VISION & MISSION
OUR VISION IS CLEAR
We Exist To Reach Our World With The Gospel Of Jesus Christ Through The Power Of The Holy Spirit.
OUR MESSAGE IS SIMPLE
Living For Jesus Is About So Much More Than Getting Ready For The Last Day Of Your Life, But It’s About Making The Most Of Every Day Of Your Life.
OUR MISSION IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
To Help Others Experience the Presence and Power Of A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our History GOT US Here
In the summer of 2004 God began to birth a passion and the vision for Victory Church in the heart of Pastor Josh & Marcia Payne. Several weeks later they were visited by Pastor Payne’s grandparents Jimmy and Joyce Williams. After supper one evening Josh began to share his passion and God’s vision for this new church in Troy, PA. That night Joyce and Jimmy sowed the first $2,100.00 into the ministry that would in a few short weeks become known as Victory Church.
September 12, 2004 was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and the family had gathered at Binford’s Pond for a picnic. Dwayne Taylor, who was pastor of the Troy Disciples of Christ Church, attended the picnic along with his wife Genita. Before leaving, they shared how the Church of Christ in Troy was now vacant. The church had its last service that very morning and was closing the doors. Pastor Payne scheduled an appointment with Dwayne to look at the building that Tuesday, September 14. After looking the facility over, everyone was preparing to leave and Reverend Taylor asked, “Are you having church Sunday?”. Needless to say the opportunity was accepted and preparation began for Sundays service.
Victory Church is Born
Just five days later, September 19, 2004 was the first service for Victory Church held in the very building that housed the former Troy Church of Christ for 120 years. This facility that represented the end for one church provided an opportunity with the birth of another. The first service was full of excitement as 22 people gathered to worship God and grow in His Word. That morning one man accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of his life!
The trustees of the former Troy Church of Christ allowed the fledgling congregation to meet in and occupy the building for the cost of utilities. Immediately after moving in the young congregation started believing God for the building. Friday, March 11 of 2005 the papers were signed and the first facility became the property of Victory Church! Not only did we acquired our first property in five months but we literally did not pay a dollar for it! God provided!
The congregation continued to grow as people came from across the region to this oasis of spiritual nourishment. Victory Church offered life and restored vitality to so many as we pointed people to Jesus Christ.
Growth and Expansion
Within the first 15 months Victory had outgrown its original building. Pastor Payne began seeking property for purchase and a new location for the thriving fellowship to continue expanding.
After negotiations, the Troy Area School District was gracious in offering the local elementary gymnasium as a venue to facilitate the continued growth. On September 30, 2007 Victory Church began to meet in the W.R. Croman Elementary gymnasium.
The increase in space provided for immediate growth and would continue to serve as an interim location until the construction of Victory’s new home was complete. As the church stepped into a new season of growth we also negotiated and purchased 11.68 acres of property for the construction of a brand new facility.
A New Home
As the needs of the congregation for space and areas of interaction increased, the Church launched out full of expectation into a building program. In late May of 2008 ground was broken on the new parcel of property the church had acquired in Troy atop Paines Hill Road. The new facility was 22,000 square feet and offers a variety of amenities to serve the ministries of Victory.
God has blessed us as a congregation in every way, this church has continued to grow every year and against all odds. In just tens years this movement of God was call Victory Church has grown from a small local congregation into a regional force that is drawing people from 95 different towns. Since 2004 more than 5,100+ people have committed their lives to Jesus Christ. The miraculous growth in every area can only be summed up by saying, “To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Has Done!” Victory Church is committed to reaching the individual needs of each family while meeting the practical and spiritual needs of this community.
Where We Are Now!
God is accomplishing great things through Victory Church. But remember, the church is not a building. The church is you—it is all of us together. Beyond creating a place for His plans to be carried out, God is creating a people who will carry out His will. He is intimately interested in you and in your becoming the person He has destined you to be. Our prayer is that He will reveal to you the part you will play in this amazing victory! You pray that prayer, too.
…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
MEET THE TEAM
Pastor Josh Payne
Pastor Payne’s passion for Christ and Kingdom expansion is contagious! His heart beats for God’s true treasure, the souls of men and women who are waiting to hear a voice that will call them up, call them out, and call them into their divine destiny. Josh’s style is anointed, authentic, and inspiring. His simple presentation of timeless truths captivates audiences of all ages. With humor, passion, and clarity Josh shows you that living for Christ is about so much more than just getting ready for the last day of your life but living for Jesus is about making the most of everyday of your life.
Co-Pastor Marcia Payne
Marcia is passionately authentic, raw, and hilariously real. No matter where or when you see or hear her you will leave knowing that abundant life is not only available but it’s attainable. She lives “Never Give Up!”. Marcia wholeheartedly believes our best days are ahead of us. She finds joy in meeting the needs of others. She embodies the spirit of excellence in all she does. Marcia’s ability to communicate the Gospel with simplicity and clarity make it so easy for those who are far from God to draw near. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Marcia is an Ordained Minister and serves the Victory family as Co-Pastor with Josh.
Josh and Marcia have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Anna and Zoe. The passion of their lives is to reach as many people as possible with the love and life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are committed to raising champions and reaping the harvest.
Worship Arts & Member Care
Hospitality Team Leader
Usher Team Leader
Victory Mini’s Leader
Kevin & Joanne Welch
DRIVE 36 Pastors
Brad & Mandy Crane
R3V Youth Leaders
Café & Financial Secretary
Prison Victory & Outreach
Security Team Leader
Statement of Faith
We believe…The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith, doctrine, and conduct (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe…That Scripture teaches there is only one true and living God Who is eternally existent in 3 persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10,11; Mt. 28:19; Lk3:22).
We believe…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, He is the Son of God and the son of man. Scripture declares His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary work on the cross, bodily resurrection from the dead, and exaltation to the right hand of God (Matt. 1:23, Luke 1:31, 35, John 3:16; Heb. 7:26, I Pet. 2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38; I Cor. 15:3, 2 Cor. 5:21; Matt. 28:6, Luke 24:39, I Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9-11, 2:33, Phil. 2:9-11,
We believe…That man was created in the likeness and image of God, good and upright. However, through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Man thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. The Bible says “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Gen. 1:26-31, 2:17, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Rom. 5:12-21, 3:10, 23).
We believe…Salvation is available only through the name of Jesus and has been purchased through His shed blood. It is received through faith in Lord Jesus Christ and the repentance of sins. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (John 3:3; Acts 4:12, 2:21, Rom. 10:13; I Pet. 1:18-19, Acts 20:28; Eph. 2:8, Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
We believe…The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers who ask for it and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Luke 11:13, 24:49; Acts 1:4-5,8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
We believe…The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14, I Pet. 1:15-16, 1 John 2:29; 1 Thess. 4:3, 5:23, 2 Cor. 3:18, I Cor. 1:30, Heb. 13:12; Phil. 2:12-13; Rom. 12:1,2; Rom. 6:1-14, 8:1-2,13; Gal. 2:20).
We believe… The redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body and is available to all believers by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands.
(James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe…In the imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. also known as The Blessed Hope or The Rapture of the Church. After the Tribulation, Jesus shall return to earth (The Second Coming) as King of kings and Lord of lords. At this time He shall reign a thousand years together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests. (Titus 2:13; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 5:10, 20:6).
We believe…The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Jn 3:18; Rev. 20:12-15).
We believe…In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and
the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Matt. 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Rev. 22:11).