General Superintendent David K. Bernard

David K. BernardThis 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 5.1 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: April 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.

May
Online Service for Pentecost Sunday, May 31 The UPCI Strategic Growth Initiative and the UPCI Evangelist Ministry are partnering to produce online worship services for Pentecost Sunday. These services will be available in both English and Spanish at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The English evangelist is Doug Klinedinst, and the Spanish evangelist is Mark Drost. A number for texting will be displayed …
Apr
Conference Call on the Pandemic Last Thursday, I participated in a conference call with US Attorney General William Barr and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams. They explained that through April 30 we are still in Phase 0 of our response to the pandemic. However, we will soon begin three phases for reopening America. Each state and county or parish can move at its own rate based on positive results in …
Apr
COVID-19 and the Church On Wednesday, April 8, I participated on a conference call with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Franklin Graham, and other religious leaders including Protestant ministers, Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis. At that time, the total of infected persons in the US exceeded 400,000, and total deaths were over 13,000. Of course, these numbers continue to escalate. The President stated that in the short term we still …
Apr
A Divine Shift After my wife and I spent some time in prayer and fasting, I feel impressed to communicate this message. We are rightly concerned about the current pandemic and its effects on the economy and on our churches. We are praying for healing, protection, and supply of needs. We are eagerly awaiting the time when we can have normal church services again. At the same time, I believe …
Mar
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 …
Mar
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 …
Mar
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. …
Mar
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 …
Mar
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 …
Jan
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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