Victory Christian Center34500 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
History: In February, 1982, Jeff Walker packed his Toyota and headed for Palm Springs with one hundred dollars in his pocket and a sense of purpose in his heart. Victory Christian Center (VCC) began in the living room of Connie Diaz that month and, after a year, had grown to fourteen people. I remember calling my dad and giving him the details of the churchs one year development. Upon hearing the news, he offered to send me money to come home. Funny thing was, I thought I was doing great! Walker recalls with a deep laugh. All I knew was I was to Go to Palm Springs and start a church. In the first eight years of ministry, church growth dictated changes in rented facilities in Cathedral City. We moved from a small building on Commercial Road to the Alpha Beta Shopping Center at Date Palm and Highway 111, then the Gas Company building on Kieley Road (interspersed with short stints at the Cathedral City Presbyterian Church, Nellie Coffman Middle School and a Palm Springs movie theatre), while church offices moved from Perez Road to 33rd Street. Land on Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage began to be acquired in 1985, eventually totaling the eleven acres the church holds today. In 1990, the first building was completed. Since then, a church office building, the combination Fellowship Hall/Classroom expansion, and the //oneighty Youth building have been added. The ministry of VCC has flourished in the desert and, today, calls for three Sunday morning services in addition to the evening and midweek services. The church offers extensive small group ministry as well as adult, youth and childrens programs. Outreach ministry includes missions in more than twenty-five countries around the world, our Bread of Life Food Bank, Assisted Living, Prison and childrens ministries as well as several seasonal community outreaches. As a life-long learner, Dr. Walker is passionate about educational opportunities for both the congregation and the community. Victory Christian Preschool is a year-round state licensed facility while Victory Christian Academy provides educational opportunities to students from kindergarten to 5th grade. Our goal is to provide a Christ-centered environment and curriculum that nurtures a childs spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth and development. Southern California Christian College celebrates more than twenty years of equipping adults to fulfill their God-ordained destiny and preparing leaders for a life of learning and effective ministry. As a result of tremendous church growth and leader preparation, VCC has had the opportunity to plant several churches in Southern California. Victory Christian Center of Yucca Valley has recently celebrated eleven years of ministry in the high desert. Spirit & Truth Worship Center in 29 Palms and Victory Christian Center of Los Angeles located in Glendale, whose Senior Pastors are graduates of Southern California Christian College, are the most recent churches added to the Victory family.