Pastor Derald Weber grew up under Pastor G.A. Mangun at the Pentecostals of Alexandria. He received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus’ name at age 10. He attended 2 years at Texas Bible College in Houston, Texas then graduated with a B.A. of Theology degree from Jackson College of Ministries in Jackson, Mississippi in 1984. Pastor Weber served as Children’s Minister and Assistant Youth Pastor for 1½ years at the First UPC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana under Pastor Curtis Young. After evangelizing for 6 months he served as Youth Minister for 2 years at King’s Temple UPC in Shreveport, Louisiana under Pastor Mike Hudspeth.