B. J. Thomas
B. J. Thomas is the retired Senior Pastor of Northside United Pentecostal Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the Chairman of the Ministers Retirement Fund Board of Trustees, the District Superintendent of the Arkansas District UPCI, Member of the Board of Directors of both Tupelo Children’s Mansion and Lighthouse Ranch for Boys, Member of the Budget Committee of the United Pentecostal Church, International, State Chaplain for the Arkansas State Police and a retired Major in the U. S. Army.
Brother Thomas and his wife, Sondra, are the parents of three sons, David, Mark, and Aaron, and have eight grandchildren. They make their home on the beautiful Greers Ferry Lake in North Central Arkansas.
Aubrey L. Jayroe
Secretary / Ministerial Position
Aubrey L. Jayroe is the Bishop of ConnectPoint Church in Forrest City, Arkansas. 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 Masters Degree in Business Administration. As owner of Jayroe & Company, a full time accounting firm with over 1,600 clients specializing in non-profit organizations, he is Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Forrest City Bank, NA.
Bro. Jayroe is the District Secretary of the Arkansas District of the United Pentecostal Church, a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tupelo Children’s Mansion and the Ministers Retirement Fund Board of Trustees. He has served as the District Youth Secretary, District Youth President, and Foreign Missions Director of Arkansas, and past President of the Forrest City School District.
David K. Bernard
General Superintendent / Ex Officio Member
General Secretary / Ex Officio Member
Sharon L. Davis
Sharon L. Davis has worked for the United Pentecostal Church since July of 2005, starting as a secretary in the insurance department. In 2011, the insurance department came under the direction of The Stewardship Group and the agency was started, United Insurance Solutions, Inc. At that time Sharon became a licensed broker/agent UISI.
She is responsible for negotiating medical, dental, life, and employee voluntary insurance policies for UPCI headquarters employees and missionaries. She also brokers the life insurance policies available to all licensed UPCI ministers. In addition, she administers the day-to-day activities of the insurance company.
Sharon is the wife of Richard M Davis who is Dean of Theology at Texas Bible College and the former editor of Word Aflame curriculum. She and her husband are blessed with three daughters and sons-in-law, and ten grandchildren. The greatest blessing is that all are followers of Jesus Christ and are involved in ministry.
Thomas P. Harding
Thomas P. Harding has been with the United Pentecostal Church International for almost eighteen 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. When Brother Cunningham took the church in Chesapeake, Virginia, he continued in that position with Carlton L. Coon and eventually under 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 of Customer Service for a world leader in CAD/CAM specializing in software engineering and hardware support. He began studies at Indiana Business College while in his senior year of high school and continued through graduation. After college Tom designed plastic injection molds and progressive dies. He has worked with finite element analysis, 3-D modeling and mechanical design. He taught a CAD/CAM class at MIT in Boston, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and in-house with Computervision Corporation in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Tom’s considers his most crowning achievement to be his beautiful wife of forty 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 born in 2017!
Tom currently serves on two UPCI church boards and is the newest member of the Ministers Retirement Fund Board of Trustees.
John Larson is a fourth generation United Pentecostal. He met the love of his life, Judy, while at Western Apostolic Bible College and they have recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. They have three married children. Their oldest daughter, Joy, is married to Rev. Daron Hudspeth and they pastor The Life Church in St. Petersburg, FL. Their daughter, Jennifer, is married to Rev. Stephen Walmer and they recently moved to Nashville to work with Rev. Tim Zuniga. Stephen also has worked as an associate pastor at Christian Life Center in Stockton, California. Their son John III, is a licensed insurance broker in Chesterfield, Missouri.
John has been a licensed insurance broker for over 40 years. He primarily brokered through the Allstate Insurance Company but has appointments with over 20 companies. He is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance, Life, Health, Financial Services, Disability Insurance, as well as Workplace Insurance. He also had his Securities License and was a multi-million dollar producer while active in the business.
Robert L. Rodenbush
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.
Tom Spall, a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle, Seymour, Indiana has served on the Ministers Retirement Fund Board of Trustees since 1983. He was in banking for thirty years, which included assignments as Senior Vice President of operations and President of Bank Service Corp. He served on boards & committees for Calvary Tabernacle, Indiana National Bank and various community organizations. Since retiring in 1994, he has assisted banks, businesses, churches and individuals with various assignments.
He and his wife Bettie have two children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Tom and Bettie enjoyed traveling in a motor home for several years and most recently have helped care for his elderly parents in Southern Indiana.