Steve Foss Ministries - The Upper Room Church
Our vision and our mission.
About the Upper Room:
The Upper Room was started when Pastor Steve Foss had an angelic encounter at 2am one morning in Oct. 2008. He received a divine call of God to start the church. With many supernatural confirmations that followed, Pastors Steve and Carrie Foss began to prepare for an Easter launch. They only knew a handful of people. Definitely not enough to start a church, but despite that they knew they had heard from God. With no guarantees and and deep faith in God, they stepped out, opening the doors of the Upper Room on April 12th, 2009.
The church has experienced amazing growth. By Dec. 2009 was running over 250 people.. The church started in a small room that seated 100 and within 4 months expanded to seat 250. After two more expansions, the latest being in February, 2011, the sanctuary now seats well over 500 and the church has grown to well over 750.
Quickly it became apparent to all that God's hand was sovereignly on this new church plant. The power and presence of God has been so strong. Many people have been healed, especially those who have formally been wounded by other churches. Many others have experienced physical healings, been delivered from all kinds of bondages, others getting saved and set on fire for the Lord, there has been a true revival sweeping the church.
You can get more information about the Upper Room at http://www.UpperRoomDFW.com
About Steve Foss:
Steve Foss is a carrier of revival fire and travels the nations of the world seeing multitudes changed by the power of God's presence. Through the Holy Spirit, he is impacting this next generation through the Word of God with signs and wonders following. God has graced him with a unique gift of wisdom that allows him to operate in apostolic and prophetic anointings. This grace is helping to lead the body of Christ back to a restoration of her foundations.
His passions are to prepare the church so that God's glory may once again fill His temple and to raise a prophetic army that will gather the harvest.
Surrounded by a poverty-filled lifestyle, Steve, at a young age, became involved in drugs and alcohol. His addictions were so strong that he was even stealing and dealing to pay for them. At age 17, during his senior year of high school, the school called his mother and asked her to drop him out or else he would be permanently expelled. He continued deeper into drugs, alcohol, and partying and in January of 1986, almost had a nervous breakdown.
Steve decided to go back to school. On May 2, 1986 during a college campus revival, he gave his heart to Jesus and was instantly delivered from five years of drug addiction. God completely took the desire for those things out of his heart forever.
Two days later Steve had another miraculous encounter with God. While on his knees praying, God spoke to Steve and said, "I have called you to preach my gospel..." Steve said, "Yes Lord, I will." He was then gloriously, baptized in the Holy Spirit and no one was even praying for him, he simply began to speak in other tongues. Things were moving quickly because God had a plan and a purpose for Steve's life.
Steve began to passionately seek God by studying His Word and praying daily for hours. Step by step , God began to lead and teach him. In 1988, he held his first Bible study and after only 17 months, Steve saw over 500 people answer the altar calls. After that, he started five more campus outreaches touching over 120 youth every week.
In 1990, God opened the door for Steve to help create Young Warriors, a very successful ministry under Morris Cerullo World Evangelism. By 1993, he began traveling internationally and saw God work tremendously. He has ministered to millions and has seen multitudes saved and even more baptized in the Holy Spirit around the world. More than 160,000 people have now completed his discipleship course. God has used Steve to train over 80,000 pastors and leaders in various schools of ministry from more than 70 nations.
Steve now leads The Upper Room Church, a congregation of over 750 in Fort Worth, Texas, and is seen as one of the fresh prophetic voices calling the church back to it's roots. As a revivalist, Steve has lead 2 long term revivals, one lasting 25 months in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Many testify that they have the strongest encounters with God in their live while attending meetings with Pastor Steve.
Pastor Steve and his family currently reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and pastor The Upper Room Church in North Fort Worth. Pastor Steve continues to travel to the nations of the world, bringing the Gospel of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to the multitudes.