Our Pastor

"Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Verily, verily, I say unto the, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

Our Pastor

Biographical Sketch
of
Bishop Luther DuPree Jr.

Bishop DuPree received his appointment as Bishop Designee for the Northern Nevada Churches of God in Christ in April 2009, and was officially consecrated in the office at the National Church of God in Christ Holy Convocatiion in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 9, 2009.
 
Bishop Luther DuPree Jr., the son of the late Luther F DuPree and Josephine Broughton DuPree, was born and raised, along with 21 other siblings, in Kingstree, South Carolina. He migrated to Reno Nevada in 1965 where at the age of 19, through a miraculous experience, God saved him. He received the Holy Ghost in a revival in June of 1965, and thereafter accepted his call to the ministry. In 1966, Reverend DuPree was united in marriage to Missionary Jennifer DuPree who was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1948 and moved to Sparks, Nevada.

Bishop DuPree trained and served in the local church and the State of Nevada Churches of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop E.N. Webb. In 1971, Bishop E.N. Webb, placed him as pastor at the Trinity Temple Church in Hawthorne, Nevada where he and his wife served faithfully until 1977 when the Lord inspired them to move and continue in ministry in the City of Sparks, Nevada. There they started the Rehoboth Church of God in Christ and served until their appointment at Holy Temple Church in 1979. Upon the death of Bishop E.N. Webb, they continued to serve the State of Nevada under the leadership of Bishop Carruth Hall.

Bishop DuPree has served in various positions in ministry, i.e., District Superintendent, Administrative Assistant to the State Bishop, Elder’s Council Board member, Ordination Board member, and Executive Board member of the Churches of God in Christ. As District Superintendent, he has set up several churches in the Northern Nevada area, and is presently overseer of six to seven churches in the Reno/Sparks, Washoe County area. He holds a Master’s Degree of Bible Theology, and Bachelor of Bible Theology from the International Bible Institute & Seminary. He received a Pastor of Theology Certificate from International Bible Institute, and his Master Teacher Certificate from the Charles Harrison Mason System Bible College. Bishop DuPree received his Doctorate in Theology on May 19, 2012 from the Sacramento Theological Bible and Seminary School in Sacramento, California. He has served on the various Boards in the City as director, chairman, and general member. Bishop DuPree served in the United State Army from 1966-1968. He currently serves as a Chaplin for the Reno, Sparks, Washoe County Law Enforcement Agency.

Bishop DuPree is a Holy Ghost filled, powerhouse preacher who is unafraid of preaching the unadulterated word of God to all. He has a heart and a hunger to see miracles performed as souls are saved, backsliders reclaimed, habitual addicts convicted and converted as the power of God moves among His people.

Bishop and Lady DuPree are blessed with five (5) children: LaNandra, Patrick (Sherry), Luther (Ida), Erica (Bret Severs), Michael (Avaunte), 12 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and 2 great-grand daughters. To God be all glory!