• Tim Sullivan

    Tim Sullivan


    Tim Sullivan is an Ordained Minister in the UPCI and Senior Pastor of The Pentecostal Church, Fort Smith Arkansas. Tim and Lea Ann, have three daughters, Kaitlyn, Malorie and Gabrielle. He graduated from Jackson College of Ministries in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. Pastor Sullivan has filled the roles of Assistant Pastor, Pastor and Church Planter in Washington, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas as well as traveling and ministering in many churches and countries. Pastor Sullivan is also currently serving as District Secretary for the Arkansas District UPCI.

  • Aubrey L. Jayroe

    Aubrey L. Jayroe

    Secretary / Ministerial Position

    Aubrey L. Jayroe was the pastor of ConnectPoint Church in Forrest city for over 40 years. He is blessed with his wife, Donna, his son, Trent, Daughter-in-law, Heather, and grandchildren, Maggie and Ian.

    He is an accredited tax advisor, accredited tax preparer, and Certified Tax Professional with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is the President of Jayroe & Company, Inc., a full-time accounting firm with over 1,600 clients specializing in income tax preparation and consultation with non-profit organizations. He is also the Vice-President of Jaypay, Inc. a firm specializing in bookkeeping services and payroll services across the United States.

    Bro. Jayroe currently is the Vice-president and Chief Financial Officer of Tupelo Children’s Mansion and Secretary of the Minister’s Retirement Fund Board of Trustees.

    He served as District Secretary of the Arkansas District for twenty years and has served in Arkansas as the District Youth Secretary, District Youth President, and District Foreign Missions Director.

    He is the past President of the Forrest City School District and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forrest City Bank, NA.

  • David K. Bernard

    David K. Bernard

    General Superintendent / Ex Officio Member

  • Scott Graham

    Scott Graham

    General Secretary / Ex Officio Member

  • Thomas P. Harding

    Thomas P. Harding

    Professional Position

    Thomas P. Harding has been with the United Pentecostal Church International for twenty-three years. Tom started with Home Missions in 1999 working on the quarterly publication, The North American Challenge. He later became the executive assistant to Jack Cunningham, general director of Home Missions. He continued in that position with Carlton L. Coon and then Don Hanscom, Director of Multicultural Ministries. Tom went to work in Global Missions and filled the role as Administrative Support Office Manager working for James G. Poitras. He is currently the executive assistant to Bruce A. Howell, general director of Global Missions.

    Tom was the regional director for a world leader in CAD/CAM specializing in software engineering and hardware support. He attended Indiana Business College. After college Tom worked at Indiana Bell Telephone in long-lines engineering. He later designed plastic injection molds and progressive dies. He has taught CAD/CAM at MIT in Boston, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and in-house with Computervision Corporation in Woburn, MA.

    Tom considers his most crowning achievement to be his beautiful wife of forty-five years, Betty. They are the humbly proud parents of two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren: four beautiful, talented girls and one boy!

  • Robert L. Rodenbush

    Robert L. Rodenbush

    Professional Position

    Robert L. Rodenbush graduated with a B.S. in Economics in 1990 from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and with a Juris Doctorate in 1993 from Washington University School of Law. Rob Rodenbush also holds an LLM in taxation and as part of his education studied International and Comparative Law in Paris, France and interned in Washington, D.C. with the Honorable J. Bennett Johnston, United States Senate.

    Until 2004 Rob Rodenbush was a partner with the law firm of Lathrop & Gage L.C. where he focused his law practice on religious and tax-exempt organizations. Rob has served as legal counsel for the UPCI, the Missouri, Illinois and Indiana Districts of the UPCI as well as for ministers, churches and ministries. In addition, Rob serves on the Ministers Retirement Fund Board of Trustees, on the Board of Regents of the UPCI Division of Education, and on the Board of Trustees of Compassion Services International.

    He maintains his license to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana; and, though now involved in full-time ministry, he continues to provide legal counsel to churches and ministers. An ordained minister, Rob serves as the Associate Pastor at Calvary Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Indiana and as the Executive Vice-President of Indiana Bible College.

    Rob grew up in Ghana, West Africa, where his parents were missionaries and served on the Associates in Missions program in Africa and Europe. Rob and his wife, Jaye, have been married since 1999 and have two children, Micki Evangeline and Robert Mooney.

  • Doug Ellingsworth

    Doug Ellingsworth

    Professional Position

    Doug Ellingsworth became a licensed minister in 1978 and has served churches in just about every role possible — from preaching and leading to set-up and cleaning. He has an Associates in Theology degree from Christian Life College, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Jackson College of Ministries.

    Doug and his wife, Anita, have three children: Jana (husband Clay Jackson), Kayla, and Jonathan. They have three grandchildren: twin brothers Jude and Bennett, and their little sister, Ellie.

    Doug has served the Dyersburg (TN) Police Department as a chaplain for more than 20 years and is an instructor with the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He is a Board-Certified Crisis Chaplain, and an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

    Doug has served the United Pentecostal Church International as a district Bible quiz coordinator, district Sunday school director, district stewardship director, and editor of the Tennessee District Voice.

    For 24 years, Doug served as pastor of the Finley United Pentecostal Church. He currently serves as the Tennessee District Superintendent.

  • Eric Morley

    Eric Morley

    Professional Position

    Eric Morley has served at UPCI headquarters in various roles since 2015 and is currently the Vice President for Operations and Finance for the Pentecostal Resources Group. A licensed attorney, Eric also serves in the United States Air Force Reserve as a Judge Advocate holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Eric is an adjunct professor at Urshan College and a trustee for Compassion Services International. Eric graduated received his bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law. Eric resides near St. Louis with his wife Janna and their two children.

  • Jay Carney

    Jay Carney

    Professional Position

    Pastor Jay Carney and his wife Demetra pastor Life At Tupelo, Tupelo MS. They were elected senior pastor of FPC Tupelo, December 2016. Prior to their election, Pastor Jay has served in various ministry capacities. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, with a degree in construction Engineering Technology and also a Master’s in Business. He is the proud father of Jayda, James, and Juliana.