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 News Bulletin: September 4, 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.

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 …
Jul
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. …
Jul
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
Jul
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 …
Jun
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 …
Jun
Day of Pentecost During a worldwide pandemic and social turmoil, the church continues to have revival. For the Day of Pentecost, the UPCI offered special online services in English and Spanish. To date, we have received the following reports:   Views in English: 48,656 Views in Spanish: 50,105 Holy Ghost Baptisms: 2,294 Renewals in the Spirit: 163 Water Baptisms: 140 Healings: 94 Countries (downloaded or responded): 20 Canada & US estimated views: 35% Global Missions estimated views: 65%   …
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 …

Church & Ministry Locator

The UPCI has thousands of churches across the United States and Canada. This Church and Ministry Locator will assist you in finding a local congregation as well as Bible colleges, campgrounds, and district offices.

The UPCI reserves all rights to the information on this site.

[{"featureType":"administrative","elementType":"geometry","stylers":[{"saturation":"2"},{"visibility":"simplified"}]},{"featureType":"administrative","elementType":"labels","stylers":[{"saturation":"-28"},{"lightness":"-10"},{"visibility":"on"}]},{"featureType":"administrative","elementType":"labels.text.fill","stylers":[{"color":"#444444"}]},{"featureType":"landscape","elementType":"all","stylers":[{"color":"#f2f2f2"}]},{"featureType":"landscape","elementType":"geometry.fill","stylers":[{"saturation":"-1"},{"lightness":"-12"}]},{"featureType":"landscape.natural","elementType":"labels.text","stylers":[{"lightness":"-31"}]},{"featureType":"landscape.natural","elementType":"labels.text.fill","stylers":[{"lightness":"-74"}]},{"featureType":"landscape.natural","elementType":"labels.text.stroke","stylers":[{"lightness":"65"}]},{"featureType":"landscape.natural.landcover","elementType":"geometry","stylers":[{"lightness":"-15"}]},{"featureType":"landscape.natural.landcover","elementType":"geometry.fill","stylers":[{"lightness":"0"}]},{"featureType":"poi","elementType":"all","stylers":[{"visibility":"off"}]},{"featureType":"road","elementType":"all","stylers":[{"saturation":-100},{"lightness":45}]},{"featureType":"road","elementType":"geometry","stylers":[{"visibility":"on"},{"saturation":"0"},{"lightness":"-9"}]},{"featureType":"road","elementType":"geometry.stroke","stylers":[{"lightness":"-14"}]},{"featureType":"road","elementType":"labels","stylers":[{"lightness":"-35"},{"gamma":"1"},{"weight":"1.39"}]},{"featureType":"road","elementType":"labels.text.fill","stylers":[{"lightness":"-19"}]},{"featureType":"road","elementType":"labels.text.stroke","stylers":[{"lightness":"46"}]},{"featureType":"road.highway","elementType":"all","stylers":[{"visibility":"simplified"}]},{"featureType":"road.highway","elementType":"labels.icon","stylers":[{"lightness":"-13"},{"weight":"1.23"},{"invert_lightness":true},{"visibility":"simplified"},{"hue":"#ff0000"}]},{"featureType":"road.arterial","elementType":"labels.icon","stylers":[{"visibility":"off"}]},{"featureType":"transit","elementType":"all","stylers":[{"visibility":"off"}]},{"featureType":"water","elementType":"all","stylers":[{"color":"#adadad"},{"visibility":"on"}]}]