THE OASIS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
The Oasis is a church family that welcomes everyone for who they are!
No matter what your life story contains, regardless of your age or marital status (single - married - divorced or newly alone), come see us!
If you are searching for answers or running from life … new to church, coming back to church or looking for a church home … YOU are welcome here!
The Oasis is refreshing and encouraging. The Oasis is where you can share your story, life and experience family.
History of The Oasis Christian Fellowship
Oasis Christian Fellowship began in September, 2003 as an independent, non-denominational church. Our focus is a genuine desire to reach out to the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
The Oasis is a church family that welcomes everyone for who they are! Young or old, single, married, divorced or newly alone & ALL ARE welcome here!
Being a Bible scholar is not necessary! And & if you have doubts or questions about God & we understand! The Oasis is a place of refreshment! This is a place to visit & a place to develop real, honest and sincere relationships with people that you can trust & people that care!
The Oasis is a place where people share life experiences, burdens and victories! The Oasis is a place to experience and enjoy family unity! And ... the Oasis is a place to explore the relevance of God's Word!
Oasis Christian Fellowship is a WORD CHURCH!
Oasis started with a Tuesday night Bible study in a coffee house in Webster, NY called ... "Zamars!" Over 120 people crammed into this very small yet intimate space to share God's Word and fellowship of the saints! Of course ... the aroma of freshly brewed coffee added to our enjoyment!
The study grew steadily and before long we started a Saturday night Sabbath service at a local health club called King's Gym! The demand for Sunday services was close on the heels of that move and within a very short time the Lord opened doors for us to move into the Webster Community Center. Our very first service at the WCC was on Easter Sunday morning, 2004.
We believe completely in the Bible, the Word of God. We regularly teach from the Bible in expository form. We believe that the Bible contains the truth that will lead us into a Correct Relationship with Jesus Christ & Abundant Life here on earth & and Eternal Life with Him!
We have a fervent emphasis on worship here at Oasis Christian Fellowship! We believe that every Christian is called to live a life of worship and to frequently assemble with other believers to worship Our Lord Jesus Christ! In corporate worship, we grow individually as well as encourage our brothers and sisters to grow as well! We are musically minded and one of our objectives is to encourage musicians in their ministry of sharing the Gospel through music!
"Family" is one theme that you will hear repeatedly at Oasis. We believe that in the "microwave society" we live in ... that people need relationships that are rock solid! We believe that those relationships are found in a biblical family setting! As you get involved at Oasis Christian Fellowship ... we know that you will establish and grow in your relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ!
Evangelism! The sharing of the Gospel of Christ is our heart's desire! We came to know the life changing truths of Jesus, and in the same way, we want to share those same truths with others who are seeking His truths! With that in mind, we are extremely conscious of the influence music has in our culture! Encouraging "musicianaries" to go out with the "New Song" is a main focus at the Oasis!
We are truly grateful for what the Lord has already done and is doing in our midst. Our vision is to share the Word of God! We will share Christ through the teaching of His Word, by personal exhibition of His love and through music, television, the Internet and print media & whenever and wherever the Lord gives us the opportunity!
Our goal is that everyone that comes in contact with Oasis Christian Fellowship will be challenged and encouraged! Challenged to give their life to Jesus Christ and live for Him ... AND & Encouraged to know that God loves them and has an incredibly wonderful and fulfilling future for them!
Our Senior Pastor, Samme Palermo has been involved in ministry, serving as Director of The Living Rock Ministries since 1985. His background includes a course in Berean Studies achieved through Bethel Christian Training Institute and Elim Bible College. He completed a three-year discipleship through a Calvary Chapel church in the Rochester, NY area and was ordained in 1993. He served in leadership of that church beginning in 1990, and as a full-time Assistant Pastor from 1993 until August of 2003.
Currently, Pastor Samme serves on the Advisory Board of Kingdom Bound Ministries; the Board of Directors for the Miracles Through Music Foundation; President/CEO of HeirChex Ministries; Director of the CRRC and is a long time member of the Gospel Music Association.
In addition, Pastor Samme has hosted a syndicated TV program and currently hosts a weekly Christian music radio show while providing spiritual oversight and counsel to several other radio programs, Christian musicians, bands and record labels.
Come ... visit and be part of our family!
What We Believe
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created everything, upholds everything, and governs everything.
We believe in GOD the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, that He is God the son, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit; that Jesus died on the cross in fulfillment of prophecy to atone for the sin of the world. He is the only Lamb of God through whom we obtain forgiveness of our sin; apart from Him there is no other way to the Father.
We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His atoning death on the cross and resurrection from the dead on the third day, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and His visible return to earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired with out error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe that all are sinners by nature and choice, therefore under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and empowers for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: Baptism and the Communion.
We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers. We do not believe in regeneration through baptism. We believe that we are saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for the ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit and healing.
We believe in the personal, visible (second) Return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
We believe that there will be a time of great tribulation known as "Jacob's Trouble" when God will deal directly again with the nation Israel and before which time the rapture of church will be occur. We recognize the variety of opinions that exist within the Body of Christ concerning the timing of the rapture and prefer to let His Agape (love) prevail.