Statement Archive

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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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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Current Situation in Sri Lanka
05/17/2019 , Staff
Bro. & Sis. Mathiasz have shared the following regarding the current ground situation in Sri Lanka since the Easter Sunday bombings.
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UPCI Systems Upgrade
03/05/2019 , Church Administration
The UPCI IT Department will be upgrading our financial and data management systems from Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. Central through Sunday, March 10. This upgrade will allow us to serve our constituents more efficiently, and the impact on operations will be minimal.
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Tragic Accident in Gainesville
01/04/2019 , Kevin Cox
Yesterday, January 3, 2019, a van load of people from our UPC in Marksville, Louisiana, (Pastor Eric Descant) were on their way to Orlando, Florida. For some unknown reason, a large tractor-trailer truck crossed the median of I-75 near Gainesville, Florida, and crashed into the church van.
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South Texas District Growth
10/10/2018 , Church Administration
When the South Texas District was formed in 2002, it had 160 works and 330 ministers; fifteen years later, the district had grown to more than 360 works and 530 ministers. We are so thankful for what God is doing.
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Florida District Growth
10/10/2018 , Church Administration
We're thankful for the recent growth of the Florida District of the UPCI. They started fifty-two works in two years.
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Tom Fred Tenney, 1933–2018
06/01/2018 , Church Administration
Tom Fred Tenney, friend to all and longtime UPCI minister, statesman, leader, executive, and General Board member, passed from this life on June 1, 2018.
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David K. Bernard at National Apostolic Day of Prayer
05/04/2018 , Church Administration
General Superintendent David K. Bernard’s Remarks and Prayer
at the National Apostolic Day of Prayer Event in Washington, DC, May 4, 2018
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Apostolic Fellowship Summit 2017
11/07/2017 , Church Administration
At the Apostolic Fellowship Summit, leaders from the largest Apostolic organizations discussed ways to strengthen unity, share resources, and advance the global mission of Oneness Pentecostalism.
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Wisconsin District Growth
10/08/2017 , Church Administration
We're proud to highlight the Wisconsin District and the growth that has taken place over the last decade.
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UPC of Haiti Opens New Medical Clinic
02/08/2017 , Church Administration
Hands for Healing Medical Clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti opened its doors to the public for the first time on Monday. UPCI Missionaries Ron and Terry Brian are excited to celebrate this milestone achievement. Although Ron has organized mobile medical clinics for many years, this is the first brick-and-mortar clinic for the UPC of Haiti.
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UPCI Involvement in FBI Chaplaincy
01/16/2017 , Church Administration
A few years ago, an FBI agent showed up at Urshan Graduate School of Theology (UGST) to inquire about a recent graduate. This was an unusual event, and it certainly got the attention of the staff. Soon the purpose for this unannounced visit became clear.
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