WHO WE ARE

Our message is simple: You can make it! God loves you and cares about you!
You can live the abundant life that Jesus has already provided—in other words, life unlimited.

Our Founding Pastors

Pastor Allen and Velda Bates

Pastor Allen and Velda Bates are the senior pastors and founders of Victory Church. Pastor Allen is a gifted teacher and speaker who teaches us how to apply biblical principles to our everyday lives. Victory is blessed to have a God-called pastor that is full of integrity and the knowledge of God’s Word. He is a man of prayer that refuses to shy away from preaching the truths of God’s Word.

Pastor Allen and Velda, have three adult children, four grandsons, and two granddaughters. Pastor Allen enjoys skeet-shooting, spending time with his grandkids and watching VCA Sports. Follow Pastor Allen on Twitter below and Velda on Victory Ladies Facebook page.

Victory Fort Worth Pastors

Chris and Kate Bates

Chris and Kate have the heart to reach DFW and beyond with the message of Jesus! They’re passionate about building the church and seeing people like you discover and live out their highest purpose within a loving and supportive community.

Together with their three children, Riley, Reece and Ella, they are full of hope for the future of Fort Worth, believing that our best days are right ahead of us and that each new day is one filled with opportunity and adventure!

vision statement

REACH THE LOST    TRAIN THE SAINTS

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Victory Church are based on the
foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is
rooted in these biblical doctrines.
THE FATHER
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging,
completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we
live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving,
compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Psalm 11:4-5; Malachi 3:6;
John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1.


THE SON
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God.
He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a
right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a
substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He
defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47;
John 1:1-3; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56;
Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21;
Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9-10; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16.


THE TRINITY
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as
one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions,
they each possess equal power and authority.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35;
John 5:21-23; 14:10; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14.


THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors
under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was
inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is
completely relevant to our daily lives.

Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17;
Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:25.


THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ.
He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin,
God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us,
gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11-12; 139:7;  Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10;
Luke 1:35; 11:13; 12:11-12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Acts 8:14-17;
Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:1-4;

Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21.

ETERNITY
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from
God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally
separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven.
Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:1-2.

MAN
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation.
Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that
relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with
 God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity,
and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Acts 17:26-31;
Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22;
Ephesians 2; Colossians 3:9-11.


SALVATION
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the
forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of
Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it
cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; John 1:12; 5:24;
Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 1 Corinthians 1:18;
2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20


THE CHURCH
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ.
It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to
bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity,
intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28;
1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; Colossians 1:18; 3:15;
1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3.