Bishop Harry W. Pendleton
Presiding Prelate, United Churches Fellowship
Founder and Pastor, Faith & Love Center Pentecostal Church
Bishop Harry Pendleton was spiritually born in June of 1978 during a prayer revival, led by the late Elder Clinton Mobley, at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ (Philadelphia, PA). A short time later, he joined Canaan Church of Pentecost, where the late Bishop James H. Mobley was pastor. He served in various capacities at Canaan, including deacon and Sunday School teacher, where his love for teaching God’s Word grew.
In 1984, he answered the call to preach God’s Word, and was ordained as an Elder on October 11, 1987 under the pastorate of Bishop Mobley. He served faithfully as an Associate and then Assistant Pastor of Canaan. His love for God, concern for souls and desire to labor in the spiritual vineyard continued to grow. After seeking the Lord for direction, he was led to begin a ministry in the Norristown, PA area. Faith and Love Center Pentecostal Church held its first service under his leadership on June 5, 1994. Approximately one year later, he, his family, and the members of Faith and Love Center returned to Canaan to assist Bishop Mobley and the Canaan Church family.
On October 29, 1995, he was consecrated by Bishop Mobley as Pastor of Canaan Church. The two churches were then brought together under the name Faith and Love Center Pentecostal Church. In 1995, under God’s leadership, Bishop Mobley formed the United Churches Fellowship. In August 1998, after Bishop Mobley’s demise, Pastor Pendleton was consecrated to the office of Bishop of United Churches Fellowship.
Today, Bishop Pendleton continues to serve with his wife, Pastor Delinda Pendleton. His favorite scripture verse, Romans 12:3, reflects his humble servant-leadership character. "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."