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FIRST UPC STAFF

First United Pentecostal Church

Meet our staff

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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Sis. Mary Morales

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5

I was blessed to have been raised in this awesome truth! Knowing at an early age that God was ordering my footsteps, I attended Jackson College...

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CHURCH SECRETARY
Sis. Bertha Franks

I am blessed! In 2014, Bishop Jackson asked if I would consider becoming the church secretary for First UPC. It was an opportunity which I did not take lightly and I could not ask for a more honorable position than that of service to...

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ARMOR BEARER
Bro. Steve Massey

I am blessed to have been raised by Godly parents and taught to love and obey the LORD and the fullness of His Word. Once I became a teenager, I strayed from God and traveled deeper and deeper into sin for several years. In His mercy, I was...

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FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
Bishop James Jackson

In 1981, I joined the Air Force and received orders to the Philippines where someone invited me to a Pentecostal church. It was there, at the age of 20, I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and my calling to the ministry. Over the past 3 decades, I have held several positions throughout the Texas and South Texas Districts, but I am most esteemed to have been voted in as Pastor of First UPC San Antonio. On behalf of my wife, Rose, and my daughters, Hannah and Ruth, we count it an honor to serve this church.​

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DEPT. PASTOR & YOUTH PASTOR
Bro. Jeremy Hildebrand

Serving the First United Pentecostal Church of San Antonio Departmental Pastor and Youth Pastor is something I consider to be a high honor. Along with my wife, Kristen, and my two sons, Joseph and Benjamin, serving the LORD and HIS kingdom...

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IN-REACH PASTOR
Bro. Ernest Sandoval

I moved to San Antonio, TX in November of 1993. I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could I have the great privilege of attending and serving this great church under the one and only Bishop James Jackson...

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MUSIC DIRECTOR
& ASSISTANT TO THE PASTOR
Sis. Ruth Jackson

Ruth Jackson grew up at the First United Pentecostal Church with her initial introduction into the music department the result of piano lessons under the music directory (now pastor