View Memorial Service here:

Our Global Missions leadership and worldwide family is saddened with the passing of Sister Diane Howell, the precious wife of our general director, Brother Bruce Howell. Not only was Sister Howell a mother and grandmother to her beloved family she was freely shared with the world as a beloved “mom” to the Global Missions staff, leadership and UPCI missionary family. While loving those from every nation, the saints in El Salvador always remained special to her. We rejoice that she is free from pain, but we will miss her greatly. She has left tremendous shoes to fill. She loved. She believed. She cared. Her life was perpetually lived in putting others before herself.

One of our Global Missions board members expressed our sentiment so accurately.
“A missionary well known.

A smile well remembered.

A race well run.

A battle well fought.

A job well done.

A life well lived.

A lady well loved.”

Please join us as we celebrate her life:

St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
New Life St. Louis
11570 Mark Twain Lane
Bridgeton, MO
3:00 - 6:30 pm Reception and Visitation
7:00 pm Service

Jackson, MS

Thursday, August 8, 2019
First Pentecostal Church
5000 I-55 S
Jackson, MS
9:00 am Visitation
11:00 am Service

Each Celebration of Life for Sister Howell will be broadcast live at

In lieu of flowers the Diane Howell Memorial fund has been established, through Global Missions, United Pentecostal Church International World Headquarters, with proceeds being used for a special project in El Salvador. The account number is GMMFB.3080.2110.