How Did Vassar Victory Center Come About?
The History of Our Church
In 1973, Rev. Thomas Trask, then Pastor of Saginaw First Assembly, formerly the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, saw
numbers of people coming to the church in Saginaw, Michigan from the town of Vassar. In response to this need and the Holy Spirits leading a new work was begun. The church was planted, and an independent ministry began to serve the comunity that continues today.
The church was chartered in April 1973 and originally located at 328 Prospect as the "Assembly of God" Vassar, MI. Rev. Dan Brown, Saginaw First Youth Pastor, fullfilled interim ministry until the pastor Donald Shark could arrive in July 1973. Later that year, the name changed to "Chapel Hill Assembly of God."
After years of challenge, the church was about to close. Rev. Max McCloud, then the pastor at Tuscola Assembly, felt God call him to accept the pastorate at Chapel Hill in 1983. Under his leadership the church grew, and a maturing took place. Larger facilities were soon necessary. And by many miraculous events, the church moved to its current location at 800 State Rd. in January 1992. Rev. McCloud retired in 1995, after serving for over 12 years. Following Rev.McCloud was Rev. Pete Inman who served from August 1995 to May 1999.
Rev. Wally Reames came to serve as pastor in September 1999. In January of 2007 the church changed its name to "LifeLine Victory Center". The Purpose of this change was to better identify with the vision the Lord has laid out before the body in being His hands extended and offering a life-line to all those in need. It was Pastor Wally's ambition to teach people how "Real Life and Real Faith Connect". Rev Wally Reames resigned in July 2014 after serving for 15 years.
The arrival of Rev. Mark Seppo as our new pastor in September 2015 marked "a new day" for Lifeline VICTORY Center!
Our name has now changed to VASSAR VICTORY CENTER.