Ohio District United Pentecostal Church
Leadership of the Ohio District
District Leadership

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J. Mark Jordan
(419) 885-4888
5701 West Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Superintendent J. Mark Jordan has served the Ohio District in his current office since 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo, (B.S. Human Relations, 1983), studied two years at Texas Bible College and traveled over four years in the evangelistic ministry. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of the First Apostolic Church, Toledo, Ohio.

He is a member of the United Pentecostal Church, International Board of Publication and a member of the Board of Directors of Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Pastor Jordan lives in Sylvania, Ohio with his wife, Sandy. He has three grown children. He has authored ten books and regularly contributes to several periodicals. After being a family man, his greatest joy is sharing his heart with his congregation.

Duane Kramer
(740) 393-1676
PO Box 688
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Duane was among the first graduating class of Gateway College in 1971. From there, God called Duane and Dorise to serve as Youth Pastor in Lancaster for several years. In 1976, God called the Kramers to Mount Vernon when Pastor was 26. God has blessed the church with their love and leadership for over 30 years. Their three children, Dawn, Darren, and Dorenda still live in Mount Vernon.

He was elected as district secretary in 1995 and has served in many district roles presbyter and camp manager.

Sectional Presbyters
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Section 1 Presbyter
Ken Bulgrin
(330) 633-9031
199 South Avenue
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

Rev. Ken Bulgrin became Pastor of First Apostolic Church of Tallmadge in 1998. Ken and Kimberly have two wonderful children, Ashlyn and Christian. Pastor Bulgrin was a Student Pastor for ten years in Massillon, OH before coming to Tallmadge. He has served as the Ohio District Youth President, and currently serves as a member of the District Board as the Presbyter of Section 1.

Section 2 Presbyter
F. Joe Ellis
901 Dueber Avenue SW
Canton, Ohio 44707

F. Joe Ellis is in his 7th year as Presbyter of Section 2 and has spent his entire life in the Ohio District. Together with his wife Rose and their three children (Angela, Joe, and Tom) they founded The Apostolic's of Canton in 1980, now pastored by Rev Eric F. Foster. Even though he travels extensively, Bro. Ellis still serves the church in Canton and its daughter congregations as their Bishop. He is also the founder of Purpose Institute Inc., (UPCI endorsed Ministry Training program) and is the current President and CEO.

Section 3 Presbyter
G. Keith Sjöstrand
(740) 344-4034
22 North 23rd Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

G. Keith Sjostrand, M.S., has been a licensed minister with the UPCI for more than 30 years. During his ministry, he has served as evangelist, sectional youth leader, assistant pastor, associate pastor, and pastor. He has also served professionally in the private and public sector as counselor and school psychologist, and currently as counselor for Points of Refuge, the official ministerial counseling agency of the UPCI.

Keith and his wife Janice moved to Newark, Ohio in 2004 to accept the pastorate of Christian Apostolic Church. Married for 35 years, Keith and Janice have 2 children, Caitlin and Sheena Sjöstrand-Post, and one granddaughter, Siobhán Post.

Section 4 Presbyter
William  Knittel
(740) 353-0185
PO Box 244
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

I came in the Apostolic church fifty three years ago and started preaching after about four years. I worked with Brother L.J. Roshon for about five years. I left Portsmouth, Ohio and pastored twelve years in Middleport, Ohio. We had a great revival in Middleport with many receiving The Holy Ghost, being baptized in Jesus' name, and many healings and miracles. The church grew to almost four hundred in attendance.

I came back to Portsmouth and worked with Bro. David Wade in Wheelersburg, Ohio at the Christian Life Center for about two years. Then, I started a church in West Portsmouth and the congregation bought a church on Route 52, the main street into Portsmouth. We have pastored this congregation for about twenty two years.

We are expecting great things from God in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Section 5 Presbyter
William  Sciscoe
(614) 272-6526
1001 Vera Place
Columbus, Ohio 43204

Bishop William L. Sciscoe was born November 4, 1938. He is married to Nancy Ellen (Jordan) and has three children; Julie Renee (Smucker), Jain Ellen (Pellum) and Jason William Sciscoe. He has seven grandchildren; soon to be eight.

Bishop Sciscoe is presently the senior pastor at The Church Triumphant in Columbus, Ohio. He also serves on the Ohio District board and is the presbyter of the Ohio District Section Five. He is also currently holding the office of Dean of Purpose Institute.

He has written articles for periodicals and co-authored books. He is a requested speaker at camp meetings and conferences and ministered as an evangelist for ten years. He has preached the Gospel worldwide in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and Central America.

Bishop William Sciscoe’s former pastors were R. S. Davis, W. I. Black, (Harry W. Branding) and W. C. Parkey. He counts among his mentors J. T. Pugh, T. W. Barnes, Nathaniel A. Urshan and Jack E. Yonts.

Education: Graduated from high school and from the school of “hard knocks” and “kneeology.”

Section 6 Presbyter
Dan Hidlebaugh
(513) 423-4953
6879 Hamilton-Middletown Road
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Dan Hidlebaugh has been in the ministry since June 1981. Four years after receiving license, he began pastoring Truth Tabernacle in Middletown, Ohio. He was elected to serve on the district board in 2005.

Pastor Hidlebaugh currently serves as the director for Spanish ministries, chairman for the Camgpround committee, and serves on the finance committee.

He and his wife, Angela, are blessed with two grown children: a son named J.D. and daughter, Jeralyn.

Section 7 Presbyter
Jonathan Perry
(419) 697-6398
30470 Lemoyne Road
Walbridge, Ohio 43465

As a teenager Jonathan Perry was called into the ministry of Jesus Christ. He has never taken this lightly and understands he has been called and commissioned to accomplish the work of the Kingdom. Jonathan and his wife, Sharon, have been in ministry for 30 years and Lead Pastors of Life Chapel since 1992.

When the Perry’s arrived in Toledo, they felt God gave them a mission to see the Sinners Saved, the Hurting Healed, the Members Matured and Everyone Equipped to lead others to Christ. This has become the mission statement of Life Chapel. Throughout their years of ministry they have determined to set a culture that runs contrary to the systems of this world and in alignment with the Kingdom of God.

Jonathan is the Presbyter of Section Seven.