Carmel’s Story

The first time you visit Victory, be prepared to feel welcomed — just ask Carmel Gray.

“The minute I drove in the driveway, everyone was waving, and I was honking,” Carmel says with a bright smile.

It was Carmel’s son who invited her to attend a service at Victory. “He said, ‘Mom, you’ll really like it.” And she did.

“I love it,” she says. “It sets the mood for you; it sets the pace.”

A place that messes with the methods, Carmel says Victory is a place for people of all ages. Carmel’s friend, agrees. “The music really speaks to me. The spirit builds me up. It’s exciting to be at Victory because people make it exciting to be there.”

The message keeps both friends coming back each week.

“Pastor Kelly and Pastor Ralph take passages from the Bible and relate them to real, everyday life,” says Carmel. “It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being imperfect.”

Now Carmel is eager to tell others about Victory and invite them to join her. “I think everyone deserves to have that same feeling it got,” she says. “When you like something, don’t you tell your friends?”

“The music really speaks to me. The spirit builds me up. It’s exciting to be at Victory because people make it exciting to be there.”

“It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being imperfect.”