The Early Years
Where Trials Meet Triumph
The Victorious Living Church of God was formed out of a hunger to experience more of God. In 1993 there were five of us who committed ourselves to prayer and fasting; believing that God would show up and send the needed revival that was so desperately desired. It was in prayer that God directed and later confirmed by several witnesses that HE would send revival and birth a new ministry to lead his people into victory.
In 1997 with the blessing of my pastor, Victorious Living Church of God was formed, and the work of the ministry began. Now the difficult task of finding a location begins and through a series of closed doors and Godly encounters we landed at the Fernwood Park District, 10436 S. Wallace. It was there that we embraced the theme, “Where Trials Meet Triumph”.
The Journey Continues
God Speaks – The Manifestation of Vision
God Speaks. In August 1999, God revealed to Pastor Blair through prayer that the time had come for the church to have a permanent home and stop wandering in the wilderness like the children of Israel. So, Pastor Blair with the full support of the executive board and other leaders stepped out in faith and secured a loan for a property they had not yet seen. In late September the Spirit of the Lord directed him to 270 E. 14th Street in Chicago Heights, Il, and with a contract in hand, he negotiated the purchase of what was then the True Holiness Church. The deal was signed and sealed and two days before Thanksgiving Day the property was delivered over into the hands of pastor Blair. With keys in hand, he, lady Blair and a couple of the members immediately walked into the place that would be home for the next 9 years. Prayer, Praise, and Thanksgiving were made in that place on that day for it was evident that God was truly on our side.
The next few months were filled with renovations; new roof, windows, doors, tuckpointing, fiberglass baptism pool installed, all new carpeting, chandeliers, HVAC… Shortly after the dust all settled, the glory of God moved, and Pastor Blair declared that God said he was going to pay off the mortgage within the next 6 months. In August 2003, we retired the mortgage of the church. In October 2003, we celebrated this momentous affair at the Chateau Bu’She with our Diocesan Bishop Arthur M. Brazier.
Greater is Coming
God Makes A Way
Greater Is Coming. God let us know not to get comfortable in reaching early success. He called us to do more in another area of town.”Find a ministry in this area that needs a facility and be a blessing unto them. Go above and beyond what anyone else would do so they know I’m working on their behalf just as I am working in your favor.” Within a few weeks, Pastor Blair identified the ministry that God had chosen to be our new home. VLCG began anew in Chicago Heights, IL.
In January of 2008 God called us to grow yet again. We found the future Home of Victorious Living Church of God in South Holland, Il. The building and the parking lot was under 4’ of snow, and the property was just listed on the MLS that morning; when we called the listing agent she advised us that 18 other ministries had already made appointments to walk the facility.
BUT GOD cannot lie. We toured the property, praying at the same time and heard God say again this is it. We closed on the property and held the first service on Mother’s Day 2008. God has continued to bless our ministry. God is saving souls and igniting our hearts. We are on fire for him and still looking for more of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20 –The Visionary – Pastor Blair
Sunday Worship Service
In-Person and Virtual – 11:30 AM
Bible Study – Wednesdays
Virtual – 7:00PM
15400 S. State Street
South Holland, Il. 60473