Presbyter Doug Joseph
Secretary David Greever
North American Missions Director Larry Wallbrown
Sunday School Director Everett Davenport
Youth Director Nathaniel Reed
Ladies Director Sylvia Henry
Presbyter Roger Zimmerman, Sr.
Secretary Richard Fosdick
North American Missions Director Eugene Whetzel
Sunday School Director Richard Glass
Youth Director Roger Zimmerman, Jr.
Ladies Director Keisha Whetzel
Presbyter David T. Johnston
Secretary Jeff Jett
North American Missions Director David Simons
Sunday School Director Stephen Joy
Youth Director Joseph Hunt
Ladies Director Crystal Johnston
Presbyter Edwin S. Harper
Secretary Stephen Neese
North American Missions Director James Copley
Sunday School Director Jacob Pack
Youth Director Joel Sites
Ladies Director Thilda Lilley
Presbyter Greg Hurley
Secretary Jarrod Price
North American Missions Director Leslie Clutter
Sunday School Director Matthew Runyon
Youth Director Michael Ray
Ladies Director Shawna Moss



The spring district conference this year is May 15-16-17. It will be held in Huntington at New Beginnings Apostolic Church with host pastor Rev. Todd Mills and Bishop Mills. The district board will be meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday May 14-15. Any minister desiring to meet the board for licensing you need to:
1) Have pastor’s approval and blessing
2) Fill out an application for license desired (Pastor or presbyter can secure application)
3) Contact the presbyter and inform him so he can conduct an interview with you and your wife if you are applying for the first time
4) If applying for general license or ordination contact presbyter and send completed form to him.
5) Contact District Secretary Dale Pitsenbarger for a scheduled time to meet the board.

All UPCI licensed ministers are qualified to vote at the District Conference provided they are in attendance.
A full schedule and program of conference activities and hotel suggestions will be forth coming from our secretary’s office.


The following men have agreed to serve as our Resolutions Committee:

David Johnston, Chairman
Wilson Hudson
Mark A. Ayers

If you have any resolutions they must be received not later that March 31st, 2013 to allow enough time for the committee to meet and consider the resolutions and mail the completed resolutions to our district by April 15 which is thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of our district conference and satisfies our requirements as outlined in our district constitution.

Resolutions should be sent to Chairman Rev. David Johnston at 512 Sand Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164,

As has already been publicly announced in the Capital City Youth Convention and recognized for his efforts our current Youth President Robert Fazzalore has reached a milestone in his life that will preclude him from continuing as our Youth President. We highly commend Brother Fazzalore for the great efforts with the youth of WV. Brother Fazzalore has represented WV well within and without in his travels.

Also as has also been announced at the CCYC Justin Meadors and his family are moving to Philadelphia, PA to be a Metro missionary in planting a new church in this city. Brother Meadors likewise is to be commended for a job well done as secretary. I feel we have had a dazzling duo at the helm of the youth department leading the way and helping to make the youth department a better place because they have labored faithfully and tirelessly in their efforts.

THANK YOU to both Brother and Sister Fazzalore and Brother and Sister Meadors!

With the above being said it is incumbent upon us to be giving prayerful consideration for the next leaders we will elect in the spring conference.

As a reminder the qualifications for each of these offices is as follows:
All district officers of the Youth Department must hold license or credentials with the United Pentecostal Church International, be in good standing in their district, and be under their thirty-sixth (36th) birthday, unless in special cases, the District Board agrees to lift the age limit. If the officer is currently serving a first term or is fulfilling an unexpired term as District Youth President, eligibility would be granted to serve an additional term, even if over the age of thirty-five (35) at the time of the election. Must con- form to the Fundamental Doctrine. (From 2013 UPCI Manual, Page 98)Esteemed Elders

If any of our ministers are turning 65 by May 17 this year would you inform us as we would like to induct you into the Esteemed Elders Society at our spring conference. Please contact me immediately either at (304)677-8248 or my secretary Michelle at (304)292-4939.

There will be a noon luncheon on Wednesday May 15 for all members of the Esteemed Elders Society.



Greetings WV District!

We are just one week away from our second Bible Quizzing Tournament of 2013. It will be on Saturday March 23 beginning at 9am. It will be hosted by Solid Rock Worship Center in Oak Hill, WV with Pastor Greg Hurley.

If you are located within the area you should make every effort to join us for this exciting day of competition. Our young people have been studying very hard and they are representing the WV District very well! You should be proud of your young people and their commitment to studying the Word of God!

Next month several of our teams will be off to Raleigh, NC for the Eastern Extravaganza. Please be in prayer for them and make every effort to support them as they participate in this great, life changing weekend!

I'm sure many of you, when you were young, have at one time participated in Bible Quizzing. That being said, we all know what great of an impact it had on our lives. To be honest with you, I'm not sure were I would be this day without it. Not that it was Bible Quizzing that has kept me all of these years serving God but it was the Word of God that I hide within my heart during Bible Quizzing that has kept me to this day.

