Pastor Mitchell & Nellie Peterson
Pastor Mitchell Peterson is an Elder of Victory Outreach International and has been in ministry for over 30 years. Together with his wife Nellie they have pioneered churches in Venice, California & London, England.
As Regional Overseer of all Victory Outreach European Churches for 16 years, Pastor Mitchell and Nellie were directly involved in the planting of 11 churches in various parts of the world – Ireland, England, Canada, Germany and the United States.
Pastor Mitchell is a graduate of L.I.F.E. Bible College with a degree in Christian Education and Pastoral Studies. He attended Fuller Seminary majoring in Missionology and Organizational Studies and has also received acknowledgements from International, State and Local Officials.
In 2014 Pastor Mitchell and his wife Nellie established a new church in Huntington Beach, California with a heartfelt calling to reach families and effect lives with the Gospel message throughout Orange County.
Victory Outreach is an international, church-oriented Christian ministry called to the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ.
This call involves a commitment to plant and develop churches, rehabilitation homes and training centers, in strategic cities of the world.
Victory Outreach inspires and instills within people the desire to fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, belonging, and destiny.
Victory Outreach works cooperatively with others of mutual purpose in accomplishing the task before us.
Victory Outreach is the recognized leader in the field of sustainable transformational ministry. Since 1967 they have helped thousands of people take control of their lives.
From their simple beginning, they have grown into an international organization, carrying the hope and message of Jesus Christ to the four corners of the earth.
Throughout the years, they have strived for excellence. They have reorganized their corporate structure to enhance administration and facilitate growth.
They have provided state of the art training for their pastoral staff and leadership, and have raised the expectations of their staff to new levels of proficiency.
They have taken steps to make sure the legacy of Victory Outreach continues for generations to come.
In over 700 Victory Outreach churches and centers worldwide, it is compassion that triumphs…faith that endures.
Since their humble beginning in 1967, Victory Outreach grew from one church to a worldwide network of over 700 churches and ministries, with locations across America and in 30 countries from the Philippines to the Netherlands. They have grown into one of the largest inner-city ministries in the world meeting the needs of people from all walks of life.
For over 48 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.
The following timeline illustrates the growth and development of Victory Outreach International. In 1967, their 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 by Sonny and Julie by 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 that he had the power to change their lives. Victory Outreach was born and began to flourish.
In the early 1970s, members of Pastor Sonny’s church felt an overwhelming sense of destiny: They dared to believe God and stepped out in faith starting Victory Outreach churches across California. They had little financial support, and in some cases, had no friends or contacts in cities they embraced as their own. Faith began to swell in the heart of every Victory Outreach member.
In the 1980s, Victory Outreach emerged to 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: A cross-cultural church planted in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in Mexico.
Reaching the World
From the 1990s onward, it has been a time of explosive growth for the ministry, both in the U.S.A. and abroad. Currently, a full one-third of all Victory Outreach churches planted are overseas which has added a strong international flair to the ministry. However, the primary focus of the ministry continues to be meeting needs within the inner cities of America.
They are poised on the brink of a new era of growth and development. The ministry of Victory Outreach is as exciting today as was the day it was founded over 48 years ago.