Dr. Clara Reed is the founder and Pastor of Upper Room Fellowship Ministries, a nondenominational ministry, located in her hometown of Belzoni, Mississippi. She accepted the call to the ministry in December 2000 and established Upper Room Fellowship Church in 2005, holding its first service on the 5th of July. Dr. Reed was ordained in December 2005 by the Ministers for Christ Assembly of Churches, Peoria, Arizona. She attended both Wesley Biblical Seminary and Trinity Theological Seminary, graduating August 3, 2013, with a Bachelor’s in Theology.
Dr. Reed’s ministry reaches out to the hurting people of her community. She is concerned about the spiritual, mental, social and physical wellbeing of those underserved – the poor, the addicts, the prostitutes, the ex-convicts, the unemployed, the uneducated, the sick, the lost, etc. She teaches them that there is hope in Jesus Christ, and, through his Grace and Mercy, there is a better life available for those who believe and are obedient.
Upper Room Fellowship holds Sunday Service, Monday Bible Study at 6pm, and Prayer Night Service on Wednesday at 6pm.
Join Sunday Services with Pastor Reed by calling the conference line, 1-214-997-0090, at 10am. Then, enter ID 6800079# and enter # again when prompted. The morning message will also be available on FaceBook Live at 10:30am.
Previous sermons are available online at https://www.facebook.com/upper.room.180.
Entering the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in 2021, Dr. Reed set up a local vaccination site in Belzoni. Free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccinations were offered to anyone age 12 years old and up by appointment. Thank you to all those who participated in this effort to get more Mississippians vaccinated against COVID-19.
In addition, 95% of Mid-Delta’s staff is fully vaccinated, and take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and their families during their home visits.
Education has always been a high priority to Dr. Reed. It’s painful to see lost young men and women, walking the streets, hanging out in storefronts, unable to see a clear future for themselves.
Determined to break the cycle, and following the God-given call to reach out to the youth of her hometown, Dr. Reed took action. She and other like-minded individuals contacted the Humphreys County School Superintendent and High School Principal Hodo to see what services they could provide to support and encourage our youth. A collaboration was formed, and an after-school tutorial program was born. Initial targets focused on the ninth graders of Humphreys County High School, a group that has transitioned out of middle school but not quite ready for the pressures of high school. Staffed by volunteers, including some Mid-Delta employees, the tutorial program gives students the opportunity to work on their studies in a healthy, safe environment with people concerned about them. Social activities are provided to support the students’ wellbeing and emotional growth, as well as nutritional snacks and physical activities to support the body.