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Victory Fellowship Church growing

1/2/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

The Rev. David Duncan, shown with his wife, Doris, ministers to the congregation at Victory Fellowship Church.
Photo courtesy of David Duncan

GREEN — Victory Fellowship Church grew out of a home Bible study group, according to the Rev. David Duncan.

Duncan said he and his wife, Doris, grew up in Green and graduated from Green High School. He served as a pastor in New York for the past 28 years and said they returned to the area because it’s “where our heart is.”

Duncan said he began hosting a Bible study group in his home about one year ago, but as of Dec. 1, a group of 20 to 30 people have begun meeting as Victory Fellowship Church at the John Torok Community and Senior Center, located 4224 Massillon Road.

Duncan said Victory Fellowship Church is a nondenominational and evangelical church that is “all about people.” Duncan explained the phrase comes from Hebrews 10:23-24, which he said means, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Duncan stated he believes people need each other and good Bible teaching that answers hard questions and encourages the spirit in the middle of these tough times and challenging days.

“Our mission at Victory Fellowship Church is to make people better and happier,” he said. “We offer a place of worship where everyone is valued and loved. We preach the ‘good news’ of Jesus Christ. We offer an upbeat, fun-loving and positive place.

“We offer fellowship and focus on encouragement, not on what should not be done,” he added. “Anyone looking for a close-knit group, to be part of a church family, to not be judged and be themselves, and for a place to grow as a Christian believer, this is the place.”

Duncan said church members are currently focused on outreach and serving the community, and they do that by attending sporting and other community events to give away bottles of water and get to know others in the community.

Duncan said he drives a school bus for Green Local School District and his wife works for a business in Green.

Victory Fellowship Church offers a contemporary service with music Sundays at 10 a.m., and doughnuts and coffee are available at 9:30 a.m., according to Duncan.

If a month has a fifth Sunday, the group will have breakfast together. Also, small Bible study groups meet Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at members’ homes, with more sessions to be added.

The public is invited to attend a service to learn more about the church.

For more information, visit the church on Facebook.

 

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