27 Oct 2017

Joel Osteen to Speak at 2017 COGIC Holy Convocation


Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, will be the Special Guest Speaker when members of the country’s largest Black Pentecostal denomination gather in St. Louis for their annual Holy Convocation.

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced in April that Osteen would be speaking Nov. 8 during its 110th Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Church of God in Christ, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is a Pentecostal denomination whose 19th century founders were inspired by John Wesley’s Holiness movement. The denomination, led by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, counts 12,000 churches and 6.5 million people among its members in the U.S. Most of COGIC’s members are African American.

Osteen has shared that he “grew up with my dad being Pentecostal.” He also studied at Oral Roberts University, which was named after the Pentecostal evangelist of the same name.

Under his parents’ leadership, Lakewood Church reportedly attracted a strong Pentecostal and charismatic following.

“My church now is filled with people of every denomination,” Osteen previously told The Christian Post when asked about growing up with Pentecostal roots.

It was unknown what kind of message Osteen will deliver during the Church of God in Christ’s Holy Convocation, although the popular pastor and author is known for his think-positive messages. Osteen has also been accused of preaching a watered-down gospel message. Pastor Joel Osteen paid an impromptu visit to Mason Temple, the central headquarters of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), in Memphis Tennessee in October 2016. Presiding Bishop of COGIC and pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Charles E. Blake, spoke at great length with Osteen  about their calling to continue to share the good news of the Gospel wherever the Lord leads them.

The Church of God in Christ reported that 2016’s Holy Convocation attracted more than 40,000 visitors to St. Louis. This year’s gathering, providing a time of consecration, refreshing and renewal, was schedule to take place Nov. 6-14.

19 Jun 2017

Holy Convocation So California 3rd Jurisdiction

Don’t miss the Southern California Third Jurisdiction Holy convocation, starting at 7:00 pm nightly at Friendly Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Victorville Ca. Guest speakers include General Board member of the Church of God in Christ; bishop J. Drew Sheard. Dont miss the Joyful Noize Musical on Friday June 23, 2017 ,tickets are only $10 at the door.

03 Feb 2017

Administrative Assistant Superintendent Michael Eaddy and the power of the Preservation of Life Campaign. Murders in Chicago have reached historic levels. But God has allowed Chairman Eaddy to be a beacon and example of Godly strength. WGN 9 News has recognized his courageous leadership as an integral spiritual leader in the city of Chicago. As the world takes note of this powerful Preservation of Life Campaign, let us rally behind Chairman Eaddy and this great church initiative.

click the link below to see video about the PLC campaign

Chicago man says help with city’s violence lies in historic book

15 Sep 2016

Greater Victory Church Cruise 2016


The Church Cruise and Anniversary celebration was a wonderful fun filled vacation! This is not the first time Greater Victory has done a Church Cruise, but this one was special. Pastor Martin and 1st Lady Ida Martin also renewed their wedding vows to celebrate their 40th Anniversary! We had one on the largest groups on the Ship, 50 plus members and friends.

The cruise was a 7 day Mexican Rivera cruise with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Matazlan, and Puerto Vallarta.  Everyone was excited, especially those on their (maiden voyage) first cruise. We traveled first class on a motor coach that picked up everyone and their luggage at the church and took us to Long Beach for the cruise. It was a stress free trip with our driver, Minister Flagg-Martin at the wheel. The main Event, (Anniversary Vows Renewal) took place on the second day of the cruise. The Event was well attended and the Young couple were surrounded by Family and friends.

There were so many great moments, I can’t possibly tell everything here. For more pictures and videos go to @greatervictory on Facebook, or Greater Victory Church on Youtube

07 Aug 2016

Women’s Department Annual Luau 2016

The Annual Women’s Department Luau was held today at 5;00pm, Hosted by the Women of Greater Victory. As Always there was lots of Food, Games, and decorations that made the Luau theme come to life. the assortment of fresh fruit, sweets and don’t forget the ” Tiki bar” Laui5made for a relaxing atmosphere, there were games to keep the kids engaged.

This Annual event at Greater Victory comes from the creative mind of our own 1st Lady Martin. Many women in the Inland empire have been blessed bu these annual events, which help bring Christian women together to share and have fun at the same time.