Pastor Paul & Vicky Lloyd
Paul and Vicky Lloyd have been the senior pastors of Victory Outreach Manchester Church since October 2003 and are on a mission to see lives transformed through relationship with Jesus Christ. They are determined to use any influence they have been given to build people.
Victory Outreach Manchester Church began with a handful of people in one of the roughest parts of the city of Manchester. The church is now a few hundred people strong and has launched three other churches in Liverpool, London and Birmingham.
Pastor Paul is a testimony to the transforming power of Jesus Christ. He came from a good family but somehow ended up in a life of heroin addiction and violent crime for over 10 years. In 1995 a friend told him that Jesus was real and that there was a way for him to be forgiven and be freed from his lifestyle with all its guilt and pain. It wasn’t long after that that he decided to go into one of our Victory Homes in London where the course of his life completely changed. He is now the senior pastor of a thriving church in Manchester and a sought after international speaker.
He is well known for his straight forward, dynamic and humorous communication style.
Vicky came from a broken family. At a young age her life spiralled into a 10-year journey of drugs, addiction and crime. She was introduced to Jesus by a nurse as she lay in a hospital bed suffering the results of the life style she led. She soon walked in through the doors of Victory Homes where she surrendered her life to Jesus and has not looked back since. Vicky is a back to back partner to Pastor Paul, a power-house speaker and leader in her own right.
This couple has seen transformation in their own lives and therefore believe it's possible for other people.
Paul and his wife Vicky have been married since 2002 and have two children: Lilie-Grace and Tomas.
Since its humble beginning in 1967, Victory Outreach International has grown from one church to a worldwide network of over 700 churches and ministries, with locations across America, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Victory Outreach has grown into one of the largest inner-city ministries in the world meeting the needs of people from all walks of life.
For over 50 years, Victory Outreach has trained and equipped men and women to reach their full potential in life, whether it is establishing a church, building a career, or growing and nurturing a family.
In 1967, the Victory Outreach vision was to reach East Los Angeles. This vision broadened to include California, then all of America, then the entire world.
Reaching Los Angeles
Victory Outreach began with Sonny and Julie inviting drug addicts from their local community — people they did not know — into their own home. They shared the basic truth of the Gospel: God loves you and He has the power to change your life. Victory Outreach began to flourish.
In the early 1970's, various members of Pastor Sonny’s church felt an overwhelming sense of destiny. Daring to believe God, they stepped out in faith starting more Victory Outreach churches across California.
In the 1980's, Victory Outreach emerged at the forefront of mission-focused ministries. Churches were planted across America. Some of the churches began to grow and this success spurred the next daring move: Cross-cultural churches planted in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in Mexico.
Reaching the World
From the 1990's until now, it has been a time of exponential growth for the ministry in America, Europe and Asia.
The ministry of Victory Outreach is as exciting today as it was the day it was founded over 50 years ago and you can experience and witness this at Victory Outreach Manchester.