A.B.L.E. is dedicated to assisting the Special Needs and Disabled populations within the church and the community. It begins with open hearts, open minds, and love by pastors, ministers, and congregations.


A.B.L.E. offers

  • Advice from professionals and individuals in the field of Special Needs and Disabilities.
  • Assistance with setting up inspirational monthly prayer and support groups.
  • Assistance with setting up a twelve-week support group program.
  • Ongoing support to pastors, ministers, and churches.


Our Mission:  Through Accepting, Believing, Loving, Embracing, we are made into stronger, wiser, and kinder people.


A.B.L.E. Ministry is a positive program which allows people with similar experiences and emotions to gather together and support one another. These prayer and support groups are designed to guide the members through a personal journey of self-realization, understanding, and healing. It is based on godly principles and biblical truths.


A.B.L.E. Ministry is committed to increasing awareness about disabilities in the community, the church, and the world. With education comes a responsibility to meet the needs of those around us and provide the best information possible for those with special needs and disabilities, as well as their siblings and caregivers.


A.B.L.E. Ministry is dedicated to helping pastors and local churches train staff and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of those entrusted to their care. Everyone needs to be embraced, celebrated, and loved. God has set each individual with a purpose. Let us not fall short of accomplishing God's design for our lives.


We do not have an easy task, but as long as we put and trust in God, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

A.B.L.E. Director: Denise Wynn


For further information, email ladies@upci.org or call 314-373-4412.


Illinois District Ladies Ministries is a division of the United Pentecostal Church International Ladies Ministries

Kathern Upchurch, President  -15496 N. Lakeview Drive -Effingham, IL 62401 - (217) 868-2365

Rhonda Burk, Secretary - 404 Spencer Street - Belthalto, IL 62010 - (618) 377-3853