July 1 marked the official launch of Victory City of San Fernando, our second Victory church in Pampanga. The capital city of Pampanga is known as the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines” because of its large and colorful giant lanterns. Surely, we have many reasons to celebrate!
Plans for this church plant in the heart of Central Luzon began in 2007. Different church members from Victory Angeles had already been praying for a new church plant in Pampanga. Little did they know that their prayers—made in the very venue that would one day be the site of their church—would bear fruit years later. “God showed His faithfulness by answering their prayers through the church plant,” Jerome Gutierrez, Victory City of San Fernando’s lead pastor, recounts.
What started with four Victory group leaders less than a year ago grew to 230 members being active in discipleship and volunteer ministries. “We never missed a Sunday na walang first timer,” Dolly Yambing, one of Victory City of San Fernando’s ushering ministry volunteers, shares. “At least eight to ten new people would walk in (the service).” None of them were invited by anybody already attending.
As a result, more and more Kapampangans were introduced to Jesus and shared the gospel in their respective communities.
Our Victory churches in Bulacan, as well as in neighboring Angeles and Olongapo, helped establish Victory City of San Fernando. Volunteers from Victory Fort Bonifacio and Victory Pioneer also pitched in.
“(I’m amazed at the) joint efforts of the Victory family,” Bing Tajon, one of Victory City of San Fernando’s leaders, shares. “Everyone collaborated and gave their time, resources, and effort to help us.”
Victory City of San Fernando is setting its sights on planting churches in nearby municipalities namely, Apalit, Arayat, Lubao, and Mabalacat. Pray with us for more opportunities to reach the families, campuses, business establishments, and government institutions in the City of San Fernando. We look forward to a great harvest in this city church in Pampanga!
If you have family or friends who live in the vicinity, be sure to invite them to Victory City of San Fernando! Check out our directory for more details.
Parangalan taya ing Dios at magdisipulo tamu king siyudad ning San Fernando! (Let’s honor God and make disciples in the City of San Fernando!)