Pastor Daniel and Patti Houck

Daniel Houck is the Campus Pastor of Victory Christian Center Coitsville. He is a gifted counselor, teacher and pastor who exemplifies the word, "Compassion." Through his obedience to the Lord, and the atmosphere of "Let God do what He wants to do." He believes in worship, obedience and devotes his life to help the body of Christ become "equipped for the work of the ministry."

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Pastor Joe and Donna Thomas

Pastor Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas serves as Senior Associate Pastor and Minister of Music here at Victory Christian Center. He and his wife, Donna, have been leading worship at Victory since 1988. As a child Joe met the Lord at  Vacation Bible School, but It wasn't until he was 14, after the death of his father to Cancer, that he decided to fully give his life to the Lord. He began to play in 'Youth for Christ' and immediately began writing songs about the Lord. Joe and his wife served in a band called 'Omega Sonship Band for 13 years touring regionally throughout Ohio, West VA, Pennsylvania, Canada and as far as British Columbia. 

The band released 4 albums of original music from 1978 to 1988. "Earth Rider," "The Sword and the Oil," "Incisions," which received radio international airplay & reviews and the praise album, "Back to the Source" were each well received by a fanbase that continues to this day.

Joe began to lead worship at the end of every concert as well in bible studies and in his local church . When he came on staff at Victory Christian Center in 1988 Pastor Joe & the team released their live praise album, "Lift Up A Mighty Shout" in 1998. He has led many productions these years such as: “The Choice,” “The Gospel According to Scrooge,” and Victory’s own adaptation of “It’s A Wonderful Life” with original music written by Pastor Joe.

Pastor Joe's passion is to see the church body truly worshiping together and that The Lord would be pleased and fill the house with His glory. He wants to see God's people drawn to intimacy with Him, to truly know Him and that their lives & homes would be changed as they walk out their faith during the week.

He desires to see people come to know Jesus by seeing the joy of God's people who have been in His presence.

 When asked for his view on worship, Pastor Joe replied, "God seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. He's interested in the worshiper, not just the worship. Worship draws us close to Him and is what the relationship calls for. It's what we need. Worship puts us in a position to give unto God and receive from Him. To know Him! True worship is a state of being intimate with God. We focus all of our attention on Him and look into His glorious face!"He Continues, "Our worship is not just because He said so, but because we love Him. It is an act of love. It is an act of our will. We need to determine we will worship. We need to be committed to it! When we come together to worship at Victory, we need to come prepared. "We bring a sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord!". We need to have determined not only once and for all, but in a fresh way...for that moment, I will bless the Lord! Even if we're feeling down, "Why so downcast oh my soul? Put your hope in God! Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name!"

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Pastor Jim Cook

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Pastor Jim Cook has been at Victory since 1999 with his wife Cindy and his family. They have four children and 6 grand children and live in Struthers, Ohio.  Pastor Jim’s heart has always been to help people be fulfilled in serving the Lord.  He currently oversees Victory’s ministry that helps connect people with areas of service in the church and he also works with the ushers and greeters. Along with his staff responsibilities, he assists Bishop Thomas with Victory’s multiple campuses. He serves on the board of Victory School of Ministry as well as teaching various classes there throughout the year, and he is on the board of Legacy, our credentialing network of ministers and ministries.

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Pastor Jere Beulah

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Pastor Jere helps oversee the Assimilation Ministry and is the Community Connector for VCC. He is very happily married to his sweetheart, Lori. They have three beautiful daughters; Tejai Davon, Nia Joi and Ayana Simone. Pastor Jere has a heart for teaching and motivating biblical truths to the youth. His goal is to exemplify Christ and live a life of integrity while mentoring toward success. He is an Entrepreneurial Musician, Producer and recently an Actor. A Member of the award winning band, SounDoctrine, Pastor Jere also leads an indie label, Niayana Recordings.

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Pastor Carol Hutchins

Pastor Carol and her husband Mark have been married for 28 years and reside in West Middlesex, PA. They have been members of Victory Christian Center in Youngstown, Ohio since 1984 and Pastor Carol has been a member of the Pastoral Staff since 1995. She is assists Bishop David Thomas in Victory's church wide discipleship ministry called The Road.

Pastor Carol is committed to seeing God’s People healed and restored by the Father’s love so they will fulfill their destiny in Christ. God has set her free to set others free.

In addition, she is involved with the Victory Riders Small Group, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts that ride together and witness to those they meet, sharing the love of Jesus Christ through one on one contact, tracts and prayer.

