Who We Are
We are a dynamic, multicultural church focused on reaching and instilling hope and new beginnings in the broken people of Metro New York City and beyond. We exist to help you take your next step with God.
Our Local Story
Victory Outreach was born on October 8, 1997 to a team of 5 people in the living room of an apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, under the leadership of Pastor Eddie and Mari Ramírez. This vision was born when Pastor Eddie and his wife visited New York and saw that although there were many churches, there were not many that offered the kind of ministry that Victory Reach offers. During these years, Victory Outreach has been able to establish itself in the community as a respected ministry, and they have been able to collaborate with the local precinct, community leaders, or other respected organizations to make a difference in Brooklyn, N.Y. We have also been able to open recovery houses to combat the plague and curse of gangs and drug and alcohol abuse. We have been able to witness that the Lord can change even impossible cases!
Our Strategy is to Reach, Establish, Equip, and Release people to God’s plan for their lives.
- Presidential Roundtable Membership Recognition
- En El Dia Del Pastor
- Assembly of God, Diligent Christian Leader Award
- Rising Voices, Profiles in Leadership, Nestle USA, Inc.
- The National Bo Jack Humanitarian Award
- Word of Life School of Theology, Doctor of Ministry Award
- Kiwanis of Boyle Heights Award, President Sandy Pina
- Angel Award, Christian Broadcasting Association
- Amsterdam, Lelystad, Den Helder, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht, Victory Outreach, Appreciation Award
- Alcance Victoria, Las Vegas.
- Victory Outreach Sports Ministry, Appreciation Award
- England, Ireland, Scotland and India, Victory Outreach, Appreciation Award from the Mission Field
History of Victory Outreach
For 50 years, Victory Outreach has trained and equipped men and women to reach their full potential in life, whether it is establishing a church, building a career, or growing and nurturing a family.
The following timeline illustrates the growth and development of Victory Outreach International. In 1967, our vision was to reach Los Angeles. This vision broadened to include California, then all of America, then the entire world.
Victory Outreach was founded in 1967 by Sonny and Julie Arguinzoni when they invited people from their local community — people they did not know — into their own home. They shared the basic truth of the Gospel: God loves them and has the power to change their lives. Victory Outreach was born and began to flourish.
In the early 1970s, members of Pastor Sonny’s church felt an overwhelming sense of destiny: They dared to believe God and stepped out in faith starting Victory Outreach churches across California. They had little financial support, and in some cases, had no friends or contacts in cities they embraced as their own. Faith began to swell in the heart of every Victory Outreach member.
In the 1980s, Victory Outreach emerged to the forefront of mission-focused ministries. Churches were planted across America. Some of the churches began to grow to over 1,000 members. This success spurred the next daring move: A cross-cultural church planted in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
From the 1990s onward, it has been a time of explosive growth for the ministry, both here and abroad. Currently, a full one-third of all Victory Outreach churches planted are overseas which has added a strong international flair to the ministry. However, the primary focus of the ministry continues to be meeting needs within America.
We are poised on the brink of a new era of growth and development. The ministry of Victory Outreach is as exciting today as was the day it was founded 40 years ago.