Evangelist Gerald Mayhan is coming to town for our New Year’s Service.  I can’t think of a better way to bring in the year 2011!  You don’t want to miss this late, great service as we bring in the New Year with awesome praise led by the BVC Praise Team and a great word by Evangelist Gerald. Our Children’s Department has some wonderful activities planned for our little ones.  Feel free to let you child wear their pj’s!

Again, service time is 10 p.m.  Make plans to celebrate the New Year at Believers Victory Center and get 2011 started the right way.


Happy Monday!

Hey everyone, I thought I would post a quick Happy Monday blog.   I try to take Mondays off, so I guess it’s a little easier for me to be happy about Mondays huh? 

Yesterday at Believers Victory Center was amazing.   After church, emails and facebook comments began to pour in commenting on the message and I appreciate that more than you know.  After each service there is always that period of second guessing myself and wondering if I said the right things, so all the encouragement really helps.  I am so grateful for all the awesome staff that helps make our Sunday Celebration services powerful and effective.   I can’t imagine ministry without great people like this working together. 

Have a great Monday everyone.  I am praying God’s best for you.  Remember your heritage as a child of God, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn.  For this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is from me.” Isaiah 54:17



In the event of rain on Sunday morning we will hold ONE service at 10:00 a.m. at the Believers Victory Center.  Members of the BVC Ushering/Greeting Staff will be stationed on the route to the new property to direct traffic accordingly. 

Rain or shine, inside or out, we will still gather together at 10:00 a.m. and have a great time giving God praise for all He has done for us.  Then at 5:00 p.m. we will kick off the second half of our Family Fun Day at Brighton Park with an awesome time of food, fun, and fellowship.  Click here for more details.

Please check www.believersvictorycenter for up to date information the morning of the 12th.

This Sunday, September 12, we will kick off our BVC Family Fun Day by meeting on the new property for our Sunday Celebration Services.  We will have ONE service at 10:00 a.m.  Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair.


FROM BVC – North on 220 for 2.7  miles.  Then turn left on Ogden Farm Road (Immediately after Bridge)  Proceed .4 miles and go straight on Howard Sions Road.  Travel Howard Sions Road for one mile and take left onto Corridor H Highway.  GO PAST HOPELESS LANE!  (Seriously) BVC Property entrance is on the right.



Last month Sara, Carson and I were in our TV room when we began to pick up on the smell of a skunk.  I wasn’t too concerned by it, every now and then one will pass through our neighborhood looking for an easy meal from a trash can or dog dish, so it wasn’t a big deal.  We were getting a kick out of Carson pinching his nose and informing us every 3.7 seconds that skunks smell terrible, when we began to realize  that the ominous odor wasn’t fading as usual but was getting worse.  So being the responsible provider and protector of my family that I am, I put on my manly persona and out the door I went to investigate.  As I walked out the front door and onto our sidewalk I noticed that Sara was coming behind me and I almost asked her to go back inside and wait until I had cleared the area of any present danger, but noticing the opportunity to show off some of my “man skills” I said nothing and continued the important task of finding our smelly guest.   This decision would prove to be beneficial to my well being.

After a quick look around the front of my property I decided that it would be wise to check out the cellar style basement that is under the old part of our house.    The entrance to this basement is covered by a long heavy door that lays over the stairwell.  With Sara standing on the sidewalk, weak in the knees from my brave, testosterone rich search for the stinky beast, I heaved the door from its resting place and shined my flashlight down the stairwell.   What happened next sends chills down my spine to this very day.  There laying at the bottom of the stairs was a skunk.   Time stood still.  Images of my life passed before my eyes.  OK, maybe that’s stretching it a bit, but it was an intense moment to say the least and it was about to get worse.  As my brain raced at supersonic speed trying to find a solution to this dilemma my wife let out a blood curling scream and as I glanced down,  there within inches of my feet, was another skunk.  All my manliness went out the window as I stared down the business end of that black and white stink machine.  I dropped the door and ran like Forrest Gump.   In case you don’t know, skunks don’t care for loud noises such as basement doors slamming over their heads.  When that door slammed he let off a vile cloud of toxic fumes the likes of which I have never smelled before.  This stench was then sucked in to our central air conditioning unit which sets in the new part of the basement and was promptly distributed throughout the house turning our once quiet and peaceful home into a den of wretched misery.

