United’s International Affairs and Missions

United's International Affairs and Missions

Welcome to the United Covenant Churches of Christ International Affairs and Missions’ website. The United Covenant Churches of Christ is a Christ centered culturally diverse fellowship committed to the innovative, spiritual, intellectual, and economic growth of its members. 

UIAM's Vision & Mission

The vision and mission of the international Affairs and Missions program is to build a global ministry committed to strengthening and uniting pastors and their ministries.

Overview of UIAM

The United Covenant Churches of Christ International Affairs and Missions Program as of December 31, 2023, consisted of 153 churches within 15 countries. 

International Affairs and Missions National Program Director

The Untied Covenant Churches of Christ National International Affairs and Missions’ Program Director for is Overseer Willie K. Carley. Overseer Carley joined United in 2018. In 2023 Overseer Carley was selected by Bishop Glenn E. Livingston to serve as the National Program Director for International Affairs. Overseer Carley is the Senior Pastor of the Tabernacle of Faith Christian Fellowship Church and serves as a Chaplain for the Goodwill Fire Depart located in Newburgh, NY 12550. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. Dr. Carley is the Senior Emergency Management Program Specialist within the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 2 which oversees the New York and New Jersey Veteran Hospitals. Lastly, Overseer Carley currently serves as the Deputy Mayor for the Village of Walden.  

International Committee Members

  1. National Program Director and Men’s Ministry Leader – Overseer Willie K. Carley (USA)
  2. International Ministry Administrator – Bro. Phred Masangala (Nairobi)
  3. International Women’s Ministry Leader – Pastor Theresa Allen (USA)
  4. International Education Ministry Leader – Pastor Armando Cruz (Brazil)
  5. International Youth Ministry Leader – Bishop Ephraim Baraka (Uganda) 
  6. International Prayer Ministry Leader – Overseer Marcus Ashwin (South Africa)
  7. International Adjutant Ministry Leader – Bishop Mashicila (South Africa)
    (Tentative)

International Leaders

Country Title First Name Last Name
Kenya Bishop Gabriel Odari (Onsongo)
Kenya Pastor Mark Orige
Uganda Bishop Baraka Ephraim
India-Kakinda Pastor Arjula Yesebu/Moshe
India Bishop Devadas Palli
India Pastor Katuri Sudhakar
India-Madu Pastor Madhusudhana Ganta
India Bishop Stephen Prasad
Philippines Pastor Edgardo Grande Sr.
Pakistan Pastor Haroon Ishaq
Pakistan Pastor Ashiq Masih
Pakistan Pastor Shaahida Perveen
Rwanda Bishop Jean Baptiste Nydayisenga
Ghana Pastor Ezekiel Gokah
Ghana Overseer                Ernest Darko
Democratic Republic of the Congo                   Pastor Kula Ngulu Mushinganwa                             Paulin
Malawi Pastor Phillip Chickwasha
Benin Pastor DJEDO Pierre
Liberia Bishop Varnie Yarwoo
South Africa Overseer               Ashwin Marcus
Jamaica Pastor Robert Philipps
Tanzania Pastor Yohana Msaghaa

Up and Coming Mission Trips

  1. Andhra Pradesh India -February 2024
  2. Kampala Uganda -June 2024
  3. Palmares, Pernambuco Brazil -Aug/Sept 2024

*If you would like to participate in one of the International Mission Trips or need additional information regarding the International Affairs & Missions Program, please feel free to contact Overseer Willie K. Carley at 845-857-4649 or via email at oda@uccconline.org.