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Rev. David Fauss

District Superintendent
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Rev. Wayne Collins

District Secretary-Treasurer

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Formation of the South Texas District

In September 2002, the General Board of the UPCI approved the formation of the district.

The South Texas District is part of the United Pentecostal Church International located in Houston, Texas. Tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 2002, the South Texas District was founded to equip today’s ministers with the tools they need to enhance the Kingdom of God.

The South Texas District was divided into 8 sections. We began our first year of operation with 160 churches and daughter works and 330 ministers.

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Formation of South Central Texas District

In September 2018, the General Board of the UPCI approved the formation of the South Central Texas District.

Within the new boundaries created by these changes, South Texas District currently has:

  • 4 sections in the Houston Metro
  • 1 section in the southwest, including Victoria and surrounding cities.
  • 119 Churches
  • 28 Daughter Works
  • 288 Licensed Ministers

The Churches of the STX District are based on holiness. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

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119 Churches

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28 Daughter
Works

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288 Ministers

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119 Churches

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28 Daughter
Works

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288 Ministers

The Vision

The Vision of the South Texas District revolves around four God-inspired challenges. Encapsulated in each of these exciting challenges are elements that will inspire growth, both spiritually and numerically. By stretching ourselves to reach these initiatives, we will most certainly bring the Whole Gospel to the Whole World by the Whole Church. This vision will compel us to believe that every community and city within our district will hear this glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Generate a Culture of Prayer

Prayer is the building block of our relationship with God. By making prayer a priority in every activity and part of our district, God will be involved in everything we do. While men can create plans and programs to execute, God can take these to a level that is beyond our human expectations.  This Culture of Prayer is the covering that is needed for the promised end-time revival.

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Invest in Our Ministers

The South Texas District believes in its ministers. Equipping today’s minister is an investment that will enhance the Kingdom of God.  By planning events focused on ministers and their families, we will empower them to be more effective.  Leadership seminars and ministers’ retreats will serve to further equip ministers for the tasks required in this post-modern world. How can they hear without a preacher? As we invest in ministers, we invest in the coming harvest!

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Strengthen Our Churches

The local church is the basis for every work we do.  The energy, manpower, and finances that come from the local church fuel all of our efforts. If our churches are strong, so will our endeavors will be strengthened. This can be accomplished in many ways. Our priority will be to strengthen the weak by coming together to assist each other. We will, through Apostolic based seminars and teaching, minister to the needs of our existing churches of all sizes. By strengthening our churches, the entire South Texas District will become stronger and more effective for the cause of Christ.

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Create a Climate of Growth

The South Texas District is positioned in a rapidly growing area. Just as our population, cities, and communities grow, we should adopt an attitude of growth.  While growth cannot be forced, it can be aided.  Growth only occurs when the conditions are right.  We must cultivate, plant, and water, but it is God who gives the increase.  We will purposely focus on the Apostolic principles of growth. Together we can create this climate of growth by holding district and sectional level meetings where these principles are taught. This will increase every area of our district, including the number of churches and ministers.

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Rev. David Fauss

South Texas District Superintendent

David L. Fauss has held a license with the UPCI since 1971. He attended Texas Bible College. Brother Fauss served in five district level positions for 26 years before becoming Superintendent. He served the Texas District as District Youth Secretary, Apostolic Sentinel Editor, STX District Budget Chairman, and STX District Presbyter. He also served as an instructor at Texas Bible College for three years. Brother Fauss served on the STX Constitution Committee that wrote the original constitution of the district. Brother David Fauss also served as Chairman of the Pentecostal Heritage Society for four years, overseeing the Center for the Study of Oneness Pentecostalism and preserving our Pentecostal heritage. He is presently serving on the Pentecostal Heritage Society Committee. In the past, his community service has included: President of Houston Northside Rotary Club, Orange County Red Cross Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of Orange County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He presently serves as Pastor of Bethel Tabernacle with more than 40 years of pastoral experience.

Rev. David Fauss

South Texas District Superintendent

David L. Fauss has held license with the UPCI since 1971. He attended Texas Bible College. Brother Fauss has served in five district level positions for a total of 26 years prior to becoming Superintendent. He served the Texas District as District Youth Secretary, Apostolic Sentinel Editor, STX District Budget Chairman and STX District Presbyter. He also served as an instructor at Texas Bible College three years. Brother Fauss served on the STX Constitution Committee that wrote the original constitution of the district. Brother David Fauss also served as Chairman of the Pentecostal Heritage Society for four years, overseeing the Center for the Study of Oneness Pentecostalism and preserving our Pentecostal heritage. He is presently serving on the Pentecostal Heritage Society Committee. In the past, his community service has included: President of Houston Northside Rotary Club, Orange County Red Cross Board, and serving on the Board of Directors of Orange County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He presently serves as Pastor of Bethel Tabernacle, with a total of 40 years of pastoral experience.

Rev. Wayne Collins

South Texas District Secretary-Treasurer

Wayne Collins has been in ministry for 34 years. He is a 1990 graduate of Texas Bible College. He was an associate missionary to the country of Guatemala preaching throughout the country and teaching in the Bible College. Upon returning to Texas he founded a Spanish-speaking church, Tabernaculo De Vida, in Liberty TX. He has traveled and preached in many parts of the US as well as Mexico and Central America. He was a state-certified Police chaplain for three different police departments over the last 25 years. Brother Collins graduated from TBC in 1990 and was honored to return back in 1997 as full-time Theology instructor for two years. On September 11, 2011, Brother Collins founded Pentecostal Life Center in Richmond, TX and continues to serve as the Senior Pastor. He has served on the HMW section as sectional secretary for five years. Bro Collins is now honored to serve the South Texas District as District Secretary-Treasurer.

Rev. Wayne Collins

South Texas District
Secretary-Treasurer

Wayne Collins has been in ministry for 34 years. He is a 1990 graduate of Texas Bible College. He was an associate missionary to the country of Guatemala preaching throughout the country and teaching in the Bible College. Upon returning to Texas he founded a Spanish-speaking church, Tabernaculo De Vida, in Liberty TX. He has traveled and preached in many parts of the US as well as Mexico and Central America. He was a state-certified Police chaplain for 3 different police departments over the last 25 years. Brother Collins graduated from TBC in 1990 and was honored to return back in 1997 as full-time Theology instructor for 2 years. On September 11, 2011, Brother Collins founded Pentecostal Life Center in Richmond, TX and continues to serve as the Senior Pastor. He has served on the HMW section as sectional secretary for 5 years. Bro Collins is now honored to serve the South Texas District as District Secretary-Treasurer.

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