About Us

Experience God, Community, Growth, and Purpose

At First United Pentecostal Church we are a church family that exists so that everyone can experience: God, Community, Growth, and Purpose. It is our desire that everyone experience the strengthening and life-changing presence of God. You will experience a community that comes from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, who will welcome you. We believe every person is on a continuing journey of growth that will only stop when we enter eternity, and we desire to create opportunities to experience intentional learning, training, and mentorship. God has a purpose for every life and we are here to help each to experience and flourish in that purpose.

Our Vision

We are committed to creating an environment where every person can experience the presence of God, Community, personal spiritual Growth, and their own God given purpose.

About the Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is true in all that it teaches. As the flawless Word of God, it is our only authority for what we believe and how we live (2 Tim 3.15-17).

About God &
Jesus Christ

We believe there is only one God. 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). (Deuteronomy 6.4; John 14.9; Ephesians 4.4-6; Colossians 2.9; 1 Timothy 3.16).

About the Gospel & COnversion

The gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We express our belief in the gospel through our obedience to the gospel. We obey the gospel and apply it to our lives by repenting of our sins (death to sin), being baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). This threefold experience is the consistent pattern of conversion in the early church (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17; Mark 1:15; Acts 15:7; Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:4, 37-39; 8:9-17; 10:1-48; 19:1-7).

Our Purpose & Christian living

Our purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the great commission and are endeavoring to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy and compassion.

As Christians we are to love God and love others. We are to worship God joyfully and seek to live a life that is pleasing to him both inwardly and outwardly—in our thoughts, words, and actions. We are empowered to live a life pleasing to God through the Holy Spirit. As a Pentecostal church, we believe that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit are for the church today and are available to all Spirit-filled believers (Mark 12.28-31; 1 Cor 12.8-10; 2 Cor 7.1; Rom 8.13-14; Gal 5.19-26; Heb 12.14).

Dustin and Jodi Owens


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Dustin Owens serves as the Pastor of First UPC, moving to Spooner along with his family in the fall of 2015. Church family has been his and Jodi’s life and passion since they were children. Dustin graduated from Kent Christian Bible College in 1996 and has been engaged in ministry since. He has served as youth leader, Sunday School teacher, worship leader, assisting in two new church plants, and helping serve wherever possible. For 12 years he served as a Chaplain in the WI Department of Corrections and saw God do a transforming work in many lives. Dustin and Jodi, along with their children, have served the Children’s Ministry for the WI District UPCI, and were blessed to see God minister to many children over those years. Children are, and will always be, a passion for them. Jodi has lived church ministry beginning as a Sunday School assistant at the young age of 13 and has continued until the present. She is a Worship Leader extraordinaire! She has a passion for music that has been a part of her life since a child, but beyond music, to lead others into the presence of God in worship. She serves as the youth leader, as well as serving Section 5 as the Music Representative. From time to time you may see her at various conferences serving as a photographer, another of her joys! Their ministry could not be described without their children. Austin, Ava, and Asher are a great joy to them, and seeing them serve God with their lives and talents is their greatest joy!

Angelic and Ken Francl

Church Secretary

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Angelic Francl serves as the church Secretary/Treasurer, children’s church teacher, and also on the Music Team. She was raised in the church, and graduated with an Associates Degree from Purpose Institute. Angelic loves people and serving wherever she can! She is married to Ken Francl and they have 5 beautiful daughters, and one grandson who is the joy of their life ❤️. Ken is a graduate of Purpose Institute with a 4 year degree in Biblical studies, and is part of the Ministerial team. Ken and Angelic love God, teaching Bible Studies, and desire to see peoples lives changed by the transforming power of Jesus Christ! Both love the Wisconsin outdoors, hunting and fishing, a pastime that runs deep in both of their families!

Greg and Becky Miller

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Greg and Becky Miller have recently moved to Spooner but are no strangers to the FUPC community. They have jumped in right away to help wherever possible including music and children’s ministry as well as preaching and teaching. Greg is an Ordained Minister of the UPCI graduating from Purpose Institute in 2013 with his Bachelors of Leadership and Ministerial Studies and has held Chaplain Certification for over 5 years. Both Greg and Becky have served in many capacities of ministry over the years supporting their home churches, section, and district. Greg and Becky also pastored in MN for almost 8 years before the Lord lead them to WI. Outside of ministry they enjoy spending time with their family, especially their grandkids! Greg is a grill master to his family and friends. They both love Northwoods recreational activities!

McKayla Steinhauer

Administrative Assistant

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McKayla Steinhauer was born and raised in the Spooner area. She moved away for college in 2016 and graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Unified Early Childhood (Special Ed and Regular Ed). It was in her final few years of college that she met and married her wonderful husband, Spencer Steinhauer. They soon felt the call of God to return to the Spooner area, to continue their growth in ministry and leadership. McKayla serves as the Administrative Assistant as well as on the Music Team. McKayla and Spencer are passionate to see God’s purpose unfold in their own lives, the church, and our community. They love to connect with people and nearly all things outdoors!

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