Administrators and Department Heads
- T.A.N. Ministries - Deaconess Dawn Rudd
- Men of Covenant - Apostle Jimmie A. Ellis III
- CCDC - Charmagne King-Pratt, President
- Arnaz Publishing Group - Minister Jennifer Harris
- Ladies With Vision - Minister Crystol Warren
- Men of Valor - Dr. Wesley Proctor
- Orcheo/Pneuma Dance Ministries - Kareem Goodwin
- P.R.A.Y. Youth - Dr. Wesley Proctor
- Youth Audio - Jimmie Brown
- Couples in Covenant - Elders William and Annette Walker
- Deacon Ministry - Deacon George and Deaconess Betty Ligon
- Health and Wellness - Deaconess Lisa Proctor
- Maintenance and Housekeeping - Gene Upshur
- Prison Ministry - Minister Sandy Smith
- Ushers and Greeters - Stacy Wyatt-Jay
- Marketing - Gayle Gaskin
- Member Resources - Elder Antoinette Lawrence - Administrator
- Nursing Home - Deaconess Lurinda Moore
- Visual Arts - Yolanda Smith
- Judah's Vessels - Elder Gwenette Ross
- Little Victorians - Minister Crystol Warren
- Musicians - Minister Tyrone Blandford
- Voices of Victory - Elder Eric Stills
- DVD Ministry - Deacon Stan Bobo
- Knights of VCC - Marlon Smith
- Security - Deacon Terrell Blount
- Children Church - Minister Rhonda Taggart
- Creative Expressions - Michelle Gifford
- Nursery - Tasha Parker
- Wisdom Shoppe - Deaconess Betty Ligon
- Hospitality - Deaconess Sharon Tuck
- Nifty Fifty - Elder Catherine Proctor
Our ministries serve the needs of our community and our congregation as instruments of our three-fold mission:
1. Teaching the Word of God.
2. Winning Souls to Christ.
3. Preparing a Haven of rest for weary.
Some of our dynamic ministries include:
Our Kids For Jesus Ministry combine high-energy activities with Bible-base teaching for boys and girls in the 1st through 6th grades. A combination of games, interesting puppet characters and fun-filled songs capture kids attention while also showing them that living for God is the best thing out there. Throughout their elementary years, your children will reach their peak potential as Jesus' disciples. They will establish a solid foundation, experience victorious living, build essential life skills, and embrace the Great Commissiom. Children will become equipped for Christian service. They will discover God's Greatness Services coincide with all of our regular weekend and mid-week adult services.
Couples in Covenant
The Couples In Covenant Marriage Ministry focuses on the natural and spiritual needs of married and engaged couples. We endeavour to address the mental, physical, emotional and psychological aspects of couples as theymanage everyday life situations. The ministry provides monthly sessions of practical and spiritual teachings throughthe Word of God with focus on relationships, communications, blended families, finances and more. Couples in Covenant sponsors events such as weekend getaways, dining and social activities that promote the strengthening of marriages, and fellowship with other couples in the ministry.
Evangelism/Forerunners for Christ
Our mission is to go throughout Southwest Philadelphia and beyond to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Through evangelizing, our goal to bring souls to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and to compel the backslider to return to his first true love, Jesus Christ. It is also our goal to make each hearer a faithful disciple of Our Lord, who will in turn tell someone else with boldness of His glorious, transforming power, thus leading another person into the Kingdom of God. One of our foundational scriptures is “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of theSon, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am withyou always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Judah’s Vessels is the praise and worship team of Victory Christian Center. Our awesome responsibility is to set the atmosphere in the House. It is our charge to invoke the presence of the Lord and shift/change atmospheres to be conducive to the move of God. Appointed by Apostle Ellis, the praise and worship team plays a key role in the flow of our church services. We are also the frontline singers for the Voices of Victory Mass Choir.
Health and Wellness
The ministry is dedicated to the health and well-being of members, guests and friends of the church with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles and stewardship of the natural body. Staffed primarily by licensed medical professionals, this ministry provides assistance to individuals who may suffer sudden acute symptoms of medical distress while in church orduring church related-events. The ministry offers health seminars, classes and training sessions for education and information.
The mission of the Hospitality Ministry is to provide exemplary service to our pastor and his guests. The members of the ministry are skilled in the art of food preparation, presentation, and service that ensures five-star service. The ministry provides food service at major church events, conferences, banquets, including the annual Mother's Day Dinner in May.
We are committed to raising awareness of the impact of Apostle Jimmie A. Ellis' 37 years in ministry as Founder and Pastor of Victory Christian Center. We promote the vision of our Shepherd and highlight the work of our church through social media, our website, promotional materials and local media outlets. Our mission is to bring glory to God and His Kingdom through our service to our Man of God, our church and our community.
