Bishop Mike Hudspeth was born on November 27, 1945 to Pastor H.P and Marjorie Hudspeth; in Minden, LA. Later, he was raised in Hope, AR, and Hennepin, OK. After high school graduation in OK, he enrolled into Texas Bible College in Houston, TX where he surrendered to God’s Call to preach the Gospel. During those years at TBC, he attended Life Tabernacle in Houston, TX, serving as Pastor’s Assistant to Pastor James L. Kilgore. It was also during this time that he met Glenda Albritton, a TBC student from Baton Rouge, LA. Shortly after leaving Houston to become a full-time evangelist, Brother Hudspeth proposed marriage to Sister Glenda. She accepted, and after he evangelized for several months as a single evangelist, they were united in marriage, at her home church, the First Pentecostal Church in Baton Rouge, on Oct 6, 1967. For the next few years the Hudspeth’s became well-known evangelists throughout the constituency of the UPC. During their evangelistic days, they recorded four record albums.
In May of 1972, Bro. & Sis. Hudspeth were elected to pastor the UPC of Shreveport, LA, which is now known as King’s Temple UPCI. The Hudspeths are still serving in that capacity.
In 1976, Pastor Hudspeth became the founding- father and president of Kingston Christian Academy, a ministry of King’s Temple.
Under Pastor Hudspeth’s leadership the church experienced outstanding growth, which necessitated the building of a new church facility at a new location, 8951 Kingston Road, which is our current location.
The ministry of Pastor Mike Hudspeth has not been limited just to King’s Temple. Throughout the years he has been regarded as a visionary revivalist. Not only is he a preacher, but also a writer, song-writer, musician, and singer. Over the years he has preached in Youth Camps, Camp Meetings, as well as General Conference, and other special meetings. Overseas, he has ministered in Kenya, Ethiopia, Israel, Chile, Brazil, Uraguay, France, and Belgium. He has served on various committees for the UPCI, both on national and district levels. In March of 2005 he was elected Presbyter for Section 11 of the Louisiana District UPCI. He is currently still serving in that office.
On April 14, 2013, King's Temple elected Senior Pastor Michael Hudspeth as Bishop effective upon his retirement as Senior Pastor on December 31, 2013. In addition, King's Temple elected Rev Damon and Tammy Magee, at the recommendation of the church board and Sr Pastor Michael Hudspeth, to become Senior Pastor of King's Temple effective January 1, 2014. We are excited about what the Lord has in store for King's Temple and the greater Shreveport metro area in the years to come.