“O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.” Psalms 34:3
Victory Baptist Church of Sherwood Park was established in May of 1980 as a church planting endeavour under the leadership of Pastor David Harness. The goal from the very outset was to be an evangelistic, Bible-based church. In 1992 we were able to purchase 9.5 acres of land. Construction of our current church building began in 1998, and in April of 2000 we dedicated the building – which was built without incuring any debt – to the glory of God.
Victory Baptist Church is independent: we are not affiliated with any denomination or convention. We do fellowship and cooperate with other churches of like faith and order. We are fundamental – holding to and defending the historic foundational truths of the Christian faith. We use only the King James Bible (AV 1611) and sing the traditional songs and hymns of the faith. Furthermore, we are Baptist – believing and practicing the historic and Biblical distinctives of the Baptists such as:
- The Bible is the final authority in faith and practice;
- Salvation is by faith through grace alone;
- Baptism of believers by immersion;
- Autonomous local church government;
- The priesthood of all believers; and
- Separation of church and state.
We are an evangelistic church: we seek to faithfully preach the Gospel to the lost at home, and to those abroad through missionary outreach. Our ultimate purpose is to be to the praise and glory of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:12, 14 and 3:21).
Victory Baptist Church has a global vision. We believe in taking the Great Commission literally and believe that church planting is the key to effective world evangelism. We have planted churches throughout Alberta: New Testament Baptist Church in Edmonton; Lakeside Baptist Church in Cold Lake; and Hinton Baptist Church in Hinton. Several other members have been trained, sent out, and are now serving in other churches. We financially support over 35 missionaries and ministries throughout the world.