Steven Beardsley


Steven Beardsley is the Senior Pastor of Newark United Pentecostal Church in Newark, DE and an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI).

He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1994 with an Honors B.A. in History cum laude and the Divinity School at Harvard University in 1996 with a Master of Theological Studies. In 2012 he successfully defended his dissertation earning his Ph.D. in Religion (New Testament and Early Christianity) from Temple University.

Steven has served the UPCI in various capacities including, New Jersey-Delaware Youth President, North American Missions Director, Global Missions Director, and as a founding faculty member of Urshan Graduate School of Theology where he taught for 14 years and served as Academic Dean for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. 

He is married to Regina and has six children: Vincent, Caleb (fiancée Ally), Marcus, Candace and Cassandra.

Steven can best be described as: follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, teacher, writer, Bible Quiz coach.