Rev. Harry W. Branding
United Pentecostal Church International
1891 ~ 1968
Reverend Harry Branding was born in 1891 near Granite City, Illinois. He received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1929 through the ministry of Benjamin H. Hite, and began preaching a short time later. For (34) years he was pastor of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in St. Louis, Missouri, and saw it grow from a small congregation into one of the largest churches in the United Pentecostal Church.
From the beginning of his ministry, Harry Branding was active in organizational work. In 1943 he served as general secretary of the Pentecostal Church, Incorporated. After the formation of the United Pentecostal Church, he was, for a time, a member of the Foreign Missionary Board anf of the Board of Christian Education. At the time of his death on September 8, 1969, he was district superintendent of the Missouri District, a postion he had held since 1948; a member of the Board of Publication; a trustee of Tupelo Children's Mansion; and chairman of Gateway College of Evangelism, which he had helped establish in 1968. Audio Recordings of Brother Harry Branding are available in our Audio Library.