Evangelist Aretha Armstrong, MA, LPC

Assistant Pastor, Grief and Loss Support

“A Christian’s retirement is when God says, “Well done my good and faithful service.”


My name is Aretha Armstrong and I am the Assistant Pastor for Grief and Loss Support.

I was baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Spirit in my late 20’s at the Apostolic Church of God and served on the usher board at ACOG until my family and I was led by God to join Victory. Joining in 1996, we became a part as one of the first 100 founding members.

While at Victory, I have served as a youth Sunday school teacher, an Assistant leader and trainer of the usher board, and a as director of the Divorce and Separation Care ministry with my husband.

I was called by God to the Ministry in 2003 a few years after the death of our nine- year- old son Gary. God’s healing power allowed my husband and I to co-direct the Healing Hearts Grief and Loss Support Ministry.

To further enhance her knowledge in ministry and practical services, I received my ordination certification and was ordained by the Victory Association in 2008.

My education has trained and led be to become a Clinical Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor utilizing my specialities and interests in trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression.

My very important focus is helping individuals with broken hearts to believe that there is hope in God for every person to be made whole.

In my personal time, I enjoy planning family gatherings and have found a new love for cooking more delicious, healthy and comfortable meals. I make sure to walk five miles a few days a week to stay fit and relax while reading the Bible and other inspirational books.

I have been happily married over 25 years to Deacon/Minister Clarence Armstrong and we are grateful for our six children collectively, one deceased, 13 grandchildren, one deceased, and one great granddaughter.