The objective of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) in organizing Global Missions is to proclaim the whole gospel to the whole world by sending forth God-called men and women in obedience to the great commission. “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). It is further “the purpose of the United Pentecostal Church to seek out and to carry the gospel to the whole world, and to help establish self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating national churches” (UPCI Manual, Article XII, Section 1, Paragraph 1).
ARKANSAS GLOBAL MISSION DIRECTOR
Rev. Bill O’Connell was elected pastor of Calvary Gurdon United Pentecostal Church in September of 1991. Pastor O’Connell, his wife Nina, and their two sons, Kenneth and Sean, moved to Gurdon from the Houston, Texas area.
Rev. O’Connell has served as the Arkansas Global Missions Director since 2002.