What We Believe at VWC
The Great Commission
We believe in the Great Commission and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love and compassion to all people. Therefore, we strive to be Christ-like. We are Apostolic in doctrine, Pentecostal in experience, and evangelistic in mission.
As Spirit-filled Christians, we are to wholeheartedly love God and others. We should live a holy life both inwardly and outwardly and worship God joyfully. We are to bear the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The supernatural gifts of the Spirit are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14).
The Holy Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (II Timothy 3:15-17).
We believe in only One God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
We believe Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).
Holy Spirit Baptism
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4).
Gifts of the Spirit
We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps, and government (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11).
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Charles Gonzales
Born in Salinas, CA and raised in San Antonio, TX, Rev. Charles Gonzales has been in Oklahoma since 2008 and now loves it more than Texas. His wife, Sara, is a native of Oklahoma, and they have four beautiful daughters.
Rev. Gonzales has served in several ministries such as: Assistant Pastor, Youth, Music, Sunday School, Prison Chaplain, and Church Administration. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. He holds a ministerial license with United Pentecostal Church International. He is currently attending Urshan Graduate School of Theology and will graduate with a Master of Theological Studies Degree in April of 2021.
Interests: family, serving and loving people, outdoors, reading, music, leadership, and studying
Victory Worship Center is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International