Mission & Vision
Showing God's Love
The mission of Victory Village Christian Academy, a subsidiary of Heart Ministries, Inc., is to show God’s love and compassion to wounded youth, seeking to bring them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as we minister to their spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical needs.
Bill and Carole both grew up in Kansas. Bill studied Agriculture at Kansas State University, and while there was heavily involved in Intervarsity, Campus Crusade and other ministries. Through this campus involvement, his love for people and desire to do full-time ministry grew. Answering this call of God at 21, he went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Wheaton College, near Chicago. Meanwhile, Carole was attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and studying Christian Education and Missions. Bill and Carole met at Moody during a campus visit from Bill, and they were married in 1963. Carole later received her Bachelor's degree from Liberty University.
After Bill's graduation from Wheaton in 1965, they returned to Kansas and began pastoral ministry in Hoisington. Later, while pastoring a church in Marion, they found a young boy in jail for not going to school. They took him into their own home and cared for him. After he left, they took in two girls, and later three more. As their ministry to wounded youth grew, they started looking and praying for property, and also for individuals who would be interested in supporting this new work.
In May of 1970, they found a beautiful piece of land, covered with grass and trees near Hutchinson. In November, Heart Ministries was incorporated and the land was dedicated and named Victory Village. Work was begun on a girl's dormitory and school, and the ministry of showing God's love and compassion to teen age girls has continued.
Meet the Team
Partners & Sponsors
THE PASSION FOR LIVES TRANSFORMED
Victory Village Christian Academy (VVCA) is 100% dependent on charitable giving. We take no money from the State or Federal Goverment, but are supported by private donations from indivuals, foundations, and organitaztions that beleive in this work and want to help.
At present, we have the capacity to serve sixteen girls in the dormitory and school.
Of course daily care and education involves considerable expense, and parents are encouraged to make monthly donations if they are able and willing to do so. However, we will not turn anyone away on the basis of whether or not parents are able or willing to help financially. This is one of the unique features of Heart Ministries, beliveing that Christian ministry should not be offered for a price, but made available to all who need it regardless of their finacail status.
If you know of other individuals, churches, foundations, or corporations that might be interested in supporting Victory Village Christian Academy, we would appreciate your assistance in connecting us with possible future ministry partners.