Welcome to Victory!
We are Victory, a church in the Philippines that exists to honor God and make disciples.
We desire to honor God in every area of life. Our starting point, goal, and motive is the honor of God. This is foundational for understanding why we do what we do. It is all about Him, not us.
We follow Jesus and help others follow Him. We make disciples by engaging culture and community, establishing biblical foundations, equipping believers to minister, and empowering disciples to make disciples.
In June 1995, Mr. Arnie Suson and his family started the church planting in Cagayan de Oro. The ATCO building in Cogon served as the first center for the church. Victory CDO started with about 80 people attending its weekly services. In 2003, with the number growing to 120, the center moved to the Juan Sia building in Velez. In 2007, as the congregation grew to around 300, the worship services were being held at the Grand Caprice. This number yet again doubled to 600 in 2009, which then led to the center being moved to the Bo’s Coffee building just across the previous center. In the same year, Pastor August Rabara became the Lead Pastor alongside Pastor Luther Mancao.
In 2011, Pastor Janssen Torredes became the Senior Pastor. During the same year, church planting efforts were initiated for Victory Iligan led by Pastor August Rabara and Pastor Jovir Arcay. A year after, church planting was also started for Victory Butuan with a team steered by Pastor Noel Agcaoili. In 2013, our morning services were being held at the Ayala Mall cinema to accommodate the growing membership. In 2014, Victory Malaybalay was launched with a team led by Pastor August Rabara. The year that followed, our existing center in LimKetKai was opened. Pastor Ritchie Llanto was then appointed as the Senior Pastor in 2016.
Currently, Victory CDO serves as the NorthMin hub which hosts monthly meetings with Victory Iligan, Butuan, and Malaybalay. Together, we are reaching out and engaging communities in Northern Mindanao and Caraga to honor GOD and make disciples.
Lordship. We value obedience.
Because Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords,” we believe that wholehearted submission to God’s will and His Word is the starting point of the Christian faith and the foundation of all spiritual growth. (Colossians 2:6)
Evangelism. We value lost people.
Because God’s heart is to reach the lost, we seek to build churches primarily through evangelism—not transfer, through birth—not adoption. (John 3:16; Luke 19:10)
Discipleship. We value spiritual growth.
Because we are called to make disciples, our primary focus is ministering to people, not conducting meetings, facilitating programs, or building buildings. (Matthew 28:19,20)
Leadership. We value leadership development.
Because we are called to develop future leaders who will serve in the church and in the community, we prioritize leadership development. We do this by deliberately creating opportunities for young potential leaders to develop their gifts, and empowering them through identification, instruction, impartation, and internship. (2 Timothy 2:2)
Family. We value long-term relationships.
Because the family is the foundation and validation of ministry, we refuse to sacrifice our marriages and our children on the altars of temporal success. And because we believe God has called us to be a spiritual family, we embrace community, reject the idea of disposable relationships, and choose to walk in love, respect, and unity. (Psalm 127:1,3; Ephesians 4:3)
We are a member of the Every Nation family
As a founding member of Every Nation, Victory works with the following to fulfill its vision to establish churches and campus ministries in every nation:
Training Leaders. Transforming Nations.
Every Nation is a church planting movement with a vision to establish churches and campus ministries in every nation.
Every Nation Philippines World Missions
Pray. Give. Go.
Every Nation World Missions exists to establish new churches in Asia to reach new people and new cultures, empower new leaders, and plant seeds of social transformation.
Every Nation Campus
Every Nation. Every Campus.
Every Nation Campus, a campus organization that empowers students for LIFE—Leadership, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence. Its campus missionaries lead Victory’s youth services and oversee discipleship efforts in campuses all over the Philippines.
Change a Life. Change the Nation.
The Real LIFE Foundation is a Philippine non-governmental organization that exists to honor God by serving the poor and empowering their dreams.
Victory Worship is a member of Every Nation Music, which exists to write songs that propagate the mission and values of Every Nation.
Grow with us!
At Victory, we believe discipleship is a 24/7 lifestyle of following Jesus and helping others do the same, and discipleship is most effective when it happens within a community. The relationships that can be built in church and a Victory group will help you continue in your walk with God.