:  January, February, March 2020


  Latest News Bulletin:  March 24, 2020


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


Digital booklet download: Stategies for Growth

Apostolic Day of Prayer, Friday, March 27 The Apostolic Fellowship Summit is calling all Apostolic Pentecostals to prayer for our nation on Friday, March 27. The Summit is an annual meeting of the seven largest Oneness Pentecostal organizations in the United States, hosted by Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Leaders of these organizations will pray together on Friday, March 27, at Noon (Eastern) via Zoom. Prayer will be focused on each …
World Headquarters Provides Support UPCI World Headquarters is providing support and resources to missionaries, churches, and constituents through its various ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time there are unexpected needs among our North American and global missionaries that we can help defray. We also have opportunities to provide assistance to our churches and families. Children’s Ministries Children’s Ministries has resources for children’s services at home. Here is a …
COVID-19 UPDATE The Senior Leadership Team of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) met yesterday, March 17, at World Headquarters in Weldon Spring, MO, USA, to discuss our response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. In two recent news bulletins and a video, I have issued a call to prayer and offered biblical guidance. This bulletin provides additional resources and discussion. Each UPCI division and ministry is communicating with its team. …
The Church in a Pandemic How should the church act in a pandemic?   1. Trust God and Pray. Move from fear to faith, from panic to peace. Replace worry with prayer. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ …
A Call to Prayer I appeal to every minister and church in the United Pentecostal Church International to have special prayer regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s focus our prayers on the following points: (1) Divine protection and healing for all people and especially for our constituents. (2) Wisdom for leaders to take appropriate action for our safety and security without causing panic. (3) Protection for our nation and church from adverse economic and political …
Happy New Year! We wish each of you a Happy New Year. A new year is a new beginning, a time to start afresh. We are excited about the possibilities that a new year holds for each of us. This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Pentecostal Church International. Let’s pray that God will bless our fellowship in an unprecedented way as we celebrate this milestone and look …
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David K. Bernard Itinerary Q1 2020 PDF Download   JANUARY   2-3 Headquarters & UGST 3 PM - 4 Awakening, Campus Ministry International, U of I, Champaign, IL (Kaleb Saucer) 5 Memphis, TN (Bill Parkey) 6-11 Headquarters 11 PM Detroit Ministers Meeting (Art Wilson) 12 AM Monroe, MI (Bruce Leaman) 12 PM Detroit Area Rally, Wayne, MI (Art Wilson) 16 China Summit, Headquarters (Lynden Shalm) 18 Western District Special Conference, Merced, …
Official Notification of Resolutions You may access the resolutions that the Resolutions Committee has voted to present to the 2019 General Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. These resolutions are posted at and are published in the Fall issue of the Forward. Please bring a copy of the resolutions with you, as none will be distributed at the meeting. If you have trouble getting access please contact my office at for a PDF.    Each …
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David K. Bernard Itinerary July, August, September 2019 PDF Dow nload   JULY   1-2................... Headquarters 6-7................... Gilbert, AZ (Terry Baughman)  9........................ Headquarters 10-12.............. . Mississippi Camp, Raymond, MS (David Tipton)   13-14............... Hodge, LA (Jeff Stroud) & Ruston, LA 16-18............... Headquarters & Missouri District Conference, Hazelwood, MO (Bryan Parkey) 19-20............... 20th Anniversary, Louisiana Spanish Camp, Tioga, LA (Joseph Zambrano)  21...................... Dripping Springs, TX (Steve Green)  22-26............... Grandkids, Austin, TX 27-28............... Alexandria, LA …
Check out the archive of this recent live broadcast with UPCI General Superintendent David K. Bernard and Dr. Jared Runck, Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Urshan College. They  discussed biblical teachings about the Holy Spirit and tongues as well as related practical considerations. This broadcast was recorded in the UPCI media studio on April 23, 2019.

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