About Us

Our Story

Victory Baptist Church was started on November 15, 1952 with 36 charter members. D. E. Avery was the first pastor at Victory. We are located on the Northside of Jacksonville. Full of loving, caring people, Victory is blessed to be led by, Pastor Stephen Ashmore. Our ministries include Sunday School, Nursing Home, Patch the Pirate Club amongst others. We are home to Victory Christian Academy which offers an accelerated Christian education for 2 year olds through the 12th grade.
Victory Baptist Church has been fulfilling its purpose of spreading the Gospel on the north side of Jacksonville for over 60 years now. By God’s grace, we look forward to doing the same for as long as He tarries His coming.

Our Core Values


We are conservative in our approach to the Scriptures. We believe God inspired the human authors of the Bible and it is error free.

Christ Centered

We believe Christ should be at the center of everything we do as a church. In everything we do you will find Christ as the central focus.


As a body of believers we are called to care for one another. At Victory you will find a family atmosphere where caring for one another is essential.

Staff and Leaders


Stephen Ashmore
Senior Pastor



Matt Hollis 
Assistant Pastor



Kenneth Conger
Youth Pastor


Sandra Effler
Victory Christian Academy Administrator

Jennifer Fluegge
Church Secretary

Trish Sutherin
Business Administrator

Marvin Burns
Facility Manager


We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority of faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12,13). For the sake of unity and consistency, the King James Version of the Bible will be used in all preaching and teaching in the church and school ministries.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
A. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35).
B. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24, 25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).
C. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9,10; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1,2).
A. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person Who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14).
B. We believe that He is the divine Teacher Who guides believers into all truth; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (John 16:13; I John 2:20, 27; Ephesians 5:18).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:17; I Peter 1:18-19).

A. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 29-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:5).
B. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. Each of us must remember that we will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15; II Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural (Romans 6:13; 8:12, 13; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:10; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 3:5-9)
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1,2; 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-17).

A. We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of the Holy Scripture and seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 5:19,20).
B. We believe it is our responsibility to maintain missionary activities in the United States and foreign countries (Matthew 28:19-20).
A. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and, that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (I Corinthians 12:4-11; II Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12).
B. We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; I John 5:14-15).
A. We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age (Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2).
B. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 10:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
A. We believe in baptism by immersion of the believer in water one time in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit upon personal acceptance and public confession of Christ as Savior; and, that infant baptism is not valid. We believe Christ Himself established and commanded the ordinance to symbolize the Believer’s death to the old life of sin and his spiritual resurrection to the new life in Christ (Acts 2:41; 8:12; 9:18; 10:47-48; Romans 6:3-6; Matthew 28:19).
B. We believe that the Lord’s Supper or Communion is the commemoration of our Lord’s death until He comes and is to be observed by all the redeemed as commanded by Christ Himself; and, that the bread symbolizes the body of Christ and the cup symbolizes the shed blood of Christ (I Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:19,20).

We believe in the dispensational view of Bible interpretation but reject the extreme teaching known as “Hyper Dispensationalism,” such as that teaching which opposes either water baptism or the Lord’s Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this age (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and is the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; 25:41; Revelation 20:10).

We believe in that “Blessed Hope,” the personal, imminent, pretribulation and premillenial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to the earth, with His saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16; I Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Revelation 3:10).
A. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28,29; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:6,9,12,13).
B. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:42; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:13; 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16,17).
C. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6,7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).

Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you and have you visit a service.

Service Times

Sunday9:30 am, 10:30 am, 6:00 pm

Wednesday 6:45 pm


Address 10613 Lem Turner Road; Jacksonville, FL 32218

Phone 904-764-7781

Email secretary@victoryministry.com