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Our Staff
Our Senior Pastor
Vincent Sawyer (BA., MDiv) from New Britain, CT came to know Jesus Christ by God's grace in March of 1976 through the personal witness of a man from Emmanuel Gospel (Baptist) Church of Newington, CT.  He is a 1984 graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN and a 1988 graduate of Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, PA, USA.  He was called to be the senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Corona, Queens, New York, where he and his wife, Terri served for 26 years in a multi-ethnic ministry representing some 40 different countries.  Pastor Sawyer started the Faith Bible Institute in 1988 and has developed a Bible College-level curriculum which has been used of God to equip the saints in practical ministry skills and Biblical & theological training.  In 2014, he founded Macedonian Call Ministries (an international ministry of training national pastors).  Vincent Sawyer is an effective Bible preacher and teacher; you will be blessed by his depth of Biblical teaching and the clarity and simplicity of his delivery. Through God's sovereign grace he was called to be the Senior Pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Port Charlotte, Florida, in April of 2016.  Vincent and Terri are blessed with four children and ten grandchildren.

  

Pastor Vincent Sawyer and his wife, Terri
Our Founding Pastor
Charles Dietterich received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1952.  His wife Ginny trusted Christ shortly thereafter, and they began a lifetime of serving the Lord together. Over the next half a century,  Brother Dietterich served as a deacon and adult Sunday school teacher at two fundamental Baptist churches in Pennsylvania, as well as building a successful career as an architect, constructing houses and church buildings.  He also served on a chalk artist evangelistic team for 15 years during that time.  The Dieterichs moved to Florida in 1991 and again began actively serving Christ at a local church. In 2004 a group of believers felt led of the Lord to start a Bible-believing church in Port Charlotte, FL, and asked for Pastor Dietterich’s help.  After much prayer, the Lord brought Victory Baptist Church into existence and Brother Dietterich served as the church’s pastor for the first 12 years until the age of 89!  God has  blessed the Dieterichs with four children, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
  
Our Deacon
Robert (“Rocky”) Braun
As a youngster and in the early days of his marriage, Rocky sometimes attended Lutheran and Methodist churches.  As the years passed, his wife Pearl often brought their three daughters to a nearby Baptist church in their hometown in Maryland, but Rocky was busy working two jobs for several decades, and church and thoughts of God were put on the back burner.  One day the Brauns were visited by the pastor of Eastern Shore Baptist Church, and they began attending.  When the pastor invited Rocky and Pearl to receive Jesus as their Redeemer and personal Savior, they realized their need and trusted Christ.  Rocky began to see that the things he had accumulated while not being a Christian had less meaning.  The Brauns grew and served the Lord through personal evangelism, visiting shut-ins, and helping with whatever needed done around the church building.  In 2012, they moved to Florida and became part of Victory Baptist Church, where Rocky serves as a deacon.  
  

Assembling is Important!
Hebrews 10:24-25 
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

We Are Here to Serve You!

  1. To Serve
    To Serve
    with God's Love
  2. You
    You
    for All People
  3. Here
    Here
    by God's Grace
Meeting Your Needs by God's Power and Grace
At Victory Baptist Church, we recognize that our greatest needs are spiritual in nature.  These are needs that only our sovereign God can meet!  He does so by His Spirit using His Word in and through the lives of His people.