- About Us
Pastor Samuel R. Hashim was dramatically saved under the Apostolic ministry of Bishop Anthony D’Onofrio in March of 1979, after living and working in the war torn city of Beirut Lebanon. Following his graduation from Bethany College in 1977, with a degree in History and Political Science, and a minor in Economics, he attended American University in Washington D.C. to study International Business/Trade and Commerce, before going to The American University of Beirut to study Arabic.
Pastor Sam was ordained into full time ministry in August of 1982, along with the other Founding Elders of Upper Room Christian World Center. His passion is to see the Kingdom of God established in all areas of our culture and society, including government, business, education and the American family. He preaches and teaches with prophetic insight to empower individual believers to be more like Jesus, and to exercise the gifts of the spirit with compassion and dominion in the market place, and in their homes and local church for an authentic and relevant witness of Christianity to the world.
Along with Bishop D’Onofrio, Pastor Sam founded and oversees Upper Room Christian School, a New York State certified private Christian school, serving Kindergarten through 12th grades since 1981 with hundreds of Christian graduates advancing the Kingdom in their respective fields.
Pastor Sam is happily married with 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls, who are all in pursuit of the things of God. He and his wife Donna have 1 grandchild.