The goal of Member Resources is to get members involved in one or more ministries in our church. The ministry provides information and materials to support the various ministries. Guidance is provided to encourage members to utilize their spiritual gifts and talents. The mission of this ministry is to promote the work of the Kingdom through service.
Men of Covenant
The Men of Convenant is Victory Christian Center's Men's Ministry whose purppose is to encourage men in spiritual and natural matters. MOC's President, Apostle Jimmie Ellis III, instituted Men of Convenant with the intent of bringing men together to help further their spiritual growth and also as a way for men to be able to disucss topics specific to men and build a closer bond between the men of Victory Chrisitan Center. All men who join Victory Christian Center automatically become members of the Men of Convenant Ministry.
The Nifty Fifties Ministry was birthed out of the heart of Apostle Jimmie Ellis and his desire to ensure those Fifty and older would be able to fellowship, thrive, and encourage one another. The ministry is dedicated to ensuring that those fifty and over understand that there is plenty of life to live regardless of age. They sponsor various trips, dinners, monthly meetings and other activities that keep them active, relative, and inspired to live their best life.
The Nursery Department welcomes all 3-5 year old inquisitive youngsters. Our lessons focus on monthly themes or units taught by a rotation of devoted and caring individuals. On Sundays we admit children into the Nursery 15 minutes before service at the Corner Building. On Wednesday evenings, the Nursery opens at 8:30 PM and parents should sign in at the Banquet Hall. In the Nursery, the children learn about God through arts & crafts, singing, playing games and story telling.
This ministry brings the church experience to residents of nursing homes throughout the city. Church services are conducted by presenting the Word of God, inspirational gospel music and room visitations. The mission of this ministry is to win lost souls to Christ and to uplift the hearts and souls of those who feel helpless, lonely and bound due to their condition.
Orcheo and Pnuema Dance Ministries is for members ages 7-adult. We are not dancers who worship, but we are worshipers who worship the Lord through dance. To this end, it is our function to help maintain and usher in the Presence of the Lord. We minister to the Lord through dance, and in turn, the Holy Spirit ministers to the people.
P.R.A.Y. Youth Ministries
P.R.A.Y. Youth Ministries' aim is to love, teach, equip, encourage and strengthen youth ages 12 - 25 in their spirituality as well as holistically. The Youth Ministry provides stimulating events such as Bible Book Club, motivational Youth Conferences, Monthly Dinner Fellowships at local restaurants and exciting game nights. In addition to these activities, the Youth Ministry also provides panel sessions and open forums for youth to receive answers to burning questions about relationships, academics and spirituality.
Our mission is to go into the Philadelphia County Correctional Facilities to make disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ. We present the Word of God to those who are incarcerated, focusing on sharing the love, hope and faith found in Jesus Christ. Our foundational scripture is: “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye cameun to me.” (Matthew 25: 35-36)
The mission of the Security Ministry is to safeguard our Pastors, and church leaders and to provide security for the VCC members, guests as well as the property. We provide security during normal service hours and all special events. Our ministry works together with all ministries within VCC forthe purpose of achieving one goal: To serve and support the Body of Christ and for the advancement of the Kingdom of God
Ushers and Greeters
We are the ministry that blends hospitality and administration. Our team is in position on Sundays and Wednesdays to welcome members and visitors into the House and to provide order and direction regarding seating and movement in the sanctuary. We are here to serve the people of God throughout the service. We are responsible for the collection of tithes and donations during offering times and we also accommodate the people of God with prayer cloths during altar calls, Bibles that can be borrowed during sermons, as well as fans, tissues and information to meet the needs of the congregation during the worship experience.
We are a visual expression of adoration for our Lord and Savior Jesus. The Visual Arts Ministry enhances the celebration of the Word of God, rightly divided by our man of God, Apostle Jimmie A. Ellis III. The ministry flows with the Holy Spirit for all occasions in the house to share praise and worship, sermons, Bible Study and ministry presentations and productions. This experience allows all to join into the service as one body in Christ Jesus. As we learn together that "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (2Timothy 3:16). We welcome new members, with a passion for visual arts and a love for the Lord. The ministry utilizes aprojection screen and cutting-edge media applications to create a spiritual atmosphere in which the congregation is engaged and involved in the worship services.
Voices of Victory Mass Choir
The Voices of Victory Mass Choir is the main choir of Victory Christian Center. This is an aggregation of singers whose purpose is to exalt the name of the Lord and encourage the saints, members, friends and visitors. We minister on every first and third Sunday of the month, for every major service, Church Anniversary, and when Apostle Ellis preaches at other churches.
Women of Destiny
The Women of Destiny - is a ministry that meets the need of the total Woman. The ministry meets every first Friday of the month. Some ministry events include, Retreats, Conferences, Health Symposium and Ladies Fun Nights.