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Bishop Elwin Marvin Urquhart Scholarship
for Theological Studies


Bishop Elwin Marvin Urquhart

Bishop Elwin Marvin Urquhart was the assistant Pastor and Pastor of Holy Temple Holiness Church of Philadelphia, PA, April 1986 to November 2005 when he died at the age of forty-eight.

He was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University and his Master of Education from Kutztown University. He completed his theological studies at the Jameson Bible Institute and Northeastern Theological Seminary. He posthumously was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops.
Bishop Urquhart was an educator, prolific preacher/teacher, family man, and spiritual leader.

At the first Urquhart Memorial Foundation (UMF) Scholarship ceremony held at his church, Bishop Urquhart and the Holy Temple Board of Trustees provided an additional $200.00 per recipient in financial aid.

This scholarship is dedicated in honor of his life and ministry. It is awarded annually to eligible young men and women aspiring to roles of spiritual leadership after completion of theological studies at eligible institutions.


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