UPPER ROOM MINISTRIES
4009 Elmwood, Austintown, Ohio
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Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
At Upper Room Ministries we love to teach others about God's love for them! Our goal is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and then lead them into a life of abiding in the Word of God.
We believe that there is only one way to heaven and that is Jesus Christ. He paid the price for our sin by dying on the cross in our place. Receive what Christ did for you! Accept His payment for your sin!
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God, & are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one & only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," & believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe & are justified, & it is with your mouth that you confess & are saved.
Upper Room Ministries is blessed with Pastors who love the Word of God and their desire is to share that Word.
Jeremiah 3:15 NIV
Then I will give you shepherds
after My own heart,
who will lead you
with knowledge and understanding.
Senior Pastor: Steve Zawilinsky
"Being a Pastor is not something you just decide to be. It kind of reminds me of what Jesus said, 'No man can come to Me unless the Father draws him.' In the same way, unless God the Father draws you into the ministry, you are just a hireling. A hireling doesn’t care for the people the same way a pastor does. A pastor should be a man after God’s own heart which causes him to love his people the same way God does. A pastor should desire two things; first, the desire to love God with all his heart; and second, the desire to lead his people to God. A Pastor needs to lead by example. A pastor will be many different things with many different titles but he will become what the word shepherd truly means…. Simply Helping Each Person – Hoping Everyone Really Desires Salvation."
1 Peter 5:2-3 NIV
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
Jeremiah 23:4 NIV
I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the LORD.
2 Timothy 2:2 NIV
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Assoc. Pastor: Christopher White
"I really love to preach the Word of God. To teach others about who they are in Christ. To see someone become the person God created and designed them to be. To see someone overcome in their life and to walk in our God given victory.
God has shown me that it truly is His kindness that leads us to repentance, that draws us to Him. How much He loves us and how much He has in store for us. I want to know and want to share God's love that we need to make us whole."
Assoc. Pastor Joseph Cappitte
Pastor Eddie Pesa
Our services are:
SUNDAY - 10:30 am Adult Sunday School
11:30 am Morning Service
TUESDAY - 6 PM Bible Study
WEDNESDAY - 6 PM Adult Bible Study
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
We have an Adult Sunday School at Upper Room Ministries and we study the Word of God because we believe that it is our live. We study the Hebrew language to learn more and dig deeper into the Word. We do in-depth studies and we learn from eachother.
Psalms 119:114,119 MSG
You're my place of quiet retreat; I wait for Your Word to renew me...therefore I lovingly embrace everything You say.
STEPHANIE WHITE -
Adult Sunday School Teacher
"I love to teach the Word of God because I know that it is LIFE to all who read it! I know from experience. I used to read the Word as a law book and I was miserable; now I read it as the love letter that it is and it has changed me and it continues to change me from the inside out. I am passionate about sharing this with others!"
Romans 8:32 KJV
He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
At Upper Room Ministries we have an awesome and talented praise band! Their hearts are for worship and it shows! We are so blessed with each one of them!
Psalms 95:1-3 AMP
O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation! Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
CRYSTAL LORDI - Worship Leader
It is such a blessing to be able to help people draw close to God through music! The people that God has brought together to form this band are amazingly talented and each of them has a desire to use their gifts to honor Him. I always have been extremely moved by music. God is constantly speaking to me through whatever music I am listening to. Music can make you cry or make you laugh. It can make you angry or joyful. IT HAS REAL POWER! I pray that God will always rule in the music we bring to our congregation. I feel that God is working in a big way in our church. We are small but MIGHTY. HOSANNA!! (Praise God for what is to come!)
AMBER LATANZI - Pianist
TOM COSTARELL - Bass
JOSH LATANZI - Drums
For me, being in the praise band is definitely a blessing from above. Not only am I doing what I love to do, but I'm doing it to give back to God from all He has done for me. It is a gift from Him, and I am glad I found it to put it to use. Secondly, I love helping other people worship and prepare their hearts. Being the drummer, sometimes it can be difficult, just because of different opinions people have about drums in church. If this is what you were called to do, then it's all for God's glory.
"Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!"
- Psalms 150:5
RONNIE CABLE - Lead Guitar
My name is Ron Cable. I am the guitar player for The Upper Room Ministries Praise Band. I have always wanted to be a part of a musical group that was dedicated to what they did. When I was fifteen, I received my first guitar for Christmas and never looked back. The musical gift that God has given to me is a real blessing, and it has opened so many doors around me. The members of The Upper Room Ministries Church have always supported me and I am very grateful to have them in my life. Thank You.
UPPER ROOM KIDS!!
Kids are so important at Upper Room Ministries! We love our kids! Our goal is to teach them and train them up in the ways of the Lord! We have an excellent group of people teaching our children.
"As for Me, this is My covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from children’s mouths, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever," says the LORD.
- Jill teaches our teen class every Sunday morning and she also works with the Kingdom Kids every Wednesday.
"They call me 'the Pastor's wife.' I prefer to be called 'friend.' I wear many hats as the Pastor's wife but they can all fit into one description, 'friend.' A friend is there to lend an ear. A friend is there to help in a time of need. A friend is a prayer warrior. God's Word is her advice. A friend loves at all times -- (Prov. 17:17). I love being the Pastor's wife of our church. Because I am the 'Pastor's wife', I have been abundantly blessed with the best of friends!! Many thanks to my friends......."
"I absolutely love teaching the children of our church!! I love each and everyone of them!! They are each so uniquely gifted. I see compassion, unconditional love, & creativity flowing from them. Many times I find they are actually the ones teaching me. My goal is to ground them in the Word of God and to show them how they can experience 'Heaven on Earth' which can only be found in the Word of God. Our church is so blessed to have our children! They are our next church!!"
Our nursery workers are also wonderful! They love the children and they take great care of them!
Our kids are the best! They know why God made them - because He loves them! They are some of the sweetest you will find anywhere!