Jay and Gina Oh

Jay and Gina Oh

Upward Church – New Hyde Park, NY

About the Planter

When I began my full-time ministry as a pastor of education and young adults in Chicago, I was single. When I planted a church 9 years ago, I was married with two children. Now we are once again getting ready to plant another church on Long Island and Gina and I are blessed with 4 children. Wow! A family of six!

No doubt it will be a challenge to start a church while raising a young family. However my motivation comes from what I have witnessed firsthand. Many lives have changed by the power of the gospel. Those same people grow and walk with Jesus everyday and help others reach their God-given potential.

About the Church/Area

Why We Exist

We believe Jesus desires everyone to live in true freedom. This requires change in every aspect of one’s life. It is our desire to see everyone live in freedom found in Jesus. We are here to help you experience that freedom by offering hope for the future, providing healing for new way of life and creating hunger for righteousness!

Why Nassau County

Nassau County is strategically located at the heart of Long Island, neighboring Queens and Suffolk County.

Long Island boasts the top 25% of wealth in the country and is the most populated island in the nation with an estimated population of 7.7 million. Yet, it is one of the loneliest and the most stressful places to live as well as least reached area with 1.5% evangelicals.

There is only one solution to this dilemma – freedom that comes in the name of Jesus! Jesus is the only hope for the people of Long Island.

How to Get Involved

  • That we don’t neglect to commune with God and to love our wives and families in these busy times.
  • For wisdom in the building stages of the church as we choose leaders.
  • That the building would not distract us from our mission to spread the gospel.
  • Share this church plant with people you know
  • Visit our beautiful city in small teams while being intentional about living the gospel.
  • Send teams to help prayerwalk and do mission work.
  • Give to the Co-operative program and the Annie Armstrong offering.
  • Consider making a financial gift directly to the church plant.

There are numerous ways to help a church plant, including some not listed on this website. Please contact us for more information about how to help this planter. Please refer to NAMB’s website for the official policy statement concerning providing for church plants.