“I truly believe Victory’s exponential growth is a prime example of God being able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20)
From humble beginnings in 1996, God has blessed me beyond belief to be the founder and senior leader of Victory Apostolic Church. My ministerial training has profoundly prepared me since the age of 27 to start a work in the southern suburbs of Chicago. My pastor, mentor and teacher, the late Senior Pastor Bishop Arthur M. Brazier of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, IL, trained me from 1978 to 1996 to become the man and pastor that I am today.
Accounting and numbers has always been interesting to me. I have been known to calculate most things in my head with little thought. Therefore, I used my education before being a pastor as a Certified Public Accountant and Chief Finance Officer of several non-profit organizations. This uniquely qualified me to lead Victory’s paid and volunteer leadership staff exceeding 200 members and a large annual budget.
In addition, I also earned my Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. My spiritual and professional training has caused me to value my integrity and for Victory to be accountable in all of our operations.
For me, family is most important. I enjoy vacations and family gatherings the most. I have been in a God centered awesome marriage with my wife Brenda, for over 46 years. Being around family reminds me of just how much God has blessed me through the years. He has graciously given my wife and I three saved adult children who are all active in the church along with their spouses, and eight grandchildren whom we cherish dearly.
A fun fact about me is that you can find me in my free time golfing, watching movies and spending time with my lovely wife.
Victory has been a blessing to me and I pray it will be the same for you. I personally invite you to attend our Sunday worship service either in-person or virtually. It is important to me to teach Biblical truths through highly illustrated messages each week that will save, encourage, uplift and exalt the Word of God in your life.
Hope to see you soon in our Sunday Worship Experience!