History & Beliefs

Our History & What We Believe

Victory is an Assemblies of God church. Our core beliefs are derived from the official Assemblies of God Statement of Fundamental Truths.

What We Believe - Victory Church

The Journey

Victory Church has a history of following God's mission for Lakeland and supporting missionaries around the world. We've seen God lead and provide through many challenging seasons and can't wait to step into what He has planned next!

The Timeline

March 1989 Held first service at the Southeastern University Chapel with 800 people.
June 1989 Voted the Blackburns in as Senior Pastor.
February 1990 Began construction on Family Life Center on the North Lakeland Campus.
June 1990 Initiated first mission trip to Tela, Honduras.
October 1990 Held first service in new Family Life Center.
August 1993 Began Kids Club Sidewalk ministry, reaching inner city kids.
October 1993 Opened new Family Life Center classroom wing.
September 1994 Launched Kidz Life preschool.
October 1995 Burned mortgage on Family Life Center.
November 1996 Acquired another 23 acres of adjacent land on west side of the North Lakeland Campus.
March 1997 Occupied new Family Life Center early childhood wing.
August 1997 Launched Victory Christian Academy, beginning with Kindergarten.
February 1998 Began construction of new sanctuary.
June 1998 Began Circle J Camps for inner city kids at Cheyenne Territory.
October 1999 Occupied new sanctuary, with approximately 3,000 in attendance.
March 2003 Dedicated newly constructed Light of Lights Chapel.
March 2006 Opened south campus in the Cobb Theatres at Lakeside Village.
August 2006 Opened Victory Christian Academy High School.
June 2011 Started Dream Center ministry, reaching Lakeland’s inner city.
September 2014 Began a focused Small Groups ministry.
March 2019 Celebrated 30 year anniversary of Victory Church.
Received 7 acre land donation.
August 2022
VCA reached record enrollment of 850 students.
December 2022
Paid off the original sanctuary mortgage.
January 2024 Completed a multi-million dollar complete renovation of the sanctuary.
March 2024 Celebrated 35 years as a healthy, growing church!

What We Believe

Our Core Values
  • Reach those who don't yet have a relationship with Jesus.
  • Biblical Preaching
  • Prayer & Worship
  • Growing Together
  • Spiritual growth for Kids & Students
  • Working Together
  • Encouraging people to be all God has created them to be.
God's Word
God's Person
God's Plan for Man
God's Plan For The Church