Profile of Rev. Edwin Harper

Rev. Edwin Harper
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With nearly 50 years of ministerial experience, Bishop Edwin S. Harper, D.D. serves the ministers of the WV District with respect, wisdom, and compassion. His years of pulpit, public, and private service reveal a mountaineer conscientiously serving others with continued honor and distinction.

His membership in the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) has been filled with duties and responsibilities, various and multiple, which he has fulfilled successfully throughout his life and ministry:

• 2013-present

Section 4 WV District Presbyter

• 2012-present

Bishop of Apostolic Life Cathedral, Huntington, WV

• 1985-2012

Pastor of Apostolic Life Cathedral, Huntington, WV

• 2001-2003

WV District Superintendent UPCI

• 1999-2001

Section 4 WV District Presbyter

• 1995-1997

WV District Sunday School Director

• 1991-1993

Executive Presbyter Northeast Region UPCI

• 1989

Chairman of the Resolution Committee UPCI

• 1984-1986

International Judicial Chairman UPCI

• 1975-1985

Pastor of Riverside Apostolic Church, Morgantown, WV

• 1983-1985

Section 1 WV District Presbyter

• 1980-1983

WV District Sunday School Director

• 1976-1979

WV UPCI Youth President

• 1975-1976

WV UPCI Youth Secretary

• 1971-1974

Pastor of First Pentecostal Church, Dupo, IL

• 1971

Ordained as a minister of the UPCI

• 1969-1971

Associate Pastor of Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church Houston, TX

Along with his faithfulness in ministry, Edwin Harper is a devoted husband of 45 years to his beloved wife, Sharon (Kitchen) Harper; a loving father to three girls (Danielle, Heather, and Holly); and an affectionate grandfather to three boys (Elliott, Jyles, and Pierson).

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