Family Ministries - House of Prayer Church - Waterbury Connecticut


We build strong families, nurturing them spiritually, emotionally, financially and physically.

Strong families start with solid foundations. Here at House of Prayer Church our heart for families is that they become spiritually, emotionally, financially and physically whole! A place where families are championed to be all they can be in God. Where broken marriages can be restored and strengthened, prodigal sons and daughters be brought back to their loving heavenly Father and children are given a foundation for them to live out their God given destiny. Our mission to build strong families is our DNA and a big part of who we are. So whether you connect with us over food in a small group or by attending one of our ministries, we hope that House of Prayer Church can be a place for you and your family to grow!

Feeding The Lambs

Sundays 8:45-10:45am & 11am-12:45pm in the Main Building

We teach and nurture the Word of God to every child. We believe every child has a purpose and destiny in the Kingdom of God. It is known that even before the age of two, children know how they feel about God and the church. This is a house of prayer for all nations and for all ages. We desire to provide a warm and loving atmosphere for parents and their “little ones”.

Minister Lori Justice

HOP Kids

Sundays 9:00am & 11:15am in the Family Life Center

HOP Kids is a place for 7-12 year olds to experience God for themselves. There is a time for fellowship and fun with others coupled with Worship and Word time. We take seriously that it is the parent’s responsibility to train their children in the ways of the Lord. Our Children’s Ministry works in unity with the main sanctuary to provide the children with the same anointing and Word so that families can grow together in Christ.

HOP Kids will raise children to take on the call and anointing of God, express the identity of Christ and will move as the Holy Spirit moves. Fellowship (meet & greet) Activities includes arts & crafts, board games, bounce house, big slide, basketball, football and Worship Service.

Pastor Elias & Pastor Jessica Gonzalez

Girls Ministry

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in the Main Building

Our mission is to win girls to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance. To teach them to obey everything that Jesus commands us to do. Developing girls spiritually and mentally, and provide encouragement, support and accountability through lasting Christian relationship. To provide an environment for girls to develop their gifts and abilities and acquaint them with the great commission of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Minister Emily Marin

Royal Rangers

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in the Family Life Center

Royal Rangers is a mentoring program for future Godly men. We foster Christ like character formation and servant leadership development in grades kindergarten through eight. We do this with activities that focus on friendship, faith building, interactive learning, and service to others merit badge attainment in a fun environment.

Jose Olivo

Chosen Generation

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in the Family Life Center

Chosen Generation reaches young people of all nations from 13 to 18 years of age with the Love of God and the Word of God. We endeavor to teach today’s youth the uncompromising truth of God’s Word through worship, prayer, Biblical teaching application and by our example. We pray and believe through these methods, that this Chosen Generation will rise up in the authority given through Christ Jesus and expand God’s kingdom here in Waterbury and the uttermost parts of the earth.

Ismael Agosto
Thrive Young Adults Ministry - House of Prayer Church - Waterbury Connecticut

Thrive Young Adults Ministry

Last Tuesday of the Month 6:30-8pm in the Family Life Center

Here At Thrive Ministries we create an atmosphere where the young adults are excited about learning the Word of God; We meet weekly, encouraging one another to excitedly seek Christ in their every day lives. We equip the Young Adults with the Biblical knowledge needed to serve as effective witnesses to others and establish a team which will use the Word to communicate the message of Christ in creative ways on a regular basis.

Glory Bound Women's Ministry

Last Saturday of the month 9:30-11:30am in the Main Building

Glory Bound Women's Ministry would like to welcome all women to come and experience God's unfailing love, His Healing touch and to Shift your life. Our focus is to nurture and create an atmosphere through Worship, Bible based teachings, Interactive discussions and Fellowship to help with the spiritual growth in our church body. We also desire to reach out to other women from other churches and within our community. The core team of Glory Bound are Spirit filled dynamic Women of God and are excited to walk with all of you as we grow together in Christ and change our world. We are all atmosphere changers. Be Bold and Strong. Conquering and to Conquer.

Pastor Shelley Thompson
Mens Ministry - House of Prayer Church - Waterbury Connecticut
Mens Ministry - House of Prayer Church - Waterbury Connecticut

Men's Ministry

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 7-8:30pm in the Family Life Center

Our mission as men is to glorify God in all aspects of our lives by living Godly, being the spiritual leader of our families, to edify men and strengthen one another in the Lord. Our Men’s Ministry is dedicated to building strong, anointed and spiritually equipped men of God. We are committed to embracing the “total man’ and building up our brothers as it relates to the mind, body and soul. We plan spiritual building activities through out the year, such as men’s breakfasts, conferences, fishing trips, camping trips and many other fun activities. We also provide mentoring for young couples, and couples conferences to uplift and buildup marriages.

Mike Salvietti

Save Your Marriage

In this day and age thousands of marriages are in distress. There is so much pain and anguish and discouragement. Our counseling staff is here to help you to transform and restore your marriage. We want to help couples struggling with the very thought of divorce. There is another way. YES! Save your marriage. Take action today!

Small Groups

As First Assembly continues to grow larger, we are working to get smaller through our Small Groups. Small Groups are your source of friendship and support. They are your key to developing relationships with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues.

Small Groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. Groups meet once a week in homes, businesses, restaurants, or other locations throughout the city. The groups change and begin again three times a year, but you are free to join a group at any point throughout each session.

Leading a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location. Then attend our Small Group leadership training and we will give you essential tools to make your small group successful.