Her goal in all things is this: “Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

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Pastor Rita West

Pastor Rita accepted Christ in 1961 at the age of 21, then became a licensed Evangelist in 1976. Since that time she has been licensed/ordained in 3 different ministries. Her calling has taken her throughout the Youngstown, Warren, Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas (as well as Africa) to conduct speaking engagements, Seminars, Conferences, and Revival. She joined VCC’s pastoral staff in March of 2011. She pastors, oversees and teaches small groups and is part of the Intercessory Prayer and Deacon teams. She and her husband Nathaniel West Sr. have 6 children and 15 grandchildren.

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Pastor Chris Loncar

Chris Loncar is the youth pastor at Victory Christian Center's Coitsville Campus..  Having accomplished extraordinary things as a teenager, his heart is to develop youth and young adults alike to discover their passions, take on responsibility, and work towards genuine change in their spheres of influence for God's glory.  His book, "The Tinkering Generation", released in 2015 and has helped parents and leaders with what to do with a generation that doesn't know what to do.   His beautiful wife, Sarah, also actively participates in youth activities at VCC Coitsville.




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Pastor Michael Yergan

Pastor Michael is a graduate of Victory School of Ministry and currently pastors the pre-teen ministry at Victory Christian Center known as GAP and is also the assistant pastor to the youth ministry. He has known since the age of 4 that God has called him to full time, vocational ministry. Currently accomplishing his life long dream, one of Pastor Michael's greatest desires in life is to see this next generation be radical and passionate about the things of God, to rise up in the areas of prayer and personal devotion, and to train and equip students to be leaders in their generation.

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Pastor Joey Yergan

Pastor Joey is a graduate of Victory School of Ministry, and is currently serving as Director of the program. His family upbringing, experience on the mission field, and training in VSOM all contribute to the man that he is today. He is actively involved in teaching and mentoring the students on a daily basis as well as overseeing the student’s outreaches and academic responsibilities. His greatest passion is to make disciples who are passionate lovers of Jesus, enabling them to fulfill the dreams God has placed in their hearts.

Pastor Isaiah Rowe

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Pastor Isaiah is the children's pastor at our Coitsville campus. He is married to his wife Pastor Laura since 2003 and a father to 3 beautiful girls, Brooklyn, and twins Briella and Bristol. They currently reside in Poland Ohio.

   He has served in many roles in ministry from all ages, children through adults, and in multiple churches throughout Ohio, Missouri and Texas. His heart is to see the children of Victory grow in every area, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

   Also a speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team, Pastor Isaiah is a firm believer in the saying "Everything rises and falls on leadership" he knows this is true in ministry at every level and has a passion to see the next generation raised up as leaders in the Kingdom.

   Beyond that, he started a leadership development company "Integrity Leadership" that was birthed out of the trainings from the John Maxwell Team. Integrity is one of the key foundations that Pastor Isaiah prays that the next generation catches and practices.

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Pastor Benjamin Fleet

Benjamin Fleet pastors our Creative Arts Ministry here at VCC as well as directs Victory Compassion Ministries (our missions and benevolence outreach).  A graduate of Thiel College with a B.A. in Social Studies, Pastor Ben has been a part of Victory’s pastoral staff since 2006.  Prior to his current roles he served as the Youth and Worship Pastor of Victory @ New Wilmington. His passion is building community and helping men and women discover what God has made them for and equipping to fulfill their destinies.

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Pastor Jerome Minor

Pastor Jerome received Jesus into his life in 1980 and has attended Victory for five years. He joined the pastoral staff in February of 2004 and oversees Men's Ministry and Outreach Ministry. He and his wife JoAnn reside in Youngstown, Ohio and have two children.

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Pastor Lisa Yergan

Pastor Lisa and her husband, Brad have been a part of the family at Victory since January 2002. In March 2011, she joined the staff at VCC. They are blessed to have three great sons.

Pastor Lisa oversees the amazing Prayer Ministry Team at Victory. She LOVES God and LOVES people! She enjoys meeting new people and getting them connected with others. She has a desire to help people fulfill the call that God has on their lives through mentoring and counseling. The cry of her heart is that Christ would increase and she would decrease. (John 3:30)

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Pastor Jordan Taylor

Pastor Jordan Taylor is an Associate Pastor at VCC. He was born and raised in the greater Youngstown area and received a Bachelor's Degree in Children's Ministry from Valley Forge Christian College. Jordan oversees Family Life Ministries, the Counseling Ministry, and the Faith Milestones which is VCC's family discipleship journey.

In Pastor Jordan's words:

"I am honored to be married to my amazing and beautiful wife Katie, without her by my side in life, I would never be the man I am today. She is truly the greatest blessing I have been given. I am also privileged to be Dad to my amazing son Calvin, who is truly a miracle for Katie and I and has made our family complete. We love seeing people enjoy their relationship with Jesus and each other to the fullest extent and we also believe that God desires for couples to pass that passion for him and each other, on down to their children. We love what we do, and we love coming alongside families and helping them in any way that we can as they seek to grow in their relationship with God and each other."

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