United Pentecostal Church International

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: United Pentecostal Church International
Denomination type: Pentecostal Bodies
Year Reporting: 2006
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Description: The  United  Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) is a Oneness Pentecostal organization with churches, ministers, and members across the globe. With roots anchored firmly in the Bible and a vision for ministering to communities around the world, the UPCI embraces its mission to carry the whole gospel to the whole world by the whole church.

The UPCI has been among the fastest-growing church organizations since it was formed in 1945 by the merger of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ. From 521 churches in 1945, the UPCI has grown to 40,000 churches (including preaching points), 35,000 credentialed ministers, and a constituency of 3,750,000 in 220 nations and territories. The international fellowship consists of national organizations that are united as the Global Council of the UPCI, which is chaired by the general superintendent of the UPCI.
The UPCI emerged out of the Pentecostal movement that began with a Bible school in Topeka, Kansas, in 1901 and with the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, in 1906. It traces its organizational roots to 1916, when a large group of Pentecostal ministers began to unite around the teaching of the oneness of God and water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. 
The governmental structure of the UPCI is basically congregational in that local churches are self-governing: the congregation elects its pastor and other leaders, owns its property, decides its budget, establishes its membership, and conducts all necessary business.

The general organization embraces a modified presbyterian system in that ministers meet in sectional, district, and general conferences to elect officials and to conduct business of the organization. The highest governing body of the UPCI is the General Conference, and between conferences it is governed by the Board of General Presbyters (General Board). Its chief officers are a general superintendent, a general secretary-treasurer, and two assistant general superintendents.
UPCI World Headquarters is located in Weldon Spring, Missouri, on the western edge of the St. Louis metropolitan area.  The headquarters building houses offices for its general officials and seven divisions.
Among the endorsed institutions of the UPCI are six Bible colleges, a Christian college, a graduate school, two training institutes, a children's home, a residency for troubled young men, a ministry to those addicted to alcohol and other drugs, an adoption agency with a home for unwed mothers, a chaplaincy for prisoners, a radio ministry, an agency for community educational services, and an international relief agency. It also endorses chaplains to the military.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 36 Research Park Court
Address line 2:
City: Weldon Spring
State: Missouri
Zip Code: 63304
Country: United States
Phone: (636)229-7900

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Dir. of Communications - David P. Johnson
Phone: (636)229-7900

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Robin Johnston
Position: Editor-in-Chief
Phone: (636)229-7900

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 750,000
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 750,000
Total Churches: 5,000
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 10,000
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 10,000

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures