Victorious Life Church was birthed out of a revival held in Carrollton, Texas back in the late 1930s. Those who were ministered to so powerfully in those meetings decided that they should form their own congregation and plant a church, as there was no Pentecostal church in the small town north of Dallas. By the mid-1940s, the little church was going strong and had become a part of the Assemblies of God fellowship. First Assembly of God in Carrollton met in several locations until finally building a church building on School Road (later known as Larner Road) in the 60s, and adding a fellowship hall and missionary quarters to it in the 70s. Through the years and the leadership of several pastors, God blessed First Assembly and it remained a Pentecostal presence and outreach in the Old Town area of Carrollton, becoming known as Victorious Life Church in the mid-1980s.
In 1988, Rev. Mark Akers became the pastor of Victorious Life Church, and has led our congregation for over 20 years, through trials, victories, church remodels, incredible revivals and moves of the Holy Spirit, and finally the move from Carrollton to Lewisville. The culmination of years of vision, prayer, and planning, the people of Victorious Life Church pulled together and acquired new property several miles north in the Vista Ridge area of Lewisville, and in late 2006 completed the new facilities for our church home. Through the tremendous sacrifice and careful stewardship of our members, VLC gained occupancy of a new building at the turn of 2007 and has embarked on a new era of outreach and an expanded mission field.
We are committed to reach out to our community, raise up disciples of Jesus Christ, and release ministers of the Gospel back into the world who are able to reproduce their faith in others. Praise be to God!
“Reaching out to the lost, raising up disciples of Jesus Christ, and releasing ministers of the gospel who are able to reproduce their faith in others.”
Our church’s mission statement contains four “R’s”: Reaching, Raising, Releasing, and Reproducing. These action words describe what we strive to do and what our mission is. They are, in essence, the life cycle of the Christian faith—accomplishing those four “R's” is the core of what church is all about.
But an accurate description of our method of worship and service can be found in four “W's”: Worship, the Word of God, Witness, and the Wind of the Spirit. These four key words are central in describing our church life.
Worship—Victorious Life Church is dedicated to wholehearted, biblically ordered, Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-ignited worship. God’s Word and our own experience confirm that where people worship God humbly, forthrightly, and obediently, He will respond with a distinct manifestation of His presence. Prayer, praise, and worship are not preliminaries at VLC; they are part of who we are.
Word of God—VLC is founded on an absolute commitment to the authority of the Word of God. We believe the Scriptures are the infallible, inerrant revelation of God to man—the authoritative rule of faith and conduct. We are commissioned to search its endless wisdom, teach its timeless truth, preach its eternal purpose, and make known everywhere its life-changing message.
Witness—Victorious Life Church is commissioned to carry the witness of Christ’s resurrection power and redeeming love to every person within the reach of our influence. Through personal witnessing, Christ-like living, and abundant-life giving, it is our determined purpose to reach our families, our homes, our community, our region, and as God enables, our world for Jesus Christ.
Wind of the Spirit—We believe the Holy Spirit, with all of His gifts, has been given to the Church. We are committed to seeking His will, cultivating His purposes, manifesting His gifts, and allowing His influence to fill our lives. We deliberately take time in our services to seek the Lord in worship, praise, and prayer until a decisive sense of His presence envelops us. Referring to the Holy Spirit, Jesus said, “the wind blows where it wills….” It is our purpose to let the Wind of the Holy Spirit move us where He wills.
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Victorious Life Church
2671 MacArthur Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75067