URBAN PUBLISHING HOUSE
1. a person or thing of great energy, strength, or power.
2. a source of influence or inspiration
3. one having great power
4. one having great drive, energy, or ability
A PREACHING IMPACT
Our founder Derrick I. Temple, Sr. is a God-called preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who has been preaching for over 36 years. He is also the founding pastor of Urban Christian Church of Oxnard, California. Dr. Temple also has an earned doctoral degree in theology, and he is the product of a rich preaching dynasty in his family. Because he is a preacher, one of his main passions is for preachers, especially "The Black Preacher." His goal is for UPH to help preserve and publish the works of Black Preachers through Urban Publishing House, LLC. In addition, he pastors a multicultural church in Oxnard, California, and he has a burden for publishing the works of preachers and people of all ethnicities.
A BUSINESS IMPACT
Derrick also has an earned MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the University of Phoenix. There he learned problem-solving models that turn problems into opportunities. His major innovations in business are effective strategic planning and implementation, customer service relationships, the true essence of marketing, product quality, and affordable services.
A SOCIAL IMPACT
Derrick has a deep concern for healing the ills of urban communities and families, economic empowerment for the disenfranchised, and being a voice for those who need to be heard. His passion for "The House" is that it is a "voice" to our community through several avenues:
1. The publishing of works by authors regardless of ethnicity who have a robust social impact message in their writings.
2. Urban Publishing House, itself, being a powerhouse that helps bring about social change, especially racial injustices.
3. Urban Publishing House, being the first Black publishing company on such a specialized social and spiritual level.
Thus, UPH is a voice of hope to our urban cities and our dying world.
A REVITALIZATION IMPACT
Derrick is also the founder of Legacy Ministries Association, Inc. a subsidiary ministry of Urban Publishing House. For more, please visit
DERRICK I. TEMPLE, SR.
Founder - Managing Member
While many authors write with joy, I usually write with a great burden that God places upon my heart that is not removed until I obey His summons to write. Thus, under divine obligation, this new release deals from a deep exegetical point of view, principles for thriving in today's church decline. Churches across America are declining at a phenomenal rate. This book will bless many pastors, members of churches, and even those who are dedicated to the social and spiritual welfare of our country and world.
AUTHOR: DERRICK I. TEMPLE, SR. - PHD/MBA
FOREWORD: REV. DR. DONALD L. PARSON
Newest Edition - Bonus Content
The 3rd Edition
Two New Chapters!
1. The Pastor and His Seed - The Perils of PKs (Preachers' Kids).
2. The Pastor and His Feet - Stylistic Versus Supernatural Preaching
The 3rd Edition
This latest and 3rd Edition has updated material since the COVID crisis and rapid decline of churches.
The 3rd Edition
The previous Revised Edition, consisting of two volumes in one book is now condensed to one volume for easier and faster reading.
The 3rd Edition
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THE APOSTASY OF AMERICA
A Biblical Examination of Our Nation's Defect from God
The Apostasy of America is a response to our nation's defection from God from a Christian and biblical point of view. In this work, the author provides a detailed biblical analysis of the practices and policies that will be judged by God in the eschatological period of the coming of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When it appears as though we strive in some form to be one nation under God, we are in fact, one nation under many gods. The author gives a bold declaration of the warnings to follow from the heart of God for our nation to repent and return to God before it is everlasting too late.
The Apostasy of America
What's Wrong with America?
In this work, Derrick deals with our nation's decline from a biblical perspective. Important that many are ill-informed of are addressed with clarity as we face a period of challenges that can be turned into rich opportunities.
FATHER'S DAY RELEASE
In My Father's House - A Black Father and A Black Son
In My Father's House is a true story of the life of our founder under his father's parentage. This short but powerful book not only describes the life lessons that helped shape Derrick into the man he is today, but it also demonstrates timeless truths regarding racism and the recovery of father-son relationships.
IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE
A Black Father and a Black Son
Grassroots Conversation Between Founder of UPH-Derrick I. Temple, Sr., and UPH Social Awareness Advisor and Founder of BBMG-Raphael Bemporad
"THE DELTA STORM"
It's Not Over! - "New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows EG.5 accounts for 17.3 percent of COVID infections, while XBB.1.16 is responsible for 15.6 percent of cases. An alphabet soup of other omicron variant spinoffs make up the rest of current infections." - https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2023/eris-eg5-new-covid-variant.
Making the Last Days Your Best Days - Including Bonus Chapter: The Delta Storm!