If I had space and time I would chronicle my heroic war on these vile beasts and my efforts to reclaim the property that was rightly mine.  I would also detail all the  home remedies and concoctions that we brought to bear on the situation and tell you which ones killed the smell and which ones about killed us, but I’ll have to save that for later perhaps.

I do want to let you in on this part of the story and hopefully bring this to an inspirational thought for today.  In the flurry of activity that followed I discovered that the family of skunks had made their way in through a small hole under the old part of the house that led through a crawlspace and ultimately into the cellar/basement.  I haven’t been in the back yard much this summer and didn’t even notice that the holes were there, but obviously the skunks did.

We took care to lock our doors.  We made sure that our windows were locked and sealed up tight.  But while we were locking our doors and keeping our windows shut,  there in the back part of our home was an opening that I didn’t realize simply because I failed to pay attention this summer to that part of our property.

The pastor in me is constantly on the look out for the next sermon, and through all of this I couldn’t help but think about the “skunks of life”  that we all have to deal with.  Now you are probably thinking that I inhaled too many fumes throughout this ordeal, but think about it.  All of us know that there are some nasty things out there that can really stink up our families, our careers, our happiness.  These skunks are roaming around just looking for an opening into our lives and it doesn’t take much of an opening to allow them in.

So the meat of this blog post is simply this;  IS YOUR LIFE SKUNK PROOF?  What weak areas can you identify that the smelly things of life can sneak into and set up residence?  Have you examined your marriage lately?   Do your kids know for sure that you love them and you believe in them 100%?  Is your quiet time with God on track?

My encouragement for you today is to examine your life.  Don’t leave anything to chance.  I have learned this important lesson:  IT IS FAR EASIER TO SEAL UP HOLES THAN IT IS TO DRIVE OUT SKUNKS.

Be blessed and as always, I’m praying God’s best for you.



Join us tomorrow, September 12 for our Believers Victory Center Family Fun Day.    The first part of our day will begin on our new property at 10:00 a.m. as we take our Sunday morning service outdoors. (Click HERE for the back-up plan in the event of rain)  After the service, feel free to walk around the property and check out the future home of the Believers Victory Center.

The second part of the day will be held at Brighton Park and promises to be a wonderful time for the entire family. Our picnic will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will feature Greg & Karen Riggleman’s special recipe, pit barbecue chicken as well as a bunch of other homemade goodies.

After dinner it’s time to play!   There will be a merry go round, a super slide, and those awesome carnival swings that all the kids go crazy for.  And to be sure we don’t run out of energy, the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company will be on site giving out snow cones and cotton candy, and it’s all free of charge.

Now we could stop here and it would be a great day, but you know how we roll, we have to finish off with a bang, and I do mean a bang.  At 8:30 p.m. the Starfire Corporation will unleash an awesome fireworks display to cap off our day of food, fellowship, & fun.

Chris, what do I need to bring?  Great question, thanks for asking.  If each family could bring a covered dish, preferably with something in it, that would be great.  You may also want to bring a lawn chair.  Believe me, you will need to set down after you eat the barbecue chicken!

So mark your calenders, grab a friend or two, and plan to have a great time with us as we enjoy the day together with our BVC family.

Use the comment box below to let us know if you plan on coming and don’t forget to share this event with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.

I hope to see you there.

Brighton Park Directions

For any other questions, please call the Believers Victory Center office at 304-530-3299.  Or drop us an email at info@believersvictorycenter.com

Curently I’m in an epic battle with a family of skunks under my family room.  No time to explain, I will blog about it once I have driven these foul devils from my property and reclaimed what is rightfully mine. However, I just received word from Jeanette Keller that I wanted to pass along to everyone:  RALPH KELLER IS COMING HOME TODAY!  Oh yeah.  How’s that for some good news.  God is a good God!

THE REASON RALPH IS COMING HOME IS BECAUSE THE TEST ARE NOT SHOWING ANY CANCER. He is doing great!   I know this town.  Wanted to be sure everyone is clear on this.  🙂 

Ok, back to this monumental struggle with the skunks.  Pray for me please.