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About us

Empower is an outreach of New Brighton Christian Assembly.

We designed this school to prepare emerging leaders for a life of dedicated Christian service. Our programs will build your faith, inspire your purpose, and grow your leadership skills.



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Student loan debt is suffocating the hopes and dreams of many young people. Empower is reasonably priced to ensure that you receive outstanding value for your investment.


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Times may have changed but some things never will. Our program is built upon enduring biblical principles that will challenge you, inspire you, and bring out the best in you.


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Empower offers a strategic combination of biblical instruction, character development, and ministry mentorship. You will learn more aboutGod and His plan for your life.


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We understand what it’s like to be busy. That’s why our program offers you an experiential learning environment that leaves room in your schedule for both work and play.


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We believe your future is too important just to play it safe earning a paycheck. Empower prepares you for a life of divine destiny, meaningful service, and powerful influence.


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You are blessed with unique gifts and talents to achieve a God-given purpose. With this in mind, your training is customized to fit your individual goals and aspirations.


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You deserve more than just a download of information. Empower places you under direct supervision of active leaders where you can develop and apply practical ministry skills.



Ordin Sligh

“Since coming to Empower I find it much easier to answer questions and discuss the Bible with people in my daily life.”


Sharon Bible

“Empower has encouraged me to pursue my vision of traveling the world and preaching the gospel.”


Fred HamiltoN

“As a businessman, I often look at return on investment. Empower has greatly exceeded my expectations.”

Sam DeMarco

Pastor Sam DeMarco serves as the Senior Pastor of New Brighton Christian Assembly. He is a graduate of Geneva College and holds a graduate degree in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University.  Pastor Sam’s experience includes various leadership roles within the church (with youth, worship, and pastoral ministry on the local, regional, and national levels), as well as a professional background in the marketplace. It’s Pastor Sam’s passion to impart into students, seeing them discover and live the call of God.

Pastor Sam and his wife Jill are happily married with two daughters, Alyssa and Gina.

John Merola

John Merola serves as the Director of EMPOWER – NBCA School of Ministry Director. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College. John has a wide range of ministry and leadership experience. He has authored several books, and offers an insightful and inspiring teaching perspective. John and his wife Lori are happily married with three sons.

Jill DeMarco

Jill DeMarco received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and began teaching right away. After 9 years of teaching music in public school, she became the Music Ministry Director at New Brighton Christian Assembly and has developed this area into a full Worship Arts Department. She loves to teach and stir up the creative gifts in people, including children and youth. She believes that our creative expressions come from our passions, joys & testimonies and we can offer them as worship to our great and loving God.

Frank Deltino

Frank Deltino attended Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, Northeast Bible Institute in Green Lane, PA, and graduated from Western PA Bible Institute in Butler, PA. Frank received a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Christian International in Santa Rosa, Florida. He also attended Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, studying towards a Masters Degree in Biblical Theology.

Frank taught Bible at Western PA Bible Institute. He has worked in the church extensively through the years in various capacities. He is presently Director of Care Ministry at New Brighton Christian Assembly. Frank has had his own successful business for the last 30 years as an accountant serving numerous businesses throughout the tri-state area. Frank has been married to his wife Lynn for 30 years, and together they have 2 adult children.

Empower School of Ministry

1810 Valley Ave
New Brighton, PA 15066


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(724) 846-8820