Degree(s)Bachelor of Arts, University of Delaware 1994 Master of Theological Studies, The Divinity School, Harvard University 1996 Doctor of Philosophy, Temple University 2012
Steven Beardsley is the Senior Pastor of Newark United Pentecostal Church in Newark, DE and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Urshan Graduate School of Theology. He graduated from University of Delaware in 1994 as a Dean's Scholar in Religious Studies with a Honors Bachelor of Arts in History cum laude. Upon graduation, he entered The Divinity School at Harvard University and in June of 1996 graduated with a Masters of Theological Studies concentrating in the areas of New Testament and Early Christian History. Following graduation from Harvard, Steven assumed the position of Assistant to the Pastor at Newark UPC. In April of 2000, Steven was installed as Associate Pastor and became an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. In September of 2000, he began his Ph.D. program in Religion at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and graduated in 2012. In 2005 he was elected and installed as Senior Pastor of Newark UPC and in 2010 he was elected Home Missions Director of the NJ-DE District of the UPCI, serving for two years. He is married to Regina and has three boys (Vincent, Caleb and Marcus) and two girls (Candace and Cassandra).