From Past to Present
This church had its humble beginnings in 1989, in Cleveland, Ohio at 105th Street and Chester Avenue. The Pentecostal Church of Christ became the birthing place of this reformation.
Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II formed the Pentecostal Convocation. It was the coming together of independent churches for the purpose of prayer, praise and the Proclamation of The Word of God. May 1992, in a midnight prayer meeting, pastors from various denominations and backgrounds believed that God had called us together to form the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ. The church was formally organized and in August 1993, its first bishops were consecrated and overseers were appointed to lead the church in its mission and vision to build pastors and churches.
In this season, we celebrate a turning point in the life and ministry of United. It is a season of fresh fire, fresh vision, and fresh faith! Moses has brought us out, and Joshua will take us in - into a place of promise, expansion, growth, and the development! The bishops, overseers, pastors and the congregations of UNITED are excited about the opportunities, possibilities and the promises that are before us. Bishop Eric D. Garnes has written the vision, made it plain - we can read it, we can understand it, and we can run with it. Bishop Garnes and the Assistant Presiding Prelate, Bishop G.E. Livingston, are our 21st Century Caleb ( Numbers 13:30, The Message).