Victory Church Moves from Suburbs to Downtown Dover - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Victory Church Moves from Suburbs to Downtown Dover

Posted: 11/08/2017 19:13:00 -05:00 Updated:

DOVER, Del.- Victory Church has packed up its controversial operations in Kent County and partnered with the People's Church of Dover in an attempt to better offer help to the homeless, according to a church leader.

Pastor Mark Harmon with Victory Church said the ministry was no longer using the church building on Forrest Avenue for its services and was shifting its focus to Dover. Victory will now hold services and focus its efforts to help the homeless from People's Church.

But Victory won't be joining the People's Church congregation, said Rev. Ellen Witko. The pastor of the downtown Dover church said the partnership is aimed at helping both ministries out and better serving the homeless.

"They feed people at lunchtime and at dinner time every day so we hope to engage with that," she said.

Victory Church is known by many people for its controversial proposal to build "tiny" affordable homes on its property that could be rented to the homeless. The plan was soundly opposed by some neighbors, who also accused Victory of being a bad neighbor that allowed noise on its property.

Church leaders have also targeted the City of Dover with some criticism, saying the city needs to do more for the homeless.

Mayor Robin Christiansen, who formed a blue ribbon task force looking to reduce homelessness in the Dover area, said he hopes Victory can be a good partner in rather than detractor.

"We're not here to create enemies, we're here to create partners," he said.

Victory Church will hold its services at the People's Church of Dover on South Bradford Street on Sunday mornings before regular services. It will also assist with volunteer efforts for the homeless during Code Purple evenings.

 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
  • Dorchester County Parents, Teachers Plea for Help in Disruptive Student Behavior

    Dorchester County Parents, Teachers Plea for Help in Disruptive Student Behavior

    Dorchester County parents and teachers say things inside the classroom are out of control. They say disruptive student behavior has led to in-school fighting and even trips to the hospital. The pleas for help were heard at a Board of Education meeting on Thursday.

    More

    Dorchester County parents and teachers say things inside the classroom are out of control. They say disruptive student behavior has led to in-school fighting and even trips to the hospital. The pleas for help were heard at a Board of Education meeting on Thursday.

    More
  • Dorchester County Teachers Demand Change After Violent Student Behaviors

    Dorchester County Teachers Demand Change After Violent Student Behaviors

    Dorchester County teachers came before the school board and superintendent on Thursday night to ask for more support after they say violent student behaviors are growing in the classrooms.

    Dorchester Educators President Katie Holbrook says teachers are being ignored by the board and superintendent in their requests for help, and change needs to happen quickly.

    More

    Dorchester County teachers came before the school board and superintendent on Thursday night to ask for more support after they say violent student behaviors are growing in the classrooms.

    Dorchester Educators President Katie Holbrook says teachers are being ignored by the board and superintendent in their requests for help, and change needs to happen quickly.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices