About Our Church
What We Believe
Thank you so much for your interest in Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church! We want your visit to not only be enjoyable, but also life changing, so here is some information that will help you get the most out of your visit with us.
We have a number of events which happen throughout the year, including Family Life, Religious Liberty, Youth, Men, Women, Children, Spiritual Enrichment, Marriage Enrichment and other life transforming events. There are also a variety of external conferences and workshops that we promote and which members and visitors can attend and participate in. We update our ever-growing Event List regularly. So, if you are looking for a specific event and don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us.
If you are visiting us and want to know how you can be involved at Victory please review our Online or local Weekly Bulletin. The Weekly Bulletin, News, Announcements & Events have the latest information about events, services, outreaches, social events and classes during the week. Our Ministries page details our various ministries and their roles. You may discover a ministry which fits your talents, skills or interest.
Directions & Parking
We begin every Sabbath (Saturday) with our Sabbath School which starts at 9:15 AM. We invite you to visit us. You can find directions to us by clicking on the directions link. We have parking available on our grounds and on the streets near the church. Please refrain from blocking private driveways and also observe city parking signs. The church has two driving entrances - from Burke Avenue (main entrance) and from Gun Hill Road. We would suggest using the Burke Avenue entrance for easier navigation into the church grounds and the Gun Hill Road gate as your exit. Our Deacons are on-site to offer verbal assistance on parking. They will be happy to do so.
Entrances & Greeters
Entrance to the foyer of the church is from the parking lot or the side walk-in entrance from Bouck Avenue. A wheel chair ramp is available from the parking lot to the foyer. The sanctuary is connected to the foyer. Once you enter the foyer you will be warmly greeted by a smiling deaconess or usher who will be happy to assist you with your needs or that of your child. Children classes are located downstairs in our Fellowship Hall. Ask an usher for assistance please! The adult Sabbath School classes are held in the Sanctuary . Every age group has a section dedicated to their spiritual empowerment and participation during the Sabbath School time.
The first activity each Sabbath (Saturday) is our Sabbath School worship service. Sabbath School begins at 9:15 AM., and often follows a specific format: song service, a mission feature on how the gospel work is progressing in foreign lands, and special music, among other items. After , the congregation is usually separated into predetermined small groups, and if you’re visiting, you are welcome to sit in any group you wish. As it is with all Seventh-day Adventist Churches around the world, we use the Sabbath School Quarterly. The Quarterly is a day-to-day bible study guide that is produced every three months by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The Living Word & Good Food
Following our Sabbath School service there is a 5 to 10 minutes break to attend to your small child, get some water or use the bathroom. A few minutes to prepare for the next service. Thereafter, we go straight into our corporate Worship Service which begins at 11 AM. Usually our Pastor, an Elder or invited guest speaker will minister to us with a Christ-filled sermon or other forms of presentation - musical, drama or lecture on a particular topic of high interest. Our corporate worship service is a high moment of Christian fellowship, praise, music and sermons. After our corporate worship service, we often retreat to the Fellowship Hall on the ground floor for fellowship and delicious meals prepared by our Hospitality Ministry or a potluck lunch. Fellowship and meals are free and are open to members and guests. As our visitor we invite you to please be our special guest! Most of the dishes are delicious vegetarian meals. Seriously! Come try them and you will realize what you have been missing. Seventh-day Adventists are known to strive for healthy eating habits but this doesn’t mean that every Seventh-day Adventist is a vegetarian, or what we eat is the basis for our faith. It does mean however that we strive to be health conscious as instructed by the Bible.
Bible Class & Youth Services
In the afternoon, we have a provocative Bible class where you can share what you know, ask what you don’t know or just sit back and listen as a presenter shares information on a topic of interest. As a visitor you have the opportunity to share your thoughts on the topic or ask your questions. Our youth service, follows our Bible class and is very dynamic. The services take different formats each week from Bible games, drama, music concerts, nature walks in a local park, presentations by special guests, workshops or other services of a extra solemn format. These programs are vibrant and open to everyone; regardless of age
Outreach & Community Services
On Sundays we have our Christian character youth programs - Pathfinder Club, Adventurers Club and Youth Choir practices; all geared to building youth engaged in service to God, country and fellow men. We have our Community Pantry on alternate Sundays where we provide food, clothing and social services to those facing challenges along life's pathways. Our mobile outreach service Operation H. O.P.E (Health, Outreach, Prayer to Cope and Education) travels locally and to other communities to service communities and individuals (adults, teens and infants) in need. With a team of trained Red Cross disaster preparedness individuals Operation H.O.P.E is able to offer support - physically, spiritually and emotionally - and resources during local emergencies or disasters.
Prayer & Praise
On Wednesdays at 7:30 pm is our mid-week prayer and praise service. This service is a moment to refuel yourself with praise, testimonies, prayer and exhortations. All of the services are powerful and unique and offer a time of prayer ministry at the end of the service.
Fun & Social Events
While we are anxious for the Lord to return, we are not so "Heavenly minded" that we do not take time to have super fun and fellowship. Saturday nights, but not only, are our favorite time to enjoy great fellowship and fun after a Sabbath's (Saturday) day of worship. It is a great time to attend the energetic social events planned and executed by our youth department, or the cultural programs filled with great food, or a relaxing time "at the movies" as we enjoy a great family movie, of course with great food. All happening in our church's fellowship hall. Then there are our special social events such as banquets celebrating different events. The idea is that there is much fun for all ages. So check our calendar of events and come prepared to fellowship with us after the day's worship services.
Connect & Grow
We definitely recommend attending our Live Online streaming of our Sabbath (Saturday) services at 11:00 am if you are unable to be with us in person. A free copy of our broadcast is provided upon request from our Media Ministry team. Click HERE to view our Online broadcast page and view announcements of coming special broadcasts.
Friendship & Fellowship
If you are looking for directions to Victory by train, bus or car we have compiled a list of traveling resources for frequently asked questions about Travel Information and Directions. We are so excited to have you visit, so please feel free to come whenever you are able; we’re always ready for you! Huge blessings and hopefully we will see you soon! A loving and hospitable welcome awaits You!
Your Victory Family and Friend