In the summer of June 6, 2006, Pastor Michael Liga and his family responded to a higher calling to plant a mission church in Pearland, Texas. Prior, they had experienced devastation during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in Slidell, LA. Pastor Mike and his family earnestly and fervently prayed to God to send them out in the mission field where they can be used in a mighty way. They wanted to reach out to the unreached dying souls to come to the saving grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. With great dependence and faith in God’s plan, they went to Pearland, TX not knowing what to expect. They had no monetary support, no family, no friends, but GOD alone.
As soon as they arrived in Pearland, Pastor Mike and his family wasted no time in reaching out to people through invitations to the Bible studies and fellowship they were conducting in their humble home. With fervent prayers and faith, God answered their prayers when one family committed to be a member of this mission church. After several months of prayer and fasting, family after family committed themselves to be a part of this mission church.
In Nov. 27, 2007, the mission church was officially named Philippine American Victory Church (PAVC). This mission church was commissioned by God in Luke 4:18 to preach the Gospel, heal the sick and to cast out demons in the Name of Jesus.
In a very short time, PAVC grew and needed a bigger place of worship. By the grace of God, the House of Prayer in Pearland, TX offered PAVC the opportunity to use their facility for worship at no cost. It was free! Then in 2008, PAVC moved to another facility called Solomon’s Porch for over two years.
Once again, by God’s amazing grace, Philippine American Victory Church continued to grow. As the church continued to pray for a bigger location, God touched the heart of Pastor Steve Lee and the congregation at Calvary Baptist Church and allowed PAVC to use their Annex building for Sunday worship services.
On December 2011, PAVC’s name was changed to International Victory Christian Church (IVCC) to welcome people from all ethnicities, nations and all walks of life to worship the Lord Jesus Christ in Spirit and in Truth. God truly remains faithful and true to this church! He is our Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, Jehovah Rapha, our Healer, our Jehovah Shammah, our God Who is with us.
As we celebrate our 7th year Church Thanksgiving Anniversary, we want everyone to know that the founder of International Victory Christian Church is our Heavenly Father, the Senior Pastor is our Lord Jesus Christ and the Senior Partner is the Holy Spirit. The members of International Victory Christian Church are His bond servants.
International Victory Christian Church exists to celebrate God’s Presence through Worship, Love through Ministry, Word of God through Evangelism and Deliverance, Family through Fellowship, People through Discipleship. Victory Worship Lifestyle is a celebration of God’s mighty works, His excellent greatness. Praise Him with psalms and instruments (Psalm 150:1-6). We put our trust and hope in the Lord who shall renew our strength in times of need (Isaiah 40:31). Preparation for the work of the ministry by using our Spiritual gifts (Ephesians 4:1-12).