Profile of Rev. Edwin Harper

Rev. Edwin Harper
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With 50+ years of ministerial experience, Bishop Edwin S. Harper, D.D. serves the ministers of the WV & western MD 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 nearly 50 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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