The desperate tears… the hopelessness and despair. It doesn’t matter what city we go to, sadly, there are thousands living in the inner cities still crying out for an answer. Whether they are children in the street, women of the night or men in the ghetto, the pain of a wasted, hopeless life still hurts.
The Bible promises, “…the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces.” Victory Outreach International will not rest until these hurting lives have heard the truth that can set them free.
Victory Outreach International is a multifaceted organization dedicated to helping individuals of all ages, in every life situation. We believe God has given every person a destiny to fulfill no matter their social, economic, or cultural background.
Our approach differs from many ministries through our unshakable confidence in positive change. This confidence is manifest in the radical transformation that often occurs among our members. Our diverse array of ministries contributes to this success.
At Victory Outreach, we recognize a ‘seed of greatness’ planted by God within the heart of every believer. Through our various ministries, we nurture this seed into a commitment to serve those in need. We hold steadfast to the philosophy, “The greatest of all is the servant of all.”
This call involves a commitment to plant and develop churches and training centers, in strategic cities of the world.
Victory Outreach inspires and instills within people the desire to fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, belonging, and destiny.
Victory Outreach works cooperatively with others of mutual purpose in accomplishing the task before us.
Victory Outreach believes in the church’s mission to reach the lost as mandated by Christ in what is known as the Great Commission found in the Gospels. Jesus commands his disciples “… go and make disciples of all nations” and “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mt 28:19, Mark 16:15 NIV).
Victory Outreach believes that the Spirit of God is still actively working in the building of the church through manifestations such as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for the empowerment of service, speaking in tongues and the impartation of spiritual gifts to each believer (Acts 1: 4-8, 2: 1-4, I Cor 12, Rom 12: 5-8).
The beliefs of Victory Outreach can be classified as Evangelical and Pentecostal. Following is the organizations Statement of Faith which are the nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Victory Outreach churches adhere to.
Our unique vision continues to guide our values-driven approach to ministry, personal growth, and global-community involvement. Since our beginning, the preeminent value of Victory Outreach is family. We are a global family with members in every populated continent in the world.
Visit a Victory Outreach Church from London to Los Angeles, Manila to Mexico City; you will be greeted as family. If you have not visited a Victory Outreach Church lately, allow us to extend our hearts to you.
For over 50 years, Victory Outreach has trained and equipped men and women to reach their full potential in life, whether it is establishing a church, building a career, or growing and nurturing a family.
The following timeline illustrates the growth and development of Victory Outreach International. In 1967, their vision was to reach East Los Angeles. This vision broadened to include California, then all of America, then the entire world.
Reaching Los Angeles
Victory Outreach began by Sonny and Julie by inviting drug addicts from their local community — people they did not know — into their own home. They shared the basic truth of the Gospel: God loves you and that he had the power to change their lives. Victory Outreach was born and began to flourish.
In the early 1970s, members of Pastor Sonny’s church felt an overwhelming sense of destiny: They dared to believe God and stepped out in faith starting Victory Outreach churches across California. They had little financial support, and in some cases, had no friends or contacts in cities they embraced as their own. Faith began to swell in the heart of every Victory Outreach member.
In the 1980s, Victory Outreach emerged to the forefront of mission-focused ministries. Churches were planted across America. Some of the churches began to grow and this success spurred the next daring move: A cross-cultural church planted in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in Mexico.
Reaching the World
From the 1990s onward, it has been a time of explosive growth for the ministry, both in the U.S.A. and abroad. Currently, a full one-third of all Victory Outreach churches planted are overseas which has added a strong international flair to the ministry. However, the primary focus of the ministry continues to be meeting needs within the inner cities of America.
They are poised on the brink of a new era of growth and development. The ministry of Victory Outreach is as exciting today as was the day it was founded over 50 years ago.
Victory Outreach International Kidz G.A.N.G., “God’s Anointed New Generation,” has been established to meet the needs of and creatively nurture children worldwide, and to disciple a new generation unto the Lord Jesus Christ.
Kidz G.A.N.G. offers children a place where Kidz and their families can have fun while learning about Jesus Christ.
G.A.N.G. / Youth Ministry
G.A.N.G. “God’s Anointed Now Generation".
At Victory Outreach International, we have dedicated much of our ministry to developing the personal lives of young people. We have innovative strategies to reach teens in today’s tumultuous environments.
While parents of every generation have experienced angst over their young, the peril threatening today’s teens is unparalleled in history. Victory Outreach has risen to this challenge with an unprecedented strategy: God’s Anointed Now Generation. Reaching a wide spectrum of young people, from urban youth to church kids, these youths are unified in vision.
The youth of Victory Outreach are highly committed to evangelism, bible study, and prayer. The zeal of these youths attracts other youths and motivates even the most seasoned church member.
Urban Training Centre (UTC)
There’s a war in the inner city. Addictions wreak havoc. Families are breaking down. People are dying. Gangs run wild. There is a need for spiritual soldiers, young people called to a mission and visionaries who set out to make a difference.
The U.T.C. has constructed a rigorous academic program. The purpose is to train young people in four areas: Personal Development, Church Leadership, Church Planting and Missions Outreach. Student classes include: Urban Evangelism, Developing Your Spiritual Gifts, Becoming a Dynamic Transmitter of God’s Word and Becoming A Godly Leader, just to name a few. The faculty consists of dynamic pastors and teachers from a diversity of backgrounds. Each has practical, hands-on experience. Upon graduation, students have a deeper understanding of God’s Word and how its power can be applied today.
Victory Outreach Bible College & Institute
V.E.T.I. is a cutting edge Bible Institute providing biblical, ministerial and leadership training. VETI is the starting point for those seeking to grow in their knowledge of the Bible and Theology. Our primary vision is to equip men & women for the work of the ministry. Click here for more. At V.E.T.I. you can:
EARN an Associate’s degree in Bible and Theology. COMPLETE your degree in as little as 2 years from the largest Bible institute in the nation. LEARN from faculty who embody the mission and vision of Victory Outreach International. TRANSFER V.E.T.I. units toward a Bachelor’s degree at Victory Outreach Bible College and partnering Universities. EXPERIENCE LIVE online courses and interact with instructors and students in real-time. PREPARE to be a Licensed Minister or Youth Pastor.