And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:15

our district

about nymd upci


  • 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 – 5/2019 – Rev. Devon Dawson
  • 5/2019 – 9/2021 – Rev. Michael Mitchell
  • 9/2021 – Present – Rev. Devon Dawson

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.

Starting in 1985 with 13 churches and 15 ministers to present 35 Self-Governing Churches, 21 Daughter Works and 9 Preaching Points and 140 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 the district.

District board

The New York District board members are elected by the district’s constituents and are responsible for representing the interests of the entire district  New York metro district UPCI

Bishop Devon D. Dawson

District Superintendent

Rev. Nerrick A. Chung-Ying

District Secretary-Treasurer


Rev. Maximo Lopez

Section One

Rev. Miguel Garrick

Section Two

Rev. Henry Andrade

Section Three

rev. Clarence Henry

Presbyter At Large

rev. Remy Casado

Presbyter At Large

Honarary members

Bishop Lincoln Graham, Sr.


Bishop Doyle D. Davis,


Bishop Arthur Thomas


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