We are an open book. We want to be as transparent a church as possible. We are very open with our goals and ambitions through Christ. Feel free to ask us anything you want!


Helping People Become Who God Created Them To Be

There are four stages to how we do this. 


We help you Know God through our weekly services - a time of intentional teaching from the Bible. Being involved with the local church will help you to learn who God is on a deeper level.


We help you find freedom through connecting in Small Groups - connecting with others helps to form deeper, more meaningful relationships in a place where you are free to be yourself.


We help you discover purpose through Growth Track - a series of classes designed to help you discover your unique gifts and your special place in the church.


We help you make a difference through connecting you to the Dream Team - serving through various forms of volunteering.

who we are:

Here’s the deal. The one thing that Victory Church cares about more than anything else is God. And because God loves you more than anything, so do we. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help you become who He created you to be. Victory Church is a family of imperfect people who strive each day to follow Jesus, and to help others do so as well. Because we love Him, and we love you.

where we come from:

Victory Church has been around since 1994, starting out in a small storefront in Garner. Our vision has always been for our church to be welcoming to all, regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender.

where we're going:

Here’s the bottom line. You may have already gathered that we love God and we love people. Well our goal is to help the people we love meet the God we love: plain and simple. Because when you meet Him, you can’t help but change. As Victory Church moves forward, we want to move forward together to where He has called us. 

what this means for you:

What does this mean for you? Well most importantly, it doesn’t matter where you come from or who you are. God has a plan for you. And if you don’t know what that is, we can help you figure that out. You are welcome here, and we are saving you a seat! Wherever you are in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted here! Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you’d like to get in touch with someone directly, click here.  


 say hello to the leadership team at Victory Church

Our Pastor
Executive Pastor
Pastoral Team
Creative Team
Administrative Team
Our Pastor

Mitch Horton

Senior Pastor

Mitch had a deep experience with God in 1976 just three weeks before his 18th birthday. Six months later he felt the call to ministry and changed his desired vocation from Electronics Engineering to ministry.  Mitch began attending his first Bible school in 1977 in his home town of Florence S.C, and there met his future wife Susan. They were married in 1979 and later both graduated from Rhema Bible College. Since that time, Mitch has been involved in various forms of ministry: from serving on staff at Grace Church in Tulsa for six years to pioneering a church in South Carolina, then traveling as an itinerant minister, and serving as an associate pastor in his home town. Mitch eventually came to North Carolina in 1994 where he assumed the role of pastor at what was then Auburn Christian Church.

 Over the years, Mitch also obtained a Master of Divinity Degree from Christian Life School of Theology. From the early beginning at that small church on Garner Road in the Auburn community of Raleigh, God has grown a fledgling group into the thriving church now known as Victory Church.

Mitch and his wife Susan have four grown children who are all married and have families of their own. His son Jon and his wife Kristelle have two children, Loïc and Maéla. His daughter Sarah and her husband Michael Vivona, have blessed Mitch and Susan with a granddaughter named Gabriella. And Mitch and Susan’s daughter Jessica and her husband Geoff Jones have one daughter, Sadie. Their daughter Lindsay is married to Kelton Cox. Mitch says that he would love for ALL of his four children to have four children of their own! Mitch loves his family and loves, loves, loves being a granddad.

In his spare time, Mitch enjoys long-distance cycling on the Neuse River trail. In his time off you may find him on one of the cycling trails that surround Raleigh. He also enjoys yard work around his house. As an avid reader, Mitch enjoys some chill time with a good book while sitting in a park, at Starbucks, or lounging at home. 

Pastor Mitch blogs daily at www.mitchhorton.com It’s relevant and full of the Word! 


You will find Mitch and his wife Susan to be down-to-earth people who enjoy conversation and friendship. 

Executive Pastor
Pastoral Team
Creative Team
Administrative Team


The Bible
Jesus And Salvation
Who God Is, And Who We Are
The Holy Spirit
Water Baptism
Living As Believers
Second Coming & Eternity