History
The Michigan District of the United Pentecostal Church was formed in 1948.  During its rich history the district has grown from a few ministers to over 100 churches located throughout the state.  Under Superintendent William R. Starr, the campground in Marshall, MI was purchased and throughout the years has been developed into a great training and retreat center in the lower part of the state.

Below are those who served the District as Superintendents.
 

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
 REV. C.C. KIRBY
 1948-1958

Rev. C.C. Kirby Served as the first District Superintendent of Michigan.  He served Michigan as the Superintendent from 1948 until 1958.  Rev. Kirby also pastored in Royal Oak, Michigan 

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
REV. WILLIAM R. STARR 

1958-1987 

 
Rev. William R. Starr was the longest serving superintendent.  During his 28 years in office the district grew and major developments of churches and the campground in Marshall, MI was established.  He also served the district as Youth President and Presbyter.  Rev. Starr served the UPC organization as Executive Director of the United Pentecostal Church International.  He also pastored Christ Apostolic Church in Albion, MI from 1951 until his death in 1987.

 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

REV. PAUL D. MOONEY 
1987-1988

Rev. Paul Mooney was elected District Superintendent upon the death of Rev. William R. Starr.  He also pastored Apostolic Tabernacle in Muskegeon, MI.  Rev. Mooney served the district a short time before being elected pastor at Calvary Tabernacle in Indianapolis, IN.  He is a dynamic speaker and motivator.  He has had a great influence upon the district even though he now pastors out of state.



DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
REV. PAUL LEAMAN 
1988-1995 
 
Rev. Paul Leaman served the District as Superintendent for 7 years.  He had a great love for the state of Michigan.  Rev. Leaman pastored in Detroit and Saginaw, MI and he also served as a missionary and traveled around the world promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Rev. Leaman served the district faithfully until his death in 1995.
 


 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
REV. WILLIAM H. NIX
1995-2000

Rev. William H. Nix served the district for two terms as Superintendent.  He also pastored in Ypsilanti, MI.  Rev. Nix was a revivalist and church planter.  He promoted and started several daughter churches throughout the state.
 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
REV. JOSEPH CARPENTER
2000-2011 

 
Pastor Carpenter began his ministry in the early 60′s, teaching Sunday School and leading the Youth Ministry of Christian Temple Church in Jackson, Michigan. He was elected as Section 3 Youth Director in 1967, the same year he received his ministerial credentials. After many years of serving as the Assistant Pastor in Jackson he was called to Mount Morris to pastor. He was the Senior Pastor of First Apostolic Church of Mount Morris from November of 1981 until May of 2011. In April of 2011 he was elected as Bishop of FAC. As pastor of First Apostolic he started daughter works in Imlay City and Kentwood, Michigan. He served the district in numerous capacities over the 43 years that he held credentials with the United Pentecostal Church, International. Pastor Carpenter has ministered in several countries, including The Philippines, Ethiopia, Estonia, Italy, and has encouraged and supported congregations and missionaries around the world.  He served Michigan as Youth President, Sunday School Director, Home Missions Director, District Secretary-Treasurer, and as the District Superintendent.


 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
REV. G. DAVID TRAMMELL
2011-Present

Rev. G. David Trammell is serving as the District Superintendent at this present time.  Pastor Trammell is a visionary leader.  He pastors Christ Apostolic Church in Albion, MI.  Pastor Trammel has a heart for Missions.  He and his church are consistenly leading the way in Missions giving and Pastor Trammell personally travels around the world preaching and teaching the gospel.
Pastor Trammell has been a part of the Michigan District for more than 25 years.