Bishop David M Hudson has gone to his eternal reward for which he worked so diligently. He often said, "Don't send me flowers after I'm gone, but give them to me while I'm alive so I can enjoy them." That statement is now is more impactful than ever.
Please, in lieu of flowers, donate to the David Hudson Memorial Fund. All monies will be used for his passion, which was seeing the Kingdom of God progressed through the preaching of the Gospel.
Specifically, he would like a church built, and as you know he and his lovely wife traveled the globe preaching and teaching about the goodness of Jesus. Also there are places that he traveled that could use another church building to facilitate the continued ministry to hungry souls.
Thank you in advance for whatever you give in a memorial for a godly man that served Jesus with all of his heart. This will be a lasting testimony with eternal impact, knowing that your giving will make a true difference to people you may not know until you get to Heaven.
Many blessings to all of you. Help spread the word!
The following is pasted from his profile / tribute on the West Virginia / western Maryland UPCI website:
Rev. Dr. David M. Hudson
Born: September 24, 1948
Died: October 26, 2016
David M. Hudson was born in Charleston, West Virginia on September 24, 1948. He graduated from Nitro High School and continued his education, seeking a degree in chemical engineering at West Virginia State College. During his time at WVSC he received his calling to the ministry and went on to the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota and Texas Bible College in Houston, Texas. He currently holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from Indiana Bible College awarded in 1988.
Pastor Hudson received his ministerial license in 1967 with the United Pentecostal Church International, and was ordained into the ministry in 1973. From 1967 to 1971 he and his wife Brenda evangelized throughout the United States. In 1971, at the age of 23, Pastor Hudson began his first pastorate in Fayetteville, West Virginia, and went on to hold pastorates in Walkerton, Indiana; Monett, Missouri; Syracuse, Indiana; and Morgantown, West Virginia, where he served as senior pastor for 30 years (1985 - 2015).
Offices held by Pastor Hudson include the following:
- Indiana Sectional Youth Rally Leader (1974-1975)
- Indiana Sectional Youth Leader (1978-1980)
- Indiana District Youth President (1980-1985)
- Presbyter of West Virginia District UPCI (1987-1990) (1993-1994) (2006-2008)
- Member of the Board of Governors Apostolic Coalition Washington D.C. (1987-1991)
- Editor "Apostolic Voice" (1987-1989)
- Board Member, Citizens Concerned for Community Values (1990-2003)
- Harvestime Radio Commissioner (1990-2002)
- West Virginia District Secretary (1994-2002, 2008-2011)
- Executive Presbyter Northeast Region, UPCI (1994-1996, 2009-2010)
- General Board of Presbyters, UPCI (1994-1996, 2009-2010)
- Adjunct Professor, Indiana Bible College (1995-1997)
- Board Member, Passionfire Intl. (1998-2002)
- Board Member, Pentecom (1999-2003)
- Ministers Appeal Council UPCI (2001-2003)
- Board of Governors Apostolic Initiative (2006-Present)
- Media Missions Commissioner Northeast Region (2007-2011)
- WV District Superintendent (2011-time of passing, Oct. 2016)
- WV State Coordinator, Christians United For Israel (2014-time of passing, Oct. 2016)
UPCI National Offices:
- 12 years as Harvestime Commissioner for the Northeast Region
- 4 years Executive Presbyter for the Northeast Region
- 2 years Ministers Appeal Council
- 4 years Media Missions Commissioner for the Northeast Region
- 5 years District Superintendent
- 11 years District Secretary
- 7 years District Presbyter
- 2 years Editor of Apostolic Voice
- 2 years State Coord. for CUFI
Served Indiana District…………………………………10 years
Served West Virginia District………………………….25 years
Served UPCI National Offices…………………………22 years
(26 years when counting serving on General Board)
Served Other Offices……………………………………32 years
Pastor Hudson traveled in mission work internationally in over 55 countries and on five continents preaching and teaching in conferences, crusades, camp meetings, Bible Schools and training seminars. He was an ardent supporter of Israel and dearly loved the Jewish people. He visited Israel over 20 times, often to lead groups there.
Pastor Hudson's wonderful legacy is carried on by his wife of 49 years, Brenda, and two sons and their families: Nathaniel (pastor at Riverside Apostolic Church in Morgantown, WV) and his wife, Candace, and son, Chandler. Derek (architect) and his wife, Raeanna (school teacher), and daughter, Emma Grace, and son, Gauge Michael, of Atlanta, GA.