Mark Harrell Senior Pastor
Mark Harrell is the senior pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship. Pastor Mark has been at Victory since it was founded in 1990. After graduating from high school, Mark attended Louisiana State University, majoring in architecture. Accepting his call to the ministry, Mark transferred to Christ for the Nations, in Dallas, Texas, where he completed the Biblical Studies Curriculum. From CFNI, Mark, now married to Jeanette, accepted an associate pastorate at Bethany World Prayer Center, a 6,000 member church in Baker, Louisiana. After seven years at Bethany, the Harrells began to feel the call to plant a church. As they prayed, it became clear that Somerset, Kentucky, was the place they were called to serve.
Desiring to strengthen and unite Kentucky’s spiritual leaders, Pastor Mark established the “Kentucky Pastor’s Prayer Focus” in 2000. Through the prayer focus, Kentucky pastors come together through prayer, worship and fellowship.
Mark, Jeanette and their sons consider it a an honor to serve in the ministry at Victory.
Don Sams Associate Pastor
Don and Perri came to Victory in March of 2004 from Bethany World Prayer Center. Don worked at Bethany for 7 years, first as Missions Pastor, then as Chief of Operations and Assistant to the Senior Pastor. For the 10 years prior to working at BWPC, the Sams were missionaries in west-central Mexico. Since coming to Victory, Don’s responsibilities have included Small Group Administration, Pastoral Counseling, Teaching and Curriculum and working with the ushers and greeters. Don and Perri have been married for 26 years and have three children.
Chris Edwards Associate Pastor
Chris has been on staff at Victory since 1997. Chris leads “Marriage Makers,” a ministry to young couples. Chris’ other responsibilities include operations, teaching, preaching and keeping the rest of the staff laughing. Chris and Chrissy have been married for 10 years and have 2 daughters.
Darrell Johnson Childrens Pastor
Darrell, also known as “Pastor D”, has been in children’s ministry for 15 years. Darrell is a Missions Graduate from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Darrell and Nancy are all about changed lives and providing a fun experience for kids on their spiritual journey. “Victory Kids”, K-5 through 5th grade promotes an atmosphere of spiritual growth through a large group setting with exciting worship, wacky fictional characters, puppets, and game shows. Small groups are also provided on Wednesday nights to know God in deeper way. Come join our team!
Dr. Al Lackey Restoration Counselor
Restoration Counseling is a distinctive ministry of Victory Christian Fellowship, which provides spiritual and practical guidance therapy in times of crisis to families, youth, and singles involving various problematic circumstances.
Jonathan Harrell Youth Pastor
Jonathan, was born in Baton Rouge, LA, but moved to Somerset, KY at a young age. After graduating from Pulaski County High School, he attended University of the Cumberlands to play soccer before transferring to Eastern Kentucky University. While at EKU, God called him into ministry. Jonathan then attended and graduated from the Advanced School of Youth Ministry at Christ For the Nations. He began serving as the student pastor in September 2011. Jonathan also currently serves in the Kentucky Army National Guard, and is engaged to his fiance Jasmine Faith Strunk.
Jill Napier Secretary
Jill was raised in a godly home and has loved Jesus since a very early age. Her parents have been full- time pastors her whole life. After working in different business sectors, Jill came on staff at VCF in Jan. 2001. She considers it an honor to serve the people of this church and community. She works in the office full-time, handling phone calls, organizing our church calendar, events, correspondence, and other areas of church business. She also sings with our Praise and Worship team. Jill is married to Bubby Napier. They have two children, Korey, 21 and Erika, age 16.