Statement Archive

General Conference 2020 Report
10/06/2020 , David K. Bernard
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.
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General Conference 2020 Update
09/21/2020 , David K. Bernard
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, on the United Pentecostal Church International Facebook Page, and on the Discipleship Now Network at discipleshipnow.com.
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General Conference Online
09/04/2020 , David K. Bernard
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. Viewers can also watch General Conference live on the Discipleship Now Network. Beginning September 11, Discipleship Now can be downloaded on Roku, AppleTV, FireTV, iOS and Android platforms.
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Helping Victims of Hurricane Laura
08/28/2020 , David K. Bernard
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.
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Fighting for Religious Liberty
08/20/2020 , David K. Bernard
We live in difficult days. A chief concern is the growing threat to religious liberty. Churches are on the frontline of a spiritual battle and under increasing attack. We witness a rising tide of laws and regulations dealing with sexual orientation, gender identity, abortion on demand, and restrictions to worship and ministry.
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Praying for our Nation
07/31/2020 , David K. Bernard
Sunday, August 9 has been designated as the National Day of Prayer for Religious Liberty. In preparation, the World Network of Prayer is calling for three days of prayer and fasting on August 4-6. During this period, please pray for our nation, its leadership, and the upcoming election.
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General Conference Update
07/23/2020 , David K. Bernard
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.
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A New Birth of Freedom
07/02/2020 , David K. Bernard
As the United States of America celebrates Independence Day and as Canada has just celebrated Canada Day, I urge all of us to pray for our nations and our world. The United States and Canada have been blessed with liberty and prosperity. A significant reason is that our nations were founded on biblical values. Consequently, God has used our nations to help spread the gospel around the world.
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June 19, 2020 Update
06/19/2020 , David K. Bernard
We anticipate business as usual for General Conference 2020 with minimal impact due to COVID-19 restrictions. The State of Missouri has removed all statewide COVID-19 restrictions, and local authorities are expected to relax their restrictions.
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A Timeline of Racial & Ethnic Affirmation
06/12/2020 , David K. Bernard
A historical timeline of the United Pentecostal Church International's efforts to promote racial and ethnic affirmation.
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Pentecost Sunday Report
06/02/2020 , David K. Bernard
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:
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May 21, 2020 Update
05/21/2020 , David K. Bernard
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.
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Pandemic Conference Call
04/28/2020 , David K. Bernard
General Superintendent David K. Bernard recently participated in a conference call with US Attorney General William Barr and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams regarding churches and the coronavirus pandemic.
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Guidelines for In-Person Worship
04/28/2020 , David K. Bernard
The National Apostolic Christian Leadership Conference has released guidelines for churches returning to in-person worship services. With the commencement of the “Opening Up America Again” policy, churches should begin to look at how to return to in-person worship services.
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COVID-19 and the Church
04/10/2020 , David K. Bernard
General Superintendent David K. Bernard participated in a Wednesday, April 8 conference call with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Franklin Graham, and other religious leaders including Protestant ministers, Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis regarding ongoing developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Divine Shift
04/03/2020 , David K. Bernard
UPCI General Superintendent David K. Bernard issues a challenge to the church to seize opportunities for ministry and evangelism that have been presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Apostolic Day of Prayer on Friday, March 27
03/24/2020 , David K. Bernard
The Apostolic Fellowship Summit is calling all Apostolic Pentecostals to prayer for our nation on Friday, March 27, 2020. 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 via Zoom.
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World Headquarters Provides Support during Coronavirus Crisis
03/20/2020 , David K. Bernard
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.
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COVID-19 Update
03/18/2020 , David K. Bernard
The Senior Leadership Team of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) met yesterday, March 17, 2020 at World Headquarters in Weldon Spring, MO, USA, to discuss our response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
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The Church in a Pandemic
03/16/2020 , David K. Bernard
How should the church respond in a pandemic? UPCI General Superintendent David K. Bernard explains that the proper response begins with trusting God and seeking His face in prayer.
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A Call to Prayer
03/12/2020 , David K. Bernard
General Superintendent David K. Bernard calls UPCI churches and ministers to prayer regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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Happy New Year from the UPCI
01/08/2020 , David K. Bernard
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.
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News Bulletin - March 20, 2019
03/20/2019 , David K. Bernard
David K. Bernard discusses the ongoing Strategic Growth Initiative, shares victory reports, announces future plans, and more.
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News Bulletin - October 16, 2018
10/16/2018 , David K. Bernard
Superintendent Bernard reports on our recent General Conference, discusses ongoing hurricane relief efforts, and calls for prayer for the upcoming US elections.
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News Bulletin - October 11, 2018
10/11/2018 , David K. Bernard
Superintendent Bernard's news bulletin of October 11, 2018: The UPCI As a Multiracial Church.
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News Bulletin - September 20, 2018
09/20/2018 , David K. Bernard
Superintendent Bernard reports a record Sheaves for Christ offering, gives an update on Hurricane Florence relief efforts, and invites prayer for the upcoming General Conference in Louisville.
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News Bulletin - September 11, 2018
09/11/2018 , David K. Bernard
Superintendent Bernard calls for prayer and action as Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the East Coast this week.
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News Bulletin - April 4, 2018
04/04/2018 , David K. Bernard
Reports on the General Board's strategic growth plans for North America, the recent Executive Global Council in Nairobi, the upcoming National Day of Prayer, and other important items.
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David K. Bernard at BOTT 2018
02/09/2018 , David K. Bernard
David K. Bernard speaks at Because of the Times 2018.
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News Bulletin - September 1, 2017
09/01/2017 , David K. Bernard
Includes an update on our Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and other important items.
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News Bulletin - August 27, 2017
08/27/2017 , David K. Bernard
Explains how you can help with our hurricane relief efforts.
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News Bulletin - August 10, 2017
08/10/2017 , David K. Bernard
Details recent progress of the UPCI and casts a vision for unprecedented revival and growth.
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News Bulletin - July 10, 2017
07/10/2017 , David K. Bernard
Includes updates on Spanish Evangelism Ministries, North American Missions, General Conference 2017, and more.
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News Bulletin - May 3, 2017
05/03/2017 , David K. Bernard
Includes a call to participate in the National Day of Prayer, our strategic plan for growth, and other items.
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David K. Bernard at BOTT 2017
03/07/2017 , David K. Bernard
David K. Bernard speaks at Because of the Times 2017.
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News Bulletin - November 28, 2016
11/28/2016 , David K. Bernard
Regarding recent US election; Chinese, Indian, and Eastern Religions Summits; and other items.
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News Bulletin - November 4, 2016
11/04/2016 , David K. Bernard
Regarding upcoming US elections, recent 2016 General Conference, relocation of UPCI World Headquarters, and other items.
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Live Broadcast - July 20, 2016
07/20/2016 , David K. Bernard
Discussion of current events and a call to prayer.
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News Bulletin - July 19, 2016
07/19/2016 , David K. Bernard
Regarding recent events, relocation of world headquarters, new Women in Ministry Network, and other items.
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News Bulletin - April 7, 2016
04/07/2016 , David K. Bernard
Regarding higher education in the UPCI and other items.
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News Bulletin - March 4, 2016
03/04/2016 , David K. Bernard
Update from General Superintendent David K. Bernard on the recent purchase of a new building for the UPCI's international headquarters in St. Louis.
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David K. Bernard - Because of the Times 2016
02/03/2016 , David K. Bernard
David K. Bernard speaks at Because of the Times 2016.
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