VICTORY CHURCH, 2400 W. 81st St., was founded on 9.25.16 by some families in Odessa, TX. Victory Church has been blessed by our Lord with a special anointing to bring reconciliation, restoration, forgiveness, healing, peace, joy and prosperity in the name of our Lord Jesus.
To the members of VICTORY CHURCH, what a great honor it is that individuals like you are interested in finding out more about our congregation. Victory Church is an independent Christian church, founded by a small group of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. The month prior to this, in August, we were only 6 individuals, praying in a living room, seeking the presence of our Lord God, with so much eagerness to learn more about His Word. At that point, we could not have even imagined what the Lord had in mind for our future. We felt led to rent a conference room at a local hotel in Odessa, TX. Near 20 of us at that time decided to respond to the calling of our Lord, and VICTORY CHURCH was established, with our first official service being on September 25, 2016. That day was such a happy day for many of us because some of our friends in the area came to show us support.
By January 2017, our Lord God had already blessed us with the money to purchase our own sound system. It was a wonderful blessing. Storage was then needed, as well as transportation for it. The Lord blessed us with “Noah”, our red trailer.
In April 2017, there were 20-25 people attending our service on Sundays. The Lord guided us to do our “Jericho Drive”. For 7 times, we drove around Odessa, praying for blessings and revival, and declaring that our Lord would give us our land. On the 7th time, 7 vehicles drove around Odessa. Exactly 7 days later, the Lord blessed us! We experienced a great miracle. A property became available to serve the purposes of our church, and with it, the financial blessing to take the opportunity. On May 10, 2017, the documents were signed to purchase our property: 5.7 acres of land, with a 4,000+ sq.ft. Victorian home, which offers enough rooms for a sanctuary for 50 people, children’s classrooms, offices, kitchen, study rooms, and a nice swimming pool.
We moved into our property with so much joy and expectation. There was so much work to be done to the house in order to accommodate the needs of our church.
By Thanksgiving 2017, we had already celebrated the first wedding in our church. It was a wonderful experience having a couple filming and taking pictures of their wedding ceremony. Our congregation is beginning to create memories for our community, as well as hosting events that transform lives.
As we begin 2018, our attendance averages approximately 35-40 people during our Sunday Worship Service. The Podcast on iTunes is doing very well. The live-streamed videos are especially doing fantastic, becoming more popular and well accepted by our online audience. The daily motivational videos, available on Facebook and on our online Vimeo Channel, is another great tool that we have to minister to people. In addition, others receive inspiration via the daily blog on WordPress and Twitter. Moreover, lately we have experienced an increase with our online audience, where people are joining us for our Tuesday Night Bible Study LIVE.
We envision the future with so much optimism and trust in our Lord. With much enthusiasm, we are starting to prepare ourselves for the next step: “Sanctuary 100”. We have completed the first step, which was to expand the parking lot area. During the following weeks, we will prepare designs, as well as a budget, for a building that will hold 100+ people to worship our Lord Jesus. In Jeremiah 32.27, the Lord God Almighty says, “I am the Lord. I am the God of every person on the earth. You know that nothing is impossible for Me.”
Any suggestions that you may have, or any financial contributions to our church, will be well received and greatly appreciated.
Rev. Gian Carlo Villatoro