Welcome to The Better Place

Equipping the Church to be a House of Prayer for the Nations, Refreshing Sabbatical Experiences for Pastors, and Networking the Church for Transformational Revival

Come on in.
  Let all of your distractions fall off.
    Sit down and relax in the glow of Jesus' love.


One day Jesus was visiting in the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus in Bethany. Mary was sitting with Jesus, listening to what he had to say. Martha was distracted with all that she had to do. Finally, in a fit of frustration, Martha complained to Jesus that Mary was not helping her. Jesus responded, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things…. Mary has chosen what is better.” (NIV)

Sometimes we just need to drop all of the distractions and spend time doing nothing but listening to Jesus. Such a time is called Sabbath. We need Sabbath so we can grow to recognize the voice of God even when we are busy and distracted. We need Sabbath so we can know God’s peace. We need Sabbath so we can grow to know better who we are in Jesus. – Sabbath is a cleansing time, a healing time and a time to grow spiritually.

We do not speak of A better place, as if there is more than one better place. There is only one better place and that is at the feet of Jesus. Therefore, we call this ministry THE Better Place.

The Better Place is currently in the process of development. Once the campus has been built it will be a place where you can come for a personal retreat, a small group retreat or a church retreat. You will also want to keep an eye on this site for news of upcoming workshops, seminars and other spiritual renewal experiences.


To equip the Church in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario to be a house of prayer for the nations.

To serve as a place where pastors and other ministry leaders can partake of Sabbatical experiences that will result in their being renewed in spirit, soul, and body.

To provide leadership to network the Body of Christ for the purpose of receiving the promise of Second Chronicles 7:14.

This ministry is here for all of God’s people as well as for the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers who serve to equip us all for ministry.
We hope to see you soon at The Better Place.


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Watch and pray for these events that are sponsored and facilatated by The Better Place

  • January 17 and monthly, -“Business Church” \\
    3rd Friday of every month at noon in the café at the Gateway Center, 31 Water St. in Jamestown.
  • January 27 and twice more, – “Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity” at the Fluvanna Community Church with speaker James Quattrone.
    March 24th at the Healing Word Ministries Church of God.
    May 19th. It will be hosted by Christ-Frist UMC – Buffalo St. at Lakeview, Jamestown – 8:00-10:00 am. Contact Jamie Sposato at 716/338-5966 or Sposato@windstream.net
  • February 28, and May 09, [and August 15, AND November 14],

    Concerts of Prayer Contact Tom Calzone at 716/640-7162 or tjcalzone@hotmail.com for more information
  • March 23 – “Eight Mountains Gathering.” 9:00 to noon at the Park Church, 49 Sinclair Drive in Sinclairville, NY. Contact Nate Bailey 716/397-7196, n.bailey.phd@gmail.com
  • March 29 – The fifth annual One in Christ Holy Week Gathering. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Reg Lena Center for the Arts in Jamestown.
  • April 14 and monthly – “Women of EnCOURAGEment”
    8:30-10:30, at Christ Church LCMC in Greenhurst. Contact Nina Bell at 716/450-1501 or abbabiz@hotmail.com.
  • April 18John Tibbs and Dave Pettigrew in concert at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. 3rd. St., Jamestown, NY., 6:00 p.m. Call Heleena at 716/489-4657
  • May 3 – “National Day of Prayer” – at Tracy Plaza in front of City Hall in Jamestown at noon. Details of this year’s gathering will be found at www.thebetterplace.org
  • August 09-10 Global Leadership Summit Simulcast hosted locally by Hillcrest Baptist Church. Contact the church at 716/483-3331 for information..
  • August 19 Walk for Life, See COMING EVENTS for complete information.
  • October 19-20 Agape Prayer Ministry School. contact Carly Moore at 814/688-1760 or mycdjam@yahoo.com

    For complete info on these and more events got to the COMING EVENTS page.


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