Welcome to Victory Outreach Rockford
Welcome to Victory Outreach Church of Rockford, IL
Our desire is to bring hope to the hurting people of our city through the love of Christ by sharing our own personal experiences of all that God has done for us.
Our goal is to connect every generation of every community to God and to one another through inspirational and practical preaching, evangelism and neighborhood small group bible studies to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ.
My wife and I, along with our staff, would love the opportunity to meet you and your family. Please take a moment to visit our home page to view our weekly schedule or visit our contact page if you have any questions in regards to any of our services.
-Pastor William and Sister Carla Turner
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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Victory Outreach is an international, church-oriented Christian ministry called to the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ.
This call involves a commitment to plant and develop churches and training centers, in strategic cities of the world.
Victory Outreach inspires and instills within people the desire to fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, belonging, and destiny.
Victory Outreach works cooperatively with others of mutual purpose in accomplishing the task before us
History of Victory Outreach
For over 55 years, Victory Outreach has trained and equipped men and women to reach their full potential in life, whether it is establishing a church, building a career, or growing and nurturing a family.
The following timeline illustrates the growth and development of Victory Outreach International. In 1967, our vision was to reach Los Angeles. This vision broadened to include California, then all of America, then the entire world.
Reaching Los Angeles
Victory Outreach was founded in 1967 by Sonny and Julie Arguinzoni when they invited people from their local community — people they did not know — into their own home. They shared the basic truth of the Gospel: God loves them and has the power to change their lives. Victory Outreach was born and began to flourish.
In the early 1970's, members of Pastor Sonny’s church felt an overwhelming sense of destiny: They dared to believe God and stepped out in faith starting Victory Outreach churches across California. They had little financial support, and in some cases, had no friends or contacts in cities they embraced as their own. Faith began to swell in the heart of every Victory Outreach member.
In the 1980's, Victory Outreach emerged to the forefront of mission-focused ministries. Churches were planted across America. Some of the churches began to grow to over 1,000 members. This success spurred the next daring move: A cross-cultural church planted in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Reaching the World
From the 1990's onward, it has been a time of explosive growth for the ministry, both here and abroad. Currently, a full one-third of all Victory Outreach churches planted are overseas which has added a strong international flair to the ministry. However, the primary focus of the ministry continues to be meeting needs within America.
We are poised on the brink of a new era of growth and development. The ministry of Victory Outreach is as exciting today as was the day it was founded over 55 years ago.