Welcome to Church on the Rise
We hope you’ll make a visit to Church on the Rise (COR) in person, so we can meet you and have an opportunity to worship God together. COR is a place where strangers become friends and friends become family! It is our goal to provide an atmosphere that will both challenge and enrich your walk with Christ, while making you and your family feel right at home. We believe God’s Word changes lives. And whether it’s a live video broadcast or in-person preaching, the transforming message of the Gospel is waiting to be experienced as you walk through the doors of Church on the Rise.
Church On The Rise
Church On The Rise is a Nondenominational Charismatic Christian Church based in Westlake, Ohio! It is one of the leading churches in the Greater Cleveland Area with nearly 1,000 people that call Church on the Rise their home church. The churches Family life Center seats 750 people and is 26,500 square feet and houses a full service Community Daycare/Preschool during the week.
Dr Paul and Pastor Patti Endrei founded Church on the Rise on Oct 24, 1993 with 52 people present in a house in Avon Lake, Ohio. Only three weeks after launching, the church had more than 80 people and needed to leave the home they were gathering in to begin worshipping at the Dwyer Community Center in Bay Village, Ohio where they met for 3 years! After outgrowing the Community Center they moved to Westlake High School where they held two services and purchased 18.8 acres of prime land at 3550 Crocker Road across the street from St Johns Hospital and just one mile south of Crocker Park one of the biggest shopping districts in the Greater Cleveland Area! The church grew rapidly through Dr Paul’s radio ministry ” Powerwalk with Pastor Paul” airing on WZLE back to back with Joyce Meyers as well as a television show having the same name!
The church’s vision from the beginning was to be a Church for the whole family specializing in children’s and youth ministry! The church has invested in raising up the next generation of Christ followers from the very first year when it hired a full time Children’s and Youth Pastor Jim Wilkes! Since opening the Crocker Campus the church invested over $3 million to build the Storm Youth Center under Youth Pastor Jeff Davidson’s leadership who grew the Youth Ministry to 175 teens! Today the 24,000 square foot Youth Center is utilized by Albert Einstein School during the week and the church on Sundays! A prophecy was given to the church at its inception saying that “Church On The Rise would not just be a local church move of God but a movement!” That prophecy came to fruition as the church planted over 3,000 churches in Africa starting with Dr Charles Blair in Ethiopia and then continuing in Uganda with Joseph Oyuki and is working with the same purpose today with Carole Ward with Favor of God Ministries in South Sudan!
Today Church on the Rise is lead by Sr Lead Pastor Patti Endrei and Co-Lead Pastor Jordan Endrei!
Church On The Rise believes that the Bible is completely inspired by God and it’s the churches basis of faith and practice! The church believes in the Holy Trinity represented by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and the Deity of Jesus Christ! Holy Communion is practiced the first Sunday of each month and Water Baptism by immersion happens at least 4 times a year! Discipleship is a part of the culture of Church On The Rise as Jesus said , “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19 The church is known for both it’s powerful and practical Bible Based Teaching! You can learn more about our teachings here: Church on the Rise and at the Church on the Rise blog.
Church Services & Ministries
Kids on the Rise Children’s Ministry (Ages Infants – 12)
Meets Sundays 9:30 & 11 AM
Elevate Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Meets Sundays 7 PM
Hour of Power Prayer Meeting
Meets Wednesday’s 7 PM
City Mission Feeding Ministry, Community Food Pantry, Haven Home, Hope House, Prison Ministry and over 30 ministries and outreaches!