Here at Victory Church we truly are a family, and we have a place for everyone. We are passionate about the Lord and about people. Our heart is to truly see you grow in every area of your life; and therefore, we strive to teach Biblical truth in all aspects of Victory Church. Come check us out! We would love for you to join the family.
In the summer of 1986, Mike and Jeanne Ware left Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and moved to Colorado with a vision to plant a church in the Denver area that would reach people of all ages and ethnic groups for Christ. On August 31, 1986, Victory Church held its first church service at Front Range Community College. There was only one woman with two children who came. Despite these humble beginnings, within two months the church grew large enough to start supporting itself. People were coming to Christ, and Pastor Mike was baptizing new believers in the college swimming pool!
By the fall of 1988, Victory had outgrown the community college and moved to Lake Arbor Business Center, where the church had its own space and no longer had to set up and tear down for services each week. This also gave Victory some much needed office space to work in, and the church was able to hire its first full-time staff person: a church secretary. The church continued to steadily grow over the next two years until it began to outgrow that facility as well.
In October of 1990, Victory moved into a foreclosed church building on Yates Street. This larger facility allowed the church to expand many of its ministries, and the church really began to grow and flourish. In 1992, Pastor Gary Washington launched the small group cell ministry, providing connection and discipleship that the church hadn’t had before. Victory became even more active in community outreach, providing volunteers for the Westminster Fair, launching the church Childcare Center, and starting the annual North Metro Day of Prayer.
In 1993, Victory Church hosted its first drama production of “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” and over ten nights more than 2,000 people came to Christ! The church was also heavily involved in missions, sending out teams to Guatemala, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Russia and Peru. As the church continued to thrive, space became tighter in the Yates building. When the church had to expand to three Sunday morning services, it was time to move to a larger facility.
In 1998, Victory purchased 20 acres of land near Sheridan and 120th and began building a new church building in the fall of 2001. On December 15, 2002, Victory held its first church service in the new facility. This new facility allowed the church to continue community outreach, to begin having the annual Christmas Eve service, and to launch the Men’s and Women’s Encounters. The church continued to be involved in missions, sending teams to Indonesia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Honduras and Scotland, as well as local outreaches with WOW Jams and disaster relief trips to New Orleans and Alabama.
Over the last 25 years, God has been faithful to the original vision that He set in the hearts of Mike and Jeanne by growing the church from one woman and her two children to a family of believers of all ages and ethnic groups, now several thousand strong. We look forward to all that God has in store for Victory Church in the future.
Reverend Roy Stockstill: Bethany World Prayer Center - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pastor Larry Stockstill: Bethany World Prayer Center - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pastor Rod Aguillard: Reserve Christian Fellowship - Reserve, Louisiana
Reverend Jim Clark: Gulf States Pastors Association - New Roads, Louisiana
Board of Trustees
Having a clear vision of where you are going is one of the most important things in life. Vision gives your life purpose and makes it meaningful. Without vision we live insignificantly and without expectation. Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Vision from the Lord is what directs your destiny. Our church has a vision and a destiny.
One Word describes Victory Vision 2015: “Grow.” We believe healthy things grow naturally, and that includes churches! Healthy churches will experience this in two areas: spiritual growth and numerical growth. Having vision is like having a road map. It keeps you focused, pointed in the right direction and moving toward your destination. God expects His church to grow in numbers. That means we must do all we can to reach people for Christ, connect to unchurched people to reconnect them to the Lord. It is about winning the lost, not shifting the saved. We are obligated to build and grow the Kingdom of God. We call that “GROWING OUT.” God expects His people to grow spiritually. That means we must do all we can to become spiritually mature, discerning, confident, walking with faith and becoming more like Christ each day. We call that “GROWING UP.” The best way to describe our five-year vision is to say we are “growing up and growing out.”
God has a plan for you, a place for you and a purpose for your life. He wants you complete as a Christian. It all begins when you are willing to “grow upward and outward.” If you were growing upward and outward what would that look like? What would a person look like? What words would you use to describe him or her? The Bible paints a picture of what a complete Christian looks like. There are seven attributes that identify someone like that. We are calling them “Vic and Vicky Church.” They have seven active areas in their lives that demonstrate upward and outward growth and maturity. Our goal is to help every person to be a complete Christian. We want everyone to become a “Vic and Vicky Church.” The seven attributes are: saved, spirit-filled, self-grower, giver, serving, relationally healthy, and reaching others.