About Us
Learn more about the leadership, history and vision of the South Texas District.

Our Leadership

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. Danny Johnson

South Texas District Secretary-Treasurer

Danny Johnson graduated from Texas Bible College in 1977, with a Bachelors of Theology, where he later served as a faculty member for over 12 years. He now serves as the Pastor of Lighthouse Church in West Columbia, TX and as District Secretary-Treasurer for the South Texas District, United Pentecostal Church International. He and his wife live in Columbia Lakes and they have two wonderful daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandsons.

District Officers

View all District Officers and their contact information below.

  • David Fauss

    District Superintendent | Email

    Danny Johnson

    District Secretary-Treasurer | Email

    David Bernard

    Honorary Presbyter

    John Burnett

    Spanish Ministry Director | Email

    David Fauss

    Presbyter, Houston Metro North | Email

    Arless Glass

    Honorary Presbyter

    Mark Hughes

    Presbyter, Houston Metro South | Email

    Alvin Kight

    Presbyter, Central Coastal Bend | Email

    Scott Lewis

    Presbyter, Houston Metro West | Email

    Ron Macey

    Presbyter, Houston Metro East | Email

  • Jorge Auguiñaga

    Global Missions | Email

    Roger Blackburn

    Men’s Ministry | Email

    John Burnett

    Spanish Ministry | Email

    Barbara Johnson

    Ladies’ Ministry | Email

    Tremayne Simoneaux

    Children’s Ministry | Email

    Daniel Bernard

    Youth Ministry | Email

    Shawn Plant

    North American Missions | Email

  • Scott Nichols

    Budget Committee | Email

    Ron Guidroz

    Honorary Committee | Email

    Deborah Smith

    Prayer Committee | Email

    Samuel Mendizabal

    Centro Teológico Ministerial | Email

Sectional Officers

View all Sectional Officers and their contact information below.

  • Alvin Kight

    Presbyter | Email

    Vernon Griffin

    Secretary-Treasurer | Email

    Eutimio Sanchez

    Global Missions Director | Email

    Johnny Flores

    North American Missions Director | Email

    Glenda Griffin

    Ladies’ Ministry Director | Email

    Eutimio Sanchez

    Spanish Ministry Director | Email

    Joel Williams

    Youth Ministry Director | Email

    Michael Bumgarner

    Men’s Ministry Director | Email

    Ruth Cremeans

    Prayer Coordinator | Email

  • J.J. (Romey) Bourn

    Presbyter | Email

    Shawn Everhart

    Secretary-Treasurer | Email

    Aaron Cain

    Children’s Ministry Director | Email

    Kevin Cain

    Global Missions Director | Email

    Carl Schuessler

    North American Missions Director | Email

    Dana Cecil

    Ladies’ Ministry Director | Email

    Gumaro Sarreon

    Spanish Ministry Director | Email

    Timothy Simoneaux

    Youth Ministry Director | Email

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    Men’s Ministry Director

    Shelaine Everhart

    Prayer Coordinator | Email

  • Ron Macey

    Presbyter | Email

    Roger Blackburn

    Secretary-Treasurer | Email

    Chad Parker

    Children’s Ministry Director | Email

    Kevin Martin

    Global Missions Director | Email

    John Scott

    North American Missions Director | Email

    Angela Parker

    Ladies’ Ministry Director | Email

    Luis Polanco

    Spanish Ministry Director | Email

    Johnathan Wallace

    Youth Ministry Director | Email

    Billy Blackburn

    Men’s Ministry Director | Email

    Beverly Haygood

    Prayer Coordinator | Email

  • Mark Hughes

    Presbyter | Email

    Myron Smith

    Secretary-Treasurer | Email

    Brian McLean

    Children’s Ministry Director | Email

    Joe Reynolds

    Global Missions Director | Email

    Jesse Rivet

    North American Missions Director | Email

    Kimberly Smith

    Ladies’ Ministry Director | Email

    Mark Flores

    Spanish Ministry Director | Email

    Keegan Monceaux

    Youth Ministry Director | Email

    Ronald Evans

    Men’s Ministry Director | Email

    Open

    Prayer Coordinator

  • Scott Lewis

    Presbyter | Email

    Wayne Collins

    Secretary-Treasurer | Email

    DuWayne Turnbow

    Children’s Ministry Director | Email

    Abraham Dillman

    Global Missions Director | Email

    Curley Ellis

    North American Missions Director | Email

    Vickie Collins

    Ladies’ Ministry Director | Email

    Santiago Torres

    Spanish Ministry Director | Email

    Kirk Teelucksingh

    Youth Ministry Director | Email

    Fernando Lamas

    Men’s Ministry Director | Email

    Cindy Castleberry

    Prayer Coordinator | Email

Our History

The South Texas District is part of the United Pentecostal Church International. In September 2002, the General Board of the UPCI approved the formation of the district. The South Texas District is divided into 8 sections. We began our first year of operation with 160 churches and daughter works and 330 ministers. In September 2018, the General Board of the UPCI approved the formation of the South Central Texas District creating a much smaller footprint of the South Texas District.  Within the new boundaries created by these changes, the South Texas District currently has 5 sections, 4 sections in the Houston Metro and 1 section in the southwest including Victoria and surrounding cities.  We currently have a total of 112 churches, 43 daughter works and many preaching points with more than 198 ministers spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our 20/20 Vision

The 20/20 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.

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.

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 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 result in an increase in every area of our district, including the number of churches and ministers.

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 fuels 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.

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 that are 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!