February 22, 2017

About Us

About Us

Victory Gospel Church was founded by Pastors Ron and Margaret in 1980.

What started out as a small village church of just 28 people soon grew. Today around 400 people from over 50 different nations call Victory Gospel Church their home.

God placed a desire on Pastors Ron and Margaret’s hearts to one day have a large building in the heart of Southampton so they could reach out to the city and help those most in need.

In 2005, Pastor Andrew White was inducted into the role of Senior Pastor and continued in his parents desire to one day have a building in the heart of Southampton.

After many years of praying and believing, Victory Gospel Church moved into it’s new home on Portswood High Street. Today, Victory Gospel Church is being used for the purpose of reaching the lost, feeding the homeless, supporting those recovering from addiction and much much more.

Meet Our Team:

Andrew and Jo White


Andrew and his wife Jo lead the church with dedication and passion whilst keeping God at the heart of everything they and the Church does. Andrew is known for his lively preaching style and use of visual aids and illustrations. Jo currently runs our women’s ministry ‘Flourish’.

Ron and Margaret


Ron and Margaret founded the Church in 1980 when they took over leadership of a small local church in the village of North Baddesley. They always had the desire to one day have a large building in the heart of Southampton so they could reach out to the city, and that’s where we are now!

Jim and Wen


With a wealth of experience and a heart to teach the word of God, Jim and Wen are the deans of our bible school as well as writing the content along with our other Pastors. They also lead our pastoral care team.

Josh White


Josh oversees all things students, youth and family related at Victory. Josh has a big heart for young people and since taking over Glow Youth in 2013 it has more than doubled in size with lots of young people coming and encountering God for the first time.

Paul and Julia


Paul and Julia are a vital part of our pastoral care team and serve the church in many different ways. Paul and Julia can often be found on a Sunday morning welcoming visitors as they walk through the door making sure that every person who enters our building feels like family.

Richard and Tina


Richard and Tina are our worship pastors and lead the team with passion and dedication. Having travelled to many different nations across the world as missionaries, Richard and Tina have a passion to see everyone encounter God through worship.

Toni Bannister


As our Missions Pastor, Toni has travelled literally all over the world. She has preached the gospel, seen the sick healed, helped build homes for orphans and has delivered much needed aid to those in need. Her heart is for those in third world countries.


Sharon Cambridge


Sharon serves our church in so many ways. She is always willing and ready to serve. Sharon has a real heart and vision to minister to the women in the church and is actively involved in many different areas of ministry.


Biju and Sophie


Biju and Sophie lead our Asian Fellowship Congregation every Sunday evening. They both have a heart to reach those in the Malayalam speaking community of Southampton and have been running the church for over 5 years.

Donny and Rani


Donny and Rani also lead our Asian Fellowship Congregation every Sunday evening. They too have a heart for reaching this community in Southampton and have been passionate and committed in running this congregation along side Biju and Sophie for over 5 years.