The leaders of the United Pentecostal Church of Alabama have recently concluded our Fall Board meetings and planning sessions. All of the departments and committees have submitted plans for the future events that will bring great blessings to the constituents of this great state. It is our desire to facilitate the ministries of the local pastors and church staffs, as well as create a positive environment for our evangelists.
The Alabama North American Missions Board (formerly known as Home Missions) and the Alabama District Board approved a new North American Missions church. Pastor Steve Avery has already established a church in Cuba and is seeing revival, but now it has been granted North American Missions status.
I congratulate Timothy Taylor and Steve Drake on their license upgrade to General License status. Bro. Taylor is doing a great job pastoring in Sylacauga and Bro. Drake has planted a church in Ragland.
The Youth Department has requested to change their Youth Camp format for 2012, and the District Board approved. There will be only one youth camp in 2012. Further information will be forthcoming from the Youth Department.
There are several pre-approved sites in Alabama. You can find this information by clicking here. Help us pray for Double Springs, Oneonta, Birmingham, Hoover, Jacksonville, Clanton, Tuskegee, Daphne/Fairhope, and Troy. We are pleased to report that a preaching point has been established in our other pre-approved site, Wetumpka, and positive results are already occurring. Bible studies have been started in one of the other sites. We will report on this as it progresses.
Two new daughter works are in the process. We will notify you of their progress and, when they reach the proper point, notify you of their location. We are thrilled to see our pastors accepting the challenge of planting churches!
North American Missionaries:
We currently have ten North American Missionaries on location in Alabama. Jay Davis pastors Cornerstone Church in Lincoln, Steve Drake pastors Apostolic House of Prayer in Ragland, Matt Edmonson pastors Redeemed Apostolic Church in Tuscaloosa, Minerva Garcia pastors La nina de sus ojos, Iglesia Pentecostal in Athens, Joseph Grimes pastors The Apostolics of Citronelle, Andy Salinas pastors the Pentecostals of Dadeville, John-Paul Wallace pastors 2.42 Church in Montgomery, James Williams III pastors Point of Grace Church in Birmingham, Randall Yeoman pastors Apostolic Revival Center in Hazel Green, and Steve Avery pastors Open Door of Holiness Church in Cuba. Let’s build a wall of prayer around these church planters, and remember that you can financially support them through ACTS (Alabama Call to Souls). Contact Alabama North American Missions for more information.
Pastor Tony Glass resigned as pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Prattville. Bro. Glass has done a marvelous job and is dear to the ministers of the Alabama District. Evangelist Shawn Meeks is the new pastor of the church and we welcome he and his family into the pastoral role. The Meeks have evangelized for many years and are no strangers to the ministers and saints of the United Pentecostal Church of Alabama.
Pastoral Vacancies and Opportunities:
Pastor Anthony Jarry planted The Pentecostals of Phenix City and is looking for someone to take the work. The church has 12 members and is renting a facility, but the church owns about 6 acres. There is great opportunity for revival in the Phenix City/Columbus area!
You may enquire via email by clicking here or send a resume to Stan Davidson, 2500 Sansom Ave., Gadsden, Alabama 35904.
I trust that you have a marvelous holiday season and are recipients of the great blessing of Jesus Christ.
Alabama District Superintendent