Who We Are
Loving God. Loving People.
At Victory Baptist Church, we are committed to reaching up to god and reaching out to people.
As we talk to people every single day, we have found that most people are always missing something - whether it is a void in their life, a constant struggle, or a lack of fulfillment - in one word, the thing they are missing is victory. We are aware that no matter what walk of life you come from, there is a constant battle to experience this victory in your marriage, with your kids, with your finances, and with life in general. We too, know what it is like for God to pick us up, dust us off, and put us on our feet again.
We are emphatic about the principle that no one should have to do life alone, and at Victory you will find you are not just a number but a person who is loved. We want to invite you to visit and experience the difference a great church can make in your life. Join us for one of our services where you will find a friendly welcome, an encouraging atmosphere, and an amazing experience for every age.
The History of Victory
Victory Baptist Church was founded in 1975 by Dr. R. Larry Brown and his wife, Diane, in the living room of their home. Over forty-five years since, those nine members have grown to a membership of 4,000. Following Dr. Brown’s leadership, on September 8, 2019, Pastor CT Townsend became the Pastor of Victory Baptist Church. With gratitude and excitement, Pastor CT and the church family are anticipating that the Best Is Yet to Come!
Victory: A Promise for Life
Today, with more than 4,000 members, Victory Baptist Church is the embodiment of the Great Commission. The church serves men, women, children, and people of all ages in our area and continues to build upon ministries that reach our community with the life-changing Gospel of Christ. Countless lives are being impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community, our nation, and the world. Today, Victory is a thriving ministry with the simple mission and passion of reaching up to God and out to people.
What We Believe
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. We believe that the Authorized Version - King James Bible is the preserved, infallible Word of God for the English speaking people.
2 Timothy 2:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6-7
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost; and that these three are one God.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19
The Person And Work of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came into the world that He might manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the Redeemer of a lost world. To this end, He was born of the Virgin Mary, received a human body and a sinless human nature without ceasing to be God.
Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1, 14, 18; Hebrews 4:15; Philippians 2:5-11
We believe that, in infinite love for the lost, He voluntarily accepted His Father’s will and became the divinely provided sacrificial Lamb and took away the sins of the world.
Romans 3:25-31; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 10:5-14
We believe He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died and that His resurrected body is the pattern of the body which ultimately will be given to all believers.
John 20:20; Philippians 3:20-21
We believe that on departing earth, He was accepted by His Father and that His acceptance is a final assurance to us that His redeeming work was perfectly accomplished.
We believe that He became head over all things to the church, which is His body, and in this ministry He does not cease to intercede and to be an advocate for the saved.
Luke 1:35; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3; Ephesians 1:23; Philippians 2:6-8; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1-2
The Holy Ghost
We believe that the Holy Ghost, the Third Person of the Trinity, dwells in every believer immediately upon placing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that God provides, through the Holy Ghost, power to live the Christian life.
Romans 5:5; 8:1-9; Galatians 5:16-25
We believe that every believer receives grace from God in the form of a spiritual gift, which enables him to function as a member of the body of Christ.
Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:7
We believe that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again spiritually, and that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith and acceptance of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God at Calvary. We believe, also, that our redemption has been accomplished by the grace of God, an unmerited gift, given in love by God and not the result of any human works.
John 3:17-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Romans 4:4-5
We believe that the message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved is to make Christ known to the whole world and that this is the purpose of the church through the individuals within it.
Matthew 28:18-19; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
We believe that local churches, such as Victory Baptist Church, gather together for practical instruction in the scriptures, for fellowship with God and with other believers, and for corporate witness to the unsaved world. Our common spiritual goal is to be like Christ and to fulfill the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:13-16
The Rapture And The Second Coming Of Christ
We believe that a future period of great tribulation on the earth will be climaxed by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth as He went in person in the clouds with power and great glory to establish His millennial kingdom. But prior to this tribulation, we believe there will be the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air to receive to Himself into Heaven both His own who are alive and remain until His coming and also all who have died in Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 3:10
Sin and Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Saviour. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross can a man be eternally delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire.
Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14
Responsibility Of Believers
We believe that all believers should seek to walk by the Spirit, separating themselves from worldly practices and witnessing by life and by word the truths of the Holy Scripture.
Romans 12; Galatians 5:16, 25; 2 Corinthians 5:9-17
We believe that all believers will be judged at the judgment seat of Christ and rewarded based on their faithful obedience to Him in this life.
What does it mean to follow Jesus?
Jesus wants a relationship with you. No matter who you are or what you've done, Jesus came to earth to save you. He loves you unconditionally and He came to give you victory over sin, shame, and guilt.