Pastor Philip Anthony Mitchell is a native of Queens New York. He is the church planter and lead pastor of Victory Church, a lively new church in the metro Atlanta area. An honors graduate from North Carolina Central University, Pastor Philip also holds a degree in Pastoral Leadership from Valor Christian College. He is married to his best friend Lena, and they make their home in the Atlanta area with their two sons, Malachi and Josiah, and two daughters, Israel and Abigail. For more on Pastor Philip and our story, watch "From Defeat to Victory" located under "Media".
On April 14, 2004, the vision for Victory Church was impressed upon the heart of Pastor Philip Anthony Mitchell during a time of prayer alone in a small North Carolina apartment. He recorded everything God showed him regarding the future impact of this church, and hid that piece of paper in an old picture frame he has to this day. In June of 2010, Pastor Philip and his family arrived in Atlanta, Georgia with nothing but their hopes of starting a life-empowering church. After two more years of preparation, serving in a local church and even leading a notable youth movement, Pastor Philip felt the leading of God to step out in faith and begin the ground work to plant Victory Church. Then on February 22, 2012, he and his wife Lena, along with 10 other believers, held their first launch team meeting in a Days Inn Hotel. From that day forward they began to gather weekly for prayer, planning, and vision casting. God began adding to their numbers and moving mightily on their behalf as the mission to plant Victory Church started to become a reality. After nine months of strategic planning, Victory held its first public worship experience on October 7th, 2012. Pastor Philip now leads this growing group of believers with a burning passion and clear vision to lift up Christ, retrieve the lost, and empower people.