Senior Pastor - Pastor Dan Stinger
The Victory Baptist Church is organized to establish and maintain proper worship of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit according to his holy word, the Bible.
1. Evangelize the world through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2. The edifying of the believers in their faith through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
3. The oversight of varied religious ministries which God may lead the church to establish, maintain and operate for the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his glory, and the equipping of Christians to propagate the gospel message.
Concerning the Scriptures: We believe that the Holy Bible was written inerrant in its original languages by men divinely inspired, and it is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21); that it has God for its author, salvation for its end (II Timothy 3:15), and truth without any mixture of error for its matter (Proverbs 30:5,6); that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us (Romans 2:12); and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried (I John 4:1)
• By “the Holy Bible” we mean that collection of sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelations which does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.
• By “inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (II Peter 1:19-21) in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.
Concerning the True God: We believe that there is one and only one, living and true God; an infinite, intelligent, perfect Spirit and personal Being; the Creator, Preserver, and Supreme Ruler of the Universe (John 4:24); inexpressibly glorious in holiness (Exodus 15:11) and all other perfections, and worthy of all possible honor, Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19); equal in every Divine perfection (John 10:30), and executing distinct, but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Ephesians 2:18).
Concerning the way to Salvation: We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace (Ephesians 2:8), through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God (John 3:16) Who pre-existed (John 8:58) and Who, by the appointment of the Father, and Who, by the Holy Spirit, was conceived and born of the virgin Mary, freely took upon Him man’s nature, yet without sin (Philippians 2:6,7); honored the Divine law by his perfect obedience (Hebrews 1:8), and after a miraculous ministry, by his death made a full atonement for our sins (Isaiah 53:4,5); that having risen from the dead bodily, He is now enthroned in heaven (Hebrews 1:8), to reign in eternal sovereignty and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is in every way qualified to be suitable, compassionate and all sufficient Savior and Lord (Hebrews 7:25).
Concerning Repentance and Faith: We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties , and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God (Mark 1:15); whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ (John 16:8), we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy (Luke 18:13); and the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as the only and all-sufficient Savior (Romans 10:9-11).
Concerning a Baptist Church: We believe that the visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers (I Corinthians 1:1-13), associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel (Acts: 2:41,42); that it is the only commissioned authority to observe the ordinances of Christ (I Corinthians 11:2); governed by his laws (Matthew 28:20); and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by his word (Ephesians 4:7); seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:20); that its only scriptural officers are Bishops, or Pastors, and Deacons (Philippians 1:1), whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the epistles to Timothy and Titus; that Jesus Christ, after his baptism by John the Baptist, founded and established the church and it is the only organization which has been promised Divine perpetuity (Matthew 16:16-18); and thus, we identify its Chief Shepherd, and then the authority of the Pastor, or Bishop, as its Under shepherd it is autonomous, independent, and democratic in it’s Government (Matthew 18:15-18 I Timothy 3:15).
Concerning the Lord’s Day: We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, for it commemorates the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead (Acts 20:7); that it is the focal point of all our public and private worship; that in so doing we are adhering to both the example and the instruction of the New Testament church, thus making it a Christian institution.