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You Belong Here

Welcome to a place of hope

People of all backgrounds and cultures find love and
peace here, experiencing the life-saving power of Jesus

About Us

We are a multicultural church family grounded in theApostolic Faith.




In 1924, Rev. Edwin Roark came to the Weches community and established the church. In 1950, the first
permanent building was erected. Through the generations of nearly a century, many great Pastors,
Missionaries, and Evangelists have filled the church’s pulpit, preaching a total of tens of thousands of
messages. Today, the church sits on the same original location of 3 acres, and also has a parsonage in
the back of the property.

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 water baptism by immersion in the Name of the 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 in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues.
Acts 2:4

We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Ghost. 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 pray together aloud because in the Bible we read, “They lifted up their voice to God with one
accord.” Acts 4:24

We lift our hands in Praise because in the Bible we read, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,
and bless the Lord.” Psalm 134:2

We sing with all our hearts because in the Bible we read, “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all
the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” Psalm 98:4

We play musical instruments because in the Bible we read, “And all the house of Israel played
before the LORD on all manner of instruments.” II Samuel 6:5

We clap and shout unto God because in the Bible we read, “O clap your hands, all ye people;
shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” Psalm 47:1

We dance before the Lord because in the Bible we read, “Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
praise him with stringed instruments and organs.” Psalm 150:4

We anoint with oil for divine healing because in the Bible we read, “Is any sick among you? let
him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name
of the Lord.” James 5:14

Meet The Team


Rev. & Mrs. Richard Motes Jr.

Receiving his call to preach in 1980, Rev. Motes began his ministry at the age of 15. He married his childhood sweetheart, Sallie, in Jonesville, LA in 1985. He Pastored his first church in 1994 at the First UPC in St. Joseph, LA. Through the years, he pastored several churches and was an Evangelist, preaching in the Northern, Southern, and Western United States. Rev. Motes has served as Pastor of the UPC of Weches since 2014.
Charles Wells

Charles Wells

Sunday School Director
Melissa Riley

Melissa Riley

Hyphen Director
Adam Fuller

Adam Fuller

Digital Content Director
Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Outreach Director
Jace Riley

Jace Riley

Youth Director
Prestin Wells

Prestin Wells

Youth Assistant

Theresa Wells

Theresa Wells

Ladies Ministry Director
Misty Wells

Misty Wells

Music Director
Kariana Riley

Kariana Riley

Music Assistant