Rev. Richard P. Sfameni is the founding pastor of Victory Church and has a passion to reach the lost and to present Scripture-filled preaching. Pastor Richard has engaged in cross-cultural communication within his congregation and throughout the City of Providence. He has also taught dozens of Global University courses to members of his congregation and other local churches. He graduated from Zion Bible College, now known as Northpoint Bible College, in 1986 and from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in May of 2007 with a Master of Arts in Urban Ministry. Pastor Richard received his ordination in 1991 through the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
His heart for missions has taken him to Romania, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Amsterdam, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi, where he has conducted teaching seminars to pastors and leaders. Since 2005, Pastor Richard has been the Presbyter of the Rhode Island Section of the Southern New England Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.
As Co-Pastor of Victory Church, Rev. Lisa J. Sfameni is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She is an anointed worship leader, speaker and singer. She also graduated from Zion Bible College in 1986. For 30 years, she has ministered alongside her husband. Pastor Lisa travels and ministers to women at retreats, conferences, and church services. She has traveled to Kenya and Burundi with her husband teaching seminars for women in ministry. She has also recorded three gospel music CDs and a Christmas CD.
The story of our church began over 32 years ago in a small storefront located on Branch Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, where a small group of devout believers met with a heart for God and the City of Providence. Through outreach in the local communities and meeting together faithfully every week, Victory grew and moved to a new building located on Admiral Street, where the church continued to experience revival as they prayed for their city and showed the love of Jesus to those who attended the church. Victory continued to grow and moved again in 2003 to our present building located on Veazie Street. Through the hard work and prayers of the members, an old jewelry factory became a place of worship for all nations for people to come and experience the Presence of God, and to this day remains a safe place for people to come as they are and experience God’s love and grace no matter their background.
Victory continues to grow and have an impact both locally and globally through weekly services, dynamic Life Groups, weekly outreaches in our city, and supporting missionaries all over the world. No matter your age, Victory has something for all ages starting from birth!
We are a family that loves people and loves growth. Our Pastoral staff has a passion for the Word of God and a heart for coming alongside people to walk with them through life. Life is not easy, but there is a promise from Jesus that He is with us always. We love our church, we love our city, and we love Jesus! If you are looking for a church, you are welcome to visit anytime!
The story of our church began over 30 years ago in a small storefront located on Branch Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island where a small group of devout believers met with a heart for God and the city of Providence. Through outreach in the local communities and meeting together faithfully every week Victory grew and moved to a new building located on Admiral Street where the church continued to experience revival as they prayed for their city and showed the love of Jesus to those who attended the church. Victory continued to grow and moved again in 2003 to a building located on Veazie Street. Through the hard work and prayers of the members, an old jewelry factory became a place of worship for all nations for people to come and experience the presence of God and to this day remains a safe place for people to come as they are and experience God’s love and grace no matter their background.
Victory continues to grow and have an impact both locally and globally through weekly services, dynamic Small Groups, weekly outreaches in our city and supporting and supporting missionaries all over the world. No matter your age Victory has something for all ages starting from birth!
We are a family that loves people and loves growth. Our Pastoral staff has a passion for the Word of God and a heart for coming alongside people to walk with them through life. Life is not easy but there is a promise from Jesus that He is with us always. We love our church, we love our city, and we love Jesus. If you are looking for a church you are welcome to visit any time!
The vision of Victory is to REACH the lost, RESTORE the broken, and REVIVE the believer.
Victory Church exists to expand the Kingdom of God at the local level in the City of Providence and surrounding areas, by creating a place for people to experience and encounter the love of Jesus through music, relevant messages and dynamic Life Groups. The expansion of the Kingdom of God continues at a global level through the support of missionaries throughout our nation and around the world as they spread the Gospel to all people groups. The church is not a building – it is the people, and by going into the city to meet people where they are, running a soup kitchen from our Cafe, and continually looking for how we can help our community in practical ways, we hope to win our city to Jesus so people can experience true freedom from the troubles of this world.
The God we serve is a redeeming God, and the stories of redemption of the people at Victory will not only encourage you, they will help you to see that no matter what has happened in your past, there is a place where you can experience freedom, healing and deliverance and we invite you to come visit us. We can’t wait to meet you and maybe one day hear your story!
Sunday Worship 10:00AM
Nursery (Ages B-5)
Kid's Church (Ages 6-11)
Life Groups 7:00 PM
Teens (Ages 12-18) 7:00 PM
Nursery (Ages B-5) 7:00 PM Children's Church (Ages 6-11)
Nursery (Ages B-5)
Children's Church (Ages 6-11)
Youth Group: 7:00PM (ages 12-18)
Kid's Church: 7:00PM (ages 6-11)
Nursery: 7:00PM (ages B-6)
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can expect to feel welcomed and loved the moment you walk into the doors. We have people who are passionate towards people and come early to make sure everything is set for you to visit! We pray that you experience God’s presence during our time of music and worship and we pray that the message speaks to where you are and if you ever need prayer we are available to pray with you.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Whatever you want! We welcome jeans, t-shirts, ties, tuxedos…you get the idea. Come as you are.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
You can click the Location and Direction button above these FAQS and it will show you our location. We are located next to the E-Cubed Academy School on Veazie Street.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
We have a parking lot and on-street parking depending on what time you come. We have a parking team outside that will assist you to find the best place to park.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
When you pull into the parking lot you will be assisted by our parking team to make sure you find a spot. If the lot is full, there is plenty of street parking on Veazie or Shiloh Street.
Once you come in the door, you will be greeted by our Welcome Team and they will be able to assist you with any questions you may have. We encourage you to stop at our Welcome Center to see what is happening in our church for that week and to fill out a Connection Card to receive an awesome gift at our Welcome Center. All of the proceeds from our Cafe go to fund our missionaries who are all over the world spreading the Gospel. If you have children you can check them in at our check-in area. Our Sunday service starts at 10:00 am and on Wednesdays we start at 7 pm.
WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICES LIKE
Our Sunday service at Victory offers a blend of dynamic, contemporary worship songs and hymns prepared to invite everyone to participate, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. Sermons are presented in a way that challenge you to connect, reflect, and act upon your relationship with God. Our Wednesday night services offer worship and Life Groups. This is a time to connect with people in a smaller atmosphere. Some of our Life Group options are Managing Finances, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, studying a book of the Bible, etc.
DO YOU OFFER RIDES TO CHURCH?
Please call the church office, 401-455-0060 Monday – Friday between 9 am – 5 pm if you live locally and need a ride to church. (Due to the pandemic we have temporarily paused our van service).
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Victory Kids will be the BEST hour of your kid’s week! All children from birth to 6th grade are invited to join us in a fun, safe, clean, interactive environment where our team of trained volunteers create an environment your child will want to come back to every week!
During weekend services most tweens and teens attend the main service in the sanctuary with their parents while some choose to volunteer in our kids ministry. There are also youth services specifically for youth grades 7 through 12 on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Was there something we forgot? Feel free to email us if you have any additional questions. We hope to see you soon!