Alaska-Yukon District UPCI
Alaska Yukon District UPCI Website

United Pentecostal Church, Intl.

Alaska-Yukon District

A word from our Superintendent


Welcome to the web site of the Alaska–Yukon District of the United Pentecostal Church International.

Regardless of whether you are just beginning your walk with the Lord or you have many years behind you, I believe you will find our site helpful and encouraging. 

If you are looking for a church near you, please check out our Church Directory and don’t hesitate to give us a call for a warm welcome and specific directions that will help you find us. If you already attend one of our churches and would like an update on news and future events concerning our churches or district, check out our News & Events section. 

Our number one goal in the UPCI is to assist you in your personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So, if we can be of assistance in any way,  contact us and let us hear from you via the form below. 

Yours in His service,



Gordon Parrish
District Superintendent
Alaska-Yukon District, United Pentecostal Church, Intl. 

Who are we?

Believing that whole lives and healthy homes and communities begin with a foundation in the Word of God, the Alaska-Yukon district is working to bring people in the North toward an understanding of who God is and who they are in Him. Currently, there are over 28 churches in the district reaching the diverse regions and people with the gospel. 

Internationally, the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) has been counted among the fastest growing denominations in North America since it was formed in 1945 by the merger of the Pentecostal Church, Incorporated, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ. From 617 churches listed in 1946, the UPCI in North America (United States and Canada) today lists 4,358 churches (which includes 4099 autonomous and 258 daughter works), 9,085 ministers, and reports a Sunday School attendance of 646,304. Moreover, it is also located in 175 other nations with 22,881 licensed ministers, 28,351 churches and meeting places, 652 missionaries, and a foreign constituency of over 3 million, making a total worldwide constituency of more than 4,036,945. For more information regarding the United Pentecostal Church, International, please visit: 

What Do We Believe?

The views of the Alaska-Yukon District, affiliated with United Pentecostal Church International, reflect most of the beliefs of the Holiness-Pentecostal movement. We embrace the traditional Pentecostal view that speaking in tongues is the initial sign of receiving the Holy Spirit. We believe in the future coming of the Lord Jesus for His Church, sometimes termed the Rapture of the Church. We encourage a separation from the world as to life style and encourage a close personal walk with the Lord Jesus. 

The Alaska-Yukon District holds a fundamental view of the Bible: "The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instructions for the church must be based upon and harmonize with the Bible" The Bible is the Word of God, and therefore inerrant and infallible. We reject all extra biblical revelations and writings, and view church creeds and articles of faith only as the thinking of men. 

The Alaska-Yukon District holds that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a sinner must believe the gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life, to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ, and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God's grace to reconcile us to God.

Jesus Is God In the Flesh

The Alaska-Yukon District teaches that the one God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament as Jehovah revealed himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus Christ was, and is, God. Jesus is the one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9). Jesus and His Father are One, (John 10:30). 

While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a full and true humanity. He was both God and man. Moreover, the Holy Spirit is God with us and in us. Thus God is manifested as Father in creation and as the Father of the Son, in the Son for our redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration. 

Importance of the Family Unit

The Alaska-Yukon District United Pentecostal Church stresses and supports the family unit as God's primary institution and teaches that the church is God's redemptive fellowship for all believers. 


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