Hi! I am Rick Bowen, the pastor at Victory Temple. Recently I felt it important to add this page to our website.

As I looked across the church landscape, locally and nationally, it occured to me that a shift was taking place! This shift was happening so fast that many dizzy, dazzled, damaged, and dead (spiritually speaking) people were left in its wake! Up until now, there has been a relatively slow, but sure, transition taking place in the American church where protocol, propriety, even morals and doctrine were evolving into the kind that might be described as "seeker friendly".

A significant amount of time has transpired since this began; so there were many that didn't seem to recognize the degree of change that occured. As a result many wound up compromising their Biblical stance and some even gave up. Upon giving up, some attacked the positions they once held and even the people that held them.

Now I feel impressed of the Holy Spirit to prophetically state that the distinction between the true church and the false church is going to become more apparent to the discerning. This will cause many to have to make difficult choices. Should I attend a church where there is  a watered down message, or should I seek out the truth, even as God is seeking the true worshippers?!

So my answer to you is this. If you are attending a Bible believing church now, continue to do so! Support and participate in that church with all your might and commitment. If you are not attending a local church, or if you are not in a church that points to the Bible as the one and only standard of truth, its time to get in a church where you still hear about the blood, the cross, repentance, holiness, the coming of the Lord, right living, the Holy Spirit and His gifts. It is time to find a church where true worship is happening each week!

Another thing that necessity has imposed upon us because of the times is the need to decide which side you are on. Approximately a year ago the American public began a slide into uncertain waters of strange behaviors. The slide at first was slow and then rapidly overtook the majority. Impeachment, false flags, virus, masks, vaccines, another impeachment, lockdowns, social distancing, avoiding, shaming, doxing, outing, hating, insults, slurs, identity politics, theft, fraud, rampant lying, etc. These came so fast, the ability to process and assess was difficult for many that "meant well"! Actually it wasn't too easy on anyone. Now with time to see the connections and agendas that some in power have, we can't just say it doesn't matter whose side you are on. When one side in particular aligns with antibiblical precepts and the other side facilitates it or tolerates it, it behooves those of us that see beyond the smokescreens and facades of propaganda!We must make the choice that Joshua did, "as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!" This means we can't afford to float idly downstream with the latest wave of doctrine and cultural pressure. We have to say it does matter who I vote for. We have to care overtly about the country we live in. We must uphold truths gleaned from history, hertitage and honor. 

You won't be happy in VT if you don't expect that the person in the pulpit will address the issues of the day, sometimes directly. You will find that the prophets of old did the same. We have chosen to seek a balanced prophetic view, platform and launching pad from our place of worship. We have chosen this so we can please God with our obedience and hoping to impact the surrounding area with salt and light. We will hold up the blood stained banner of the WORD until He comes again!

If this describes you, come see us soon! Look for the schedule of services on the home page or the event tab.

May 2024 be your best ever as you put the Lord first in your life! This year's theme for us is SOAR (Swords Out And Ready) through the door with more in 2024
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