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Apostolic Leadership, including David K. Bernard, Tour Border Facilities: Report Humane, Well-Maintained Facilities

On Thursday November 14, 2019, a group tour by the National Apostolic Christian Leadership Conference, newly organized & endorsed by UPCI was taken of the border facilities in McAllen and Harlingten, Texas. Bishop David K. Bernard is one of the people who went on the tour with other church officials arranged by President Trump’s religious …

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158 Filled With the Holy Ghost at Louisiana Kid’s Camp!

2018’s Louisiana UPCI Kid’s camp is over and the results are amazing! 158 children have been filled with the wonderful gift of the Holy Ghost! The camp was held in Pineville, LA on the district campground. This year’s theme was “The Good, the Bad, and the Redeemed” and it was a wonderful time of ministry …

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Women in Ministry – Is There an Issue?

The United Pentecostal Church International has always recognized the ministry of women, including ordination to the preaching and teaching ministry. Over the past several decades, the percentage of credentialed ministers who are women has declined, but in recent years there have been renewed efforts to affirm and encourage women in ministry. Let’s take a look …

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UPCI Releases Official Statement on DACA

The United Pentecostal Church International has released an official statement on its position in regards to DACA. The statement reads as follows: As announced by President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has officially rescinded an administrative program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), with a delay of six months for current recipients. …

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Legalism or Standards?

This article was originally published July 13, 2016. After reading through it a couple of times since it got reposted to our Facebook page, I have since updated it to reflect my growth in Christ. Over the last year, I have had many, many personal situations happen that have resulted in my spiritual and mental …

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Congregation Evicted After Split From UPCI

Members of a church in Jamaica were evicted from their worship sanctuary and were forced to hold their services at a different venue after the congregation broke away from the United Pentecostal Church. Members of the Faith Apostolic Ministries, which was formerly called Faith Chapel United Pentecostal Church, had been gathering at its sanctuary at …

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Behavior and Modesty Standard of United Pentecostals

Women in United Pentecostal churches look different from females in most other Christian denominations: They don’t wear slacks. This is just one of the Pentecostal dress rules. Church leaders cite the Bible for this unusual modesty guideline, such as 1 Timothy 2:9: I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with …

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Pentecostal pastor sued over control of Prineville church

The sermon that David Fisher had prepared on a recent Sunday for the congregation he pastors in Prineville was about a topic he said God told him that it needed to hear: forgiveness. After all, when an international religious organization is suing you, saying you ignored its rules and policies, changed the locks on its …

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Fast-growing Pentecostal movement enthusiastically affirms support for Israel

Bishop John E. Putnam stood at the podium and exclaimed to the crowd, “Who here loves Israel and the Jewish people?” The thunderous applause indicated the ecstatic approval by more than 500 pastors, ministers, and their families attending a recent conference of United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). Putnam, superintendent of UPCI’s Wisconsin District, had fired …

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Sex Dispute Has Pentecostal Society Scrambling

The Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) is scrambling to make alternative arrangements after the host institution for its annual meeting withdrew just weeks before the gathering is to occur. Urshan College of Florissant, Missouri, which is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church (UPCI), was set to host the gathering of the largest and most prominent …

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The People of the Process

The day was March 9, 2015. I had traveled seven and a half hours, and I had no idea if it was even going to be worth it by the end of the week. I reflect on the Spring Break of 2015 more than I probably should. There are so many adjectives I could use …

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Sheaves For Christ Offering Sets New Records in 2015!!

Sheaves for Christ, the annual fundraising campaign for missions ran by the General Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church, has announced that they have for the 6th year in a row had a record setting offering given! The General Youth Division released the following announcement: Some Facts and Figures: This is the 63rd year …

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