Pastor Josh Payne
“What can I say? I am in love with Jesus and I am determined to spend the remainder of my life as a sacrifice of praise, in pursuit of His presence, in love with His Person, and proclaiming the life, love and liberty that can only come from accepting the ultimate sacrifice made by a loving God. God has an awesome plan for your life that all begins with Jesus. At Victory Church we strive to help you find and fulfill your destiny in Christ. Marcia and I are committed to loving and leading this church into the abundant life of purpose and promise that our heavenly Father has called us to live out with a passion!”
Josh has passionately pursued the call of God upon his life for the last 12 years. After two years of evangelism and youth ministry he and Marcia answered the call of God to plant a church in Troy, PA. Pastor Payne has a degree in accounting and finance and is also a graduate of World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, Ohio where he studied Pastoral Ministries. It was there that he met and married his wife Marcia. He is ordained through the World Harvest Ministerial Alliance. Most importantly he has a heart for God, a love for people, and a passion for sharing the Word.
Marcia is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken arrow, Oklahoma. After graduating she traveled extensively through out the United States facilitating evangelistic services and itinerant ministry. Marcia serves Victory Church in various capacities and her contribution is invaluable. Marcia is an ordained minister through Rhema Ministerial Association International.
In 2005 they became parents of a beautiful daughter. The passion of their lives and the vision of the church is reaching the world with the love and life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their commitment is to raise up champions and reap the harvest.
Jolene Smyth – Victory Kids
“I love the Lord and I owe everything to Him. He has given me a joy and purpose to my life that just wasn’t a part of me before. I love worshipping Him and I am ever so grateful for the sacrifice He made for me. Jesus has touched me deeply and I am in love with Him! I love learning about His passion for mankind and His plan for my life. I look forward to living for Him the rest of my life and spending eternity with Him!”
Jolene is a graduate of Grove City College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Communication Arts. She received her Teacher’s Certification from Mansfield University and earned her Master’s degree in Education from Bucknell University in Secondary Counseling. Jolene has served in Children’s Ministry for well over a decade. Her passion for God is contagious and her love for children touches hearts and lives every week. She truly is a reflection of the love of Jesus Christ! She and her husband Tom have three children.
John Wile – R3VOLUTION YOUTH
“At Revolution Youth Group, we’ve got a Goal for Souls! Our youth ministry team is called to rescue, restore, and release the teens of this generation back into their schools, homes, and communities to make an impact for the Lord Jesus Christ. Our passion is training the youth of today to become the God-loving, soul winning, anointed ministry leaders of tomorrow.”
John serves as the R3VOLUTION YOUTH Ministry Team Leader. John, a native of Lebanon, PA, moved to the Troy area upon graduation from the Penn State University with his wife Jennifer. John and Jen have two children, Simon and Gwendolyn. John’s true passion is encouraging and mentoring people, especially high school aged youth. He finds no greater joy than planting the seed of the Word of God into the hearts of the next generation and watching it grow and flourish into a living faith in Jesus Christ.