Find out who we are and what we believe and why.
Who We Are
Victorious Life Church of God began in the 1940’s as Willow Run Church of God during the automobile manufacturing development era. Our congregation is part of the world’s oldest continuing Pentecostal denomination with headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. This international organization has over 5,000 churches in the United States and remains one of the fastest growing denominations with thousands of churches in other countries around the world. There are over seven million members world wide. The sun never sets on the Church of God.
Because of our almost sixty (60) years of continuing ministry here in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and our association with one of the world’s strongest Pentecostal organizations, we can offer many opportunities for spiritual help, guidance and ministry involvement. If you are looking for a church with stability and respect, Victorious Life is the church for you and your family.
In fact, WE NEED YOU! There are many hurting people in Ypsilanti and we want to be used by our Lord to help them. You and your family are welcome here and are encouraged to become involved in the many activities and ministry opportunities provided for all ages and special interest groups.
The 212 Degree Vision
This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. - Habakkuk 2:3
As a church body we must recognize the accuracy of the Statement: “To get what we’ve never had, we must do What we’ve never done.” At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils.
We believe that God has a personal plan for the life of every person. His plan includes purity of heart, peace of mind, and partnership in Kingdom Ministry. In keeping with God’s plan, we will create an inviting, affirming, love saturated atmosphere Where God’s plan can be compassionately revealed and enthusiastically embraced with a spirit of expectation, community, and belonging.
STRATEGY: Attitude, affirmation, and actions by Victorious Life Church go had-in-hand In guiding our guests to see and feel God’s plan for their lives. Victorious Life Church will be “ready” to receive guests with open hearts and open hands by maintaining hospitality excellence, superior management of facilities, and a vibrant welcome spirit that says, “God loves you and so do we!”
Pastor Garry & Terri Barton
Lead Pastor & First Lady
Terri and I consider our ministry here at Victorious Life church a privilege. It is our desire to assist you with discovering your place of connection right here in this great church.
Victorious Life Church is a caring, loving, warm, and friendly fellowship of believers from all walks of life ready to receive you with open arms. Beginning in 1940 with a handful of members, this church has grown into one of the largest Pentecostal churches in the area. With such a strong foundation (past) our future has to be bright.
The many varied programs and ministries of this church will certainly provide the training, social interaction, and spiritual growth that you and your family need. Why not make Victorious Life Church part of your life?
Prayer Chain Coordinator
John & Gloria Bishop
Ron & Ann Moore
Pastors Myron & Sonya Wright
Bishop's Prayer Circle
What We Believe