Pastor Steven Harvey

Pastor Harvey is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. He is an anointed preacher that cares deeply for the well being of his congregation. Previously, Pastor Harvey served on the minsterial staff at Palace of Praise in Portland, Oregon. Pastor Harvey has also enjoyed great success as a sales and marketing executive in several major companies.

Ruth Harvey

In addition to being the First Lady at Life UPC, Sis Harvey serves as the Connecticut District Ladies Ministries President. She is a well known international speaker and gifted recording artist who frequently blesses our congregation in word and song. Sis Harvey is also the founder of Abiding Words through which she has authored several best selling books including the well-loved book, Power Before the Throne and its successful sequel , Reflecting the Glory. These books and more are available online via her website.

What to Expect

At Life UPC, you can expect to see a diverse congregation worshipping Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth through the dynamic ministry of our praise and worship team. You will experience the truth of God's Word through anointed preaching and teaching. You will get lost in the spirit of prayer as we collectively pour our hearts out before the Lord. You can expect to see people who are comitted to reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. To sum it up, you can expect your life to be transformed. You will receive healing and deliverance while experiencing the book of Acts church alive and well in the 21st century! (Hebrews 13:8)

Life UPC/New Mercies Merger

We are so excited to announce the merger of Life UPC in Simsbury with New Mercies Apostolic Church in Bloomfield under the leadership of Pastors Steven and Ruth Harvey. The new location is only 10 minutes from our current facility in Simsbury. Beginning immediately, all regular services at Life UPC will be moved to the New Mercies building located at 1601 Blue Hills Ave Extension in Bloomfield. Our End Times with Irvin Baxter Series will continue as scheduled at Life UPC in Simsbury. If you have any questions about our expansion, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at our new location and will update our site with more details as they become available!

What We Believe

We are founded on the belief that the Bible is...
the inspired, infallible Word of God to man. The Scripture is the final authority and is the best guide for all matters pertaining to life (2 Timothy 3:16).

We are striving to be a 1st century church...
in the 21st century, obeying the clarion call of our Lord Jesus Christ to share this great Gospel in our world and community, reaching out with love, mercy and compassion (Matthew 28:19).

We believe there is only one God...
(Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit...
with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4).

We believe in the manifestation...
of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11).

We believe in...
the power of prayer (2 Chronicles 7:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:16).

We believe in water baptism...
by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin.  Through baptism we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38).  

We believe that the United States of America...
is a Christian nation whose founding fathers were God-conscience men and women, established our country, built by precepts found in the Word of God. That is why they wrote the Declaration of Independence to say, “For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other. our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”