For it is written..."Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee."

We can all testify to that! How powerful His Word is and how it can keep you no matter what you face!

We owe it to our young people to make Bible Quizzing available to them. Each and every church should have this ministry in place so that when these kids grow older they to will be able to share this same testimony that we have to this day...If it wasn't for His Word...where would we be?

We have given ourselves to the Ministry of the Word of God! Let's support our young people as they do the same!

Also...it's never to early to start!

For Junior Bible Quizzing please contact:
Nathaniel Hudson

God bless you all! Thanks for you time! Hope to see you in Oak Hill! 😉

Michael Ray
WV SR Bible Quizzing Coordinator




District Conference Master Youth Rally




SFC Intersection Rallies

Sections 1 & 2|Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm
Venue:  Riverside Apostolic Church, Morgantown
Guest Speaker:  Rev. Richard Glass|MD/DC Youth President-Gaithersburg, MD



SECTION 1 & 2 FLYER (pdf)


Sections 3-4-5|Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm
Venue:  North Charleston Apostolic Church, Charleston
Guest Speaker:  Rev. Jimmy Toney|Church Planter-Lexington, KY

SFC Intersection Rally 3-4-5 2013


Sections 3-4-5 FLYER (pdf)






Junior Bible Quizzing is Off and Running

Tournament 1 is in the books in WV. We have a total of 22 teams quizzing in the state this year with 12 of those in Junior/Beginner division. We had 10 of those teams present for the first tournament.That is an increase of over 100% participation, and we are thankful for all the churches that decided to dive in this year.

The day began with snow and slick roads but everyone made it safely and we had a day of fiercely contested quizzes. During the course of the tournament we had 22 quizzers answer questions which translates to at least 2 quizzers/team.

There were lots of laughs, some tears & much learning as we have new quizzers and new coaches. But everything went off without any major glitches including the technology side.

The results of the day were as follows:

Beginner Division:
1st Place Team - Morgantown 1
2nd Place Team - Morgantown 2
3rd Place Team - Fairmont

1st High Scorer - Hunter Dakan - 68.75 ppq
2nd High Scorer - Abree Rowan - 62.5 ppq
3rd High Scrorer - Abbie Miller - 57.5 ppq
4th High Scorer - Libby Rojas - 55 ppq
5th High Scorer - Dakota Dakan - 10 ppq

Junior Division:
1st Place Team - Morgantown
2nd Place Team - Keyser
3rd Place Team - Oak Hill

1st High Scorer - Bethany Wolfe - 98.3 ppq
2nd High Scorer - Agape Barrett - 83.3 ppq
3rd High Scrorer - Brianna Woofter - 51.6 ppq
4th High Scorer - Leevi Clutter - 47.5 ppq
5th High Scorer - Trishnee Clutter - 35 ppq

With next tournament in Oak Hill we are ready to roll.  Lots of great competition, that makes for intense edge-of-your-seat viewing.  These quizzers know their Bible and they'll gladly show you as well.

Senior Bible Quizzing February’s Results

The first Senior Bible Quiz Tournament of 2013 is in the books and it was one to remember!

We had 8 teams that participated, with two teams missing (more on those guys later), and that is a great start to the season! We have already grown from last year and we will continue to grow! It's not to late for you to join!

This weekends tournament took place at Christian Apostolic Church of Clarksburg,WV with Pastor Doug Joseph and they were great hosts once again. Thank you CAC!

The results of the tournament are as follows:

1st Place Team
Abundant Life Tabernacle
Pastor Paul Forsythe
Coaches - Jay & Melanie Armstrong
Quizzers - Nicole & Natalie Armstrong

2nd Place Team
Christian Life Apostolic Church
Pastor Larry Wallbrown
Coaches - Jack & Missy Skidmore
Quizzers - Kaila Skidmore, Sierra Skidmore, Thomas Wallbrown

3rd Place Team
Solid Rock Worship Center
Pastor Greg Hurley
Coaches - Laura Hurley, Leslie Clutter
Quizzers - Gentry Fitzwater, Felecity Fitzwater, Miranda Hurley, Abby Hurley, Madison Hurley

1st Place Individual
Kaila Skidmore

2nd Place Individual
Nicole Armstrong

3rd Place Individual
Hossanah Barrett

The two teams that were missing were the Senior Bible Quizzers of Riverside Apostolic Church of Morgantown,WV Pastor David Hudson. They participated in the Cincinnati Invitational, which has some very tough competition, and they represented the WV District very well by placing 4th overall and Chandler Hudson was the 3rd Highest Scoring Individual of the Tournament. Congratulations to the RAC quizzers and coaches! Great job!

Next month we will be at Solid Rock Worship Center in Oak Hill, WV with Pastor Greg Hurley on March 23 at 9am. If you are interested in Bible Quizzing and would like to see what it's all about, come and see us, you won't regret it!

We have only just begun! 2013 will be a season to remember!

Rev. Michael Ray
WV Senior Bible Quizzing Coordinator