Our Vision,
Our Team,
Our Core Values

Loving We love God, We love People, We love the Church, We love our community

GrowingWe are growing individually, we are growing as a Church, we are growing families, we are growing the next generation, we are growing the Kingdom of God

ReachingWe are reaching through serving, through giving, through community outreach and world missions, we are reaching in our daily lives where we live

We Exist We exist to see people everywhere live victorious lives through Jesus Now and to spend Eternity with Him in Heaven.

Motto Scripture –  
Thanks be to God who gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:57
Leadership Team

Pastor Ed Akers Senior Pastor & Co-Founder

Pastors Ed is a lifelong resident of the southwest area of Central Ohio. He graduated from Westland High School and married his high school sweetheart Tammie. He got his degree in Radialogic Technologies in 1981 and worked 20 years as a Cardiac Cath Tech, all the while working in his local church. He has worked as a Children’s Christian Ed Director, Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and Church Planter and now a Senior Pastor since 1996. He has had experience in all aspects of Pastoral Counseling as well as traveling abroad for short term missions, crusade and conference speaking. God has touched his life and Pastor Ed has been privileged to see the miraculous in healings and in signs and wonders, as well as witnessing over 25,000 people come to faith in Christ in foreign crusades and local church ministry.

Family, Friends and Relationships are number one to Ed. He is blessed with two wonderful daughters, Joni and Bethany and son Will. Joni is married to Brent (VLC’s Associate Senior Pastor) and have given them two wonderful grandchildren Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Harper and Willow.  Bethany is married to Zack and has also given them more precious grandchildren in Grae, Eisley, Lincoln and Everly.
Pastor Ed enjoys traveling,playing golf, riding his Motorcycle, baseball and watching old movies. Most of all  serving God and spending time with his family! It is his desire to be a blessing to all of those God allows him to serve!
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Pastor Tammie Akers, Worship Pastor & Co-Founder

The presence of the Lord is manifested as Pastor Tammie Akers and the Victorious Living Worship Team lead in powerful anointed praise and worship. She has a passion to lead people into the presence of God.

Pastor Tammie has been actively and mightily used of God in praise and worship ministry for the past 20 years. She has led the Worship and Arts Ministry at Victorious Living for the past 17 years. Her heart is to bring the people of God into an intimate and real worship experience, one that is focused on reaching His face and not simply His hand.

Pastor Tammie is co-founder of Victorious Living with her husband Pastor Ed Akers. Pastor Tammie also directs the “IMAGE” Women’s Ministry of Victorious Living. This dynamic ministry is geared at teaching gained victory over her own past abuse and hurts. She has conquered low self-esteem issues and has a passion to see those damaged by abuse healed and delivered. Her testimony has helped set many free from the bondages of their past.

Pastor Tammie enjoys playing golf with her husband, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her highest calling is as a wife to her husband Ed, and as a mother to her daughters Joni and Bethany, son Will, as well as the world’s greatest grandmother to her grandchildren, Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Graeson, Eisley, Lincoln, Harper and Everly and Willow!

Pastor Brent Powell,  Senior Executive Pastor

Brent’s passion is to see the reality of Jesus Christ brought to all generations. To see all generations mature into, and fulfill the Destiny that God has given to each one.

Brent has been in active pursuit of growing the kingdom of God in the local church for more then 15 years. Serving in whatever capacity is needed to see the Kingdom of God advanced and expanded. Those roles have ranged from children’s pastor, youth pastor, young adults, small groups, associate pastor, executive pastor, and conference speaker. Brent believes in having a whatever it takes approach and attitude to everything we do for Christ. That is reflected in his heart for connecting with people and reaching out to the hurting and broken.

Brent enjoys sports, movies, laughing, and spending time with his family. Brent has been married to his wife Joni for over 12 years and they have five beautiful children Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Harper and Willow.

You can connect with Pastor Brent via Facebook at



Carl Ranshaw

Bill Smith



Christina Smith, Youth Minister
Mike Baisden, Dream Team Administrator
Ralph Smith, Ministry Management
Teri Curtin, Finance
Kristen Baisden, Life Groups
Don and Kay Morehart, Outreach
Israel Freemen, Audio/Visual and Web
Laura Ranney DesLaurier, Hospitality and Follow Up


  Our Core Values

Grace and Truth– We value God’s Word, the Bible, as absolute Truth, while embracing God’s Amazing Grace.

Not About Us– Jesus is first, everything we do is about Him and for Him. We have a church environment that prefers Jesus, and where we prefer others.

Diversity– We will be welcoming of all people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Legacy– Leaving something of value to the next generation is important to us. Our children and youth are our most prized possession and will receive top priority. They are the church of now.
Holy Spirit– we desire and seek after the presence of God, the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit are active in our services, events and daily lives. It is this spiritual power that gives each of us true victory and freedom.
Generous and Kind– we strive to be the most loving church possible, one that is generous and kind, and judgment free. We treat everyone with respect on their journey to discover Jesus. We do not tolerate a toxic environment, but instead promote a caring and loving family culture.
Excellence– We never settle for good enough when excellence is available. We set the standards high.
Growing – Our goal is to have a life and church that is constantly growing. Our personal growth as a follower of Jesus results in a growing church.

Bold– We will never be timid about Jesus. We take risky and bold action to share Jesus with others. We boldly raise up new leaders, and take risks in sending these leaders to plant churches and do outreach.

Causes– We serve our church, our community and the world by partnering with missions and charities. We use our resources for the greater good.

Better Together– We are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Friendships are essential to a fulfilling life; small groups are where friendships are nurtured and true ministry happens. Every person has something to offer and are important to the life of this church. We rely on a team approach to ministry, that is built on the foundation of being  a servant to all.

Health A life of Victory in every way is possible, we promote lifestyles of health in our bodies, relationships, families and spiritual lives.