Jesus Christ is the Head of Victory Baptist Church, and everything we do revolves around Him. The purpose of our church can be summed up in three words: Exalt, Edify, and Evangelize. First, we are focused in worshipping (Exalting) the Lord together. Second, we build up (Edify) the believers through our many ministries and fellowships. Third, we evangelize the world through community outreaches and world missions. You will find that we are a multicultural community of believers who love the Lord and love each other, reflecting the real family we are in Jesus Christ.
OUR HISTORYPastor Norm Freeburg started Victory Baptist Church in 1982. The church first met at the Elks Hall in downtown Port Coquitlam in a room above what is now the Europe Bakery. We moved to our present location at the corner of Prairie and Shaughnessy (2191 Prairie Avenue) where the first building was completed in 1986.
In 1989, Pastor Freeburg left to pursue another church planting effort and Dan Searle was called to be the new pastor, and continues to this time.
The need for a larger facility was investigated and pursued several times between 1990-2002. Finally, Treavor Patterson, a contractor and church member, suggested a workable design. In August 2002, ground was broken to remodel and expand the existing building. Much of the project was accomplished through the hard work of the members. Work was completed in June of 2004.
In January of 2011, Takayuki Hayashi was called to serve as an associate to the pastor.
As the congregation of Victory Baptist Church reflects upon God's goodness, God has truly been faithful.
Meet the Staff
Dan Searle was called to serve here at Victory Baptist Church in 1989. Over twenty-five years later we find that as our church family has grown, so has our Pastor's family. They have seven children ranging from elementary school to college age, and one who is married.
Originally from the United States, both Dan and Beth attended Bob Jones University before coming to serve the Lord in Canada. All of their children have been born in Canada and Beth and Dan have become citizens.
After serving faithfully here at Victory Baptist Church since January 2011, Tak, originally from Japan, has received an opportunity and calling to minister in the Country of his birth. He and his wife Sarah, young daughter and son will be travelling to the land of his birth in Sept, 2015 to spread the Word in Japan.
They will be sorely missed.
We will be praying that the people in Japan they meet will be open to the gospel and come to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour through their efforts, that they will effectively disciple Christians there, the safety of the Hayashi family and that their needs are provided for.
If you wish to help support their efforts in Japan you can provide a tax deductible donation through their sending mission board, Operation Mobilization Canada, at http://www.omcanada.org/ click the green "Give Now" button on the top right of the page to send support directly on-line. Please ensure to mark their names, Takayuki and Sarah Hayashi in the "note" so the gift will be sent to them.