Resources For You
Resources at church or local to help you reach your full potential in your life in Jesus.
Sunday Morning Service
A time of worship and biblical teaching to the glory of Christ the King!
The Oasis Counseling Center
We offer the hope of Christ to children, adolescents and families in need.
United Marriage Encounter
Nurturing one-man, one-woman marriages leading to stronger Christ-centered marriages and families.
Connect with Pastor Samme and Jeanie every week on our Facebook LIVE channel.
Our Sunday morning environment created specially for your little ones.
Our monthly gathering of men. Bring a friend. Yes, there is food!
Genuine men's fellowship with lots of hot coffee, great food, worship and biblical exhortation.
Our women's bible study in the spring and fall seasons, as well as various events throughout the year.
Gauntlet, like many words, has multiple meanings. In the context of medieval customs, it refers to a stout armored glove that protects the hand and wrist. Historically, when knights were confronted by an adversary, the Gauntlet was thrown down to present a challenge to either engage in battle, or submit one’s self to the adversary. To pick-up the Gauntlet meant that the challenge was accepted.
Today's culture declares that chivalry is dead. Insidious forces have raged war against what is traditionally considered to be a sense of common understanding and mutual respect within mankind. These interactions include the rolls of men and women, husbands and fathers, spiritual leaders, mentors, and/or public servants, or what it simply means to be a faithful friend. Numerous complex and rapidly changing factors have negatively caused the notion of retreat occurring in the hearts and souls of men. Many have disengaged and abdicated their purpose to bear God's image with confidence and strength. Unfortunately, ignorance, isolation, apathy, passivity, depression and anger characterize the lives of many men leading them down a path of self destructive behaviors and chronic addictions. These negative behaviors include; drug abuse, alcoholism and illicit sexual activities. Many silent, inward struggles which face men today can be traced to the simple fact they never acquired the affirmation of love from their fathers. Others have lost faith because they have been emasculated by religion.
The Gauntlet is a ministry organization for men, by men created to address the issues that plague men on a daily basis. We adhere to a “band of brothers” philosophy which encourages men to accept the challenge to reclaim what it is to be a real men. It is a support group of seriously committed guys who are brutally honest, transparent and confront personal issues and want to change. Accountability is expected. Confidentiality is sacred. What is discussed at The Gauntlet stays at the Gauntlet. Genuine fellowship is fostered with lots of hot coffee, great food, worship and biblical exhortation. Lives are being radically changed by the supernatural move of the Holy Spirit as men are accepting the challenge to live the abundant life offered through Jesus Christ.
The TORCH is our monthy gathering for men at The Oasis.
A place where men…can be men!
A place where guy talk becomes God talk!
A place for men to talk without being judged!
A group of men that support and encourage each other!
To Be All that God created them to be!
You are invited to join us for Prayer – Coffee – Fellowship – Snacks with Pastor Samme and Carl Priest
1st Saturday of every month. 10AM - 11AM
85 Donovan Street, Webster NY
Call or Text 585.670.6244
Pastor Samme Palermo on The 700 Club
Pastor Samme Palermo
CBN Transcript of 'Pastor Samme Palermo: Better Than A Buzz'
Samme Palermo: Better Than A Buzz
By Cynthia Savage
The 700 Club
CBN.com – Samme Palermo was in his 20s in the late '70s and already had his dream job as a disco DJ.
“There were a lot of brand new temptations," Samme tells The 700 Club. "And opportunities to capitalize on those temptations. I had power. I had influence. So, it was just one buzz after another.“
After years of being around the bar scene, his wife Jeanie made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ.
“I thought, Wow! This will be the greatest life of all. I can be the bar guy and Mr. Adventure at night. I’ve got a beautiful Christian wife at home that lets me get away with anything. This is fantastic!”
Jeanie recalls, “I hated it. I hated the two worlds. I didn’t think you could live in two worlds. I think your life should all be one world, just all good and serving God.”
For years, Jeanie patiently prayed for her husband.
“She knew that there was a battle waging for my soul between God and the devil," Samme says. "She knew the devil was winning.”
Early one morning he came home from a tough night at the bar and ended up on the couch to unwind. The 700 Club was on TV with Ben Kinchlow and Pat Robertson hosting.
Samme says, “Ben came on the screen and said that there was somebody that just came from work that had a bad day. That caught my attention. I started listening a little bit. They started discussing between the two of them a need to pray for this guy. I began to pray the prayer with them. I said, ‘Come on, God, give me the buzz.’ I was joking around. I was daring God. Nothing happened. I’m telling you, nothing.
“They finished praying and Ben said, 'The guy we were praying for didn’t get the buzz he was looking for. 'Wow. My heart stopped because that was my word. He said, ‘When you are serious, scream out the name of Jesus and He’ll save you. When you are serious.'”
In the days that followed, Samme’s pleasure-seeking lifestyle began to loose its appeal. He says, “I finally got to the point where there wasn’t enough cocaine and alcohol. There couldn’t be enough popularity or money or women or whatever. There’s just not enough to bring satisfaction.”
Two weeks later, Samme was driving home drunk when he almost collided with a car. He was shaken and pulled over into a parking lot.
“I believed in the existence of the devil, and I started screaming at the devil that he was ruining me, ruining my family. I couldn’t have control over anything that I was doing. Now he tried to kill me. The windows in my car appear to be like black glass. I felt the most horrendous evil presence coming at me from my steering wheel. It was coming for my soul. I remember what Ben said, and I screamed out, 'Jesus, Jesus, help me. Save me.’
“The very second I did that, I felt the buzz. The glass on my car began to fall away. The presence just left.”
Samme says his craving for drugs and alcohol instantly disappeared. He says, "The cocaine. Gone. Done. The speed. Flushed it. Everything was gone. That’s what God did.”
Jeanie began to notice the difference. She recalls, “His attitude began to change, and he wasn’t so obnoxious. His spirit became gentler.”
“I said, 'This family is going to church this morning.' Of course, Jeanie was like giddy,” Samme says.
In time, he put the bar scene behind him and began working in the church. Today, he is the pastor of Oasis Christian Fellowship in Webster, New York.
“If you don’t believe in miracles, then don’t believe in me. 'Cause I am one. There’s no way in the world. No way in the world that I would be here today if it wasn’t for the righteous and fervent prayer of a loving wife, “Samme says. “I’ve lived the lie. The only thing that I’ve found in my life that was satisfying and increases on a daily basis is my relationship with Jesus Christ. He loves me so much.”
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