The Victory Story
On Sunday, March 15, 1987, the Holy Spirit inspired a Triumphant Movement. On that day, a body of born-again baptized believers in Jesus Christ came together at the Holiday Inn on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur, Georgia to Worship God in peace, and to organize themselves as a Church of Jesus Christ.
Under the leadership of the organizing Pastor, Kenneth L. Samuel, this body of believers realized that despite inimical circumstances, they were nonetheless “More than Conquerors” through faith in Christ Jesus. For this reason, the Victory Church is engaged in a continual Celebration of Life, Joy, Peace and Triumph in the Holy Ghost.
From March 22 to September 27 of 1987, the Victory Church Worshipped in the cafeteria of the Chapel Hill Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia. There was no air-conditioning in the school for the summer, and sometimes the building staff would forget to give us access for various events, but every Sunday we met in that hot cafeteria, our praises to God were higher than the temperature in the building. We were truly grateful just to be granted a place to celebrate God’s goodness together. Every Sunday morning, we allowed the spirit of Christ in us to transform a hot cafeteria into a wonderful Worship Center.
On October 1, 1987, the Victory Church family was blessed to move to a seven acre site, located at 4925 Browns Mill Road in Lithonia, Georgia. For seven years God nurtured us, matured us and equipped us to be a Light House of Love, Celebration and Service in that community. The Church building was small, but our vision of ministry continued to expand. In the summer of 1993, the Holy Spirit led Dr. Samuel and the Church officers to begin negotiations on a larger Church facility, located at 1170 N. Hairston Road in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
On Sunday, December 18, 1994, the Victory Church relocated to its current site in Stone Mountain. In time, we acquired an additional sixteen acres of land contiguous with the nine acres of our original purchase. On the current 25 acre site, the Victory Church has developed a broad range of ministries that serve and empower the congregation and community. Those ministries include comprehensive Counseling Services, After School Tutoring, GED Classes, Athletic Leagues, Youth Mentoring Programs, a Food & Clothing Bank, a Business Connection & Finance Ministry, Victory Summer Camp, free HIV-AIDS Testing and Care, and a host of other services.
The Victory Church continues to move forward in its vision “to serve this present age”. Our love for Jesus is demonstrated by our commitment to Justice. To God be the Glory, as the story of our work, witness and Worship continues to unfold.