Harper, Edwin, West Virginia District
Cell Phone: 304-751-0913
Office Phone: 304-525-5451
Home Phone: 304-525-1787
Email: pastor@lifecathedral.com
 

First of all I am Edwin S. Harper and am married to Sharon Kay KitchenHarper for 42 years.  Both my wife and I are the children of apostolic
pastors.  My parents, the late Rev. James and Ruth Harper built the
physical church building for the United Pentecostal Church in St. Albans
West Virginia and birthed and built the First Apostolic Church of Nitro,
West Virginia.  The Church that Sister Harper and I pastor today was
pastored for 44 years by my wife's parents, the late Reverend Greene and
Minnie Kitchen, a recognized pioneer in "church Growth and Christian
Education", author and Organizational official and District
Superintendent.  They grew the Staunton Street Apostolic Church which is
now known as Apostolic Life Cathedral, to a large congregation where
they built a beautiful facility in Huntington, WV.

We have three daughters, Dr. B. Danielle King, M.D., Holly Huffman B.S.,
A.I.A. and Heather Dawn Akers L.P.N.  They have given us three
grandsons, Elliott King, Jyles Goodson and Pierson Akers. 

I earned an Associates Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Theology
Degree from Texas Bible College (1971), Houston and Lufkin, Texas.  I
received a Doctor of Divinity degree From Universal Bible Institute
(1976), Alamo, Tenn. and Atlanta, GA.

I am a native of West Virginia and except for my time as an
undergraduate and 3 1/2 year tenure as a pastor of First Pentecost
Tabernacle, Dupo, IL, I have lived and pastored here in West Virginia.
I spent 10 1/2 years in Morgantown serving the Riverside Apostolic
Church and the past 24 years in Huntington at Apostolic Life Cathedral.
I have been a guest lecturer on religion at West Virginia Wesleyan
College, Buckhannon, WV and a guest lecturer for business ethics and law
at Marshall University Business College, Huntington, WV and often
lecture to political science students about the church's role in
balancing moral consciousness in society. 

I have served in almost all of the offices of ecclesial bureaucracy from
Conquerors' Secretary to Executive Presbyter of the United Pentecostal
Church International. 

The past 4 years I have worked with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin
III as the Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
where I annually manage federal grants in excess of $150 million.  In
this adventure I was nominated for the Ash Award, John F. Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard.

Continuing my pastoral duties I maintained a radio ministry for 10 years
on WCLG 1300AM, Morgantown and presently have preached or taught daily
for 23 years on WEMM 107.9FM, Huntington, WV.  The past focus of our
broadcast has been the home, marriage and family preservation.
Currently we are majoring on current events and the relationship of the
Church of the Lord Jesus Christ to this present generation. You may tune
in around the world at www.wemmfm.com at 2:45 pm Monday thru Friday.  We welcome all to visit with us at www.lifecathedral.com.