Since its inception in 1985, the New york Metro District has endeavored to catalyze revival among a rapidly growing and fast paced society. The City of New York is saturated with cultures from everywhere in the world. The mission is clear: to IMPACT this metropolitan area with apostolic doctrine resulting in a global revival.
NY METRO DISTRICT, UPCI – A BRIEF HISTORY
Starting in 1985 with 13 churches and 15 ministers to present 32 churches, 9 preaching points and 135 Ministers and Pastors. Being the first “Home Missions District” NY Metro became a recognized District of the UPCI within a state district. (Usual status was one district per state). NY Metro began the first official Spanish Speaking outreach ministry for the UPCI within the USA Incorporating Spanish / English functions and participation in district.
- 12/1985 – 5/1990 -Rev. Jack E. Yonts, General Director of Home Missions UPCI Superintendent and held his General Office in Hazelwood, MO.
- 5/1990 – 5/2001 ‐ Rev. Scotty F. Teets
- 5/2001 – 5/2003 – Rev. Robert S. Carter
- 5/2003 – 5/2011 – Rev. Arthur Thomas
- 5/2011 – Present – Rev. Devon Dawson – District Superintendent
Rev. Devon Dawson
NY Metro District Superintendent
Pastor Devon Dawson is the Senior Pastor of All Nations Apostolic Tabernacle (ANAT). After serving in the mission field in the Caribbean, he came to New York over 23 years ago and continued with his mission to fulfill the Great Commission which led to the founding of ANAT in Jamaica, Queens, New York. In addition to pastoring ANAT, he serves as the District Superintendent for the New York Metro region of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). Pastor Dawson is married to his best friend, Joy, whom he says is a gift from God. They have three daughters – Kesha (married to Gary); Shondell (married to Sean); Devany, and four grandchildren – Sean, Lauren, Kyemi Rae and Gabrel..
Rev. Henry Andrade
- (718) 291-1051
155 - 15 90th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432