Founder & Pastor Emeritus
James Patrick & Mrs. Carol Patrick
Pastor James Patrick was born and grew up in northeastern Michigan. He graduated from Marlette High School in 1960 and enrolled at Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac. He graduated from Midwestern in 1964 and soon after went on to receive a Masters of Religious Education. In 1963, Pastor Patrick married Carol, and four years later moved to Moline, Illinois where he founded Victory Baptist Church. In 1976, East Moline Christian School was started offering preschool through 12th grades. In 1988, Pastor Patrick began the Foundations of Liberty publication to be used as an outgrowth for the students of East Moline Christian School. Pastor and Mrs. Patrick’s three children all attend and serve at Victory Baptist Church with their families today. Pastor James Patrick currently serves as Pastor Emeritus of Victory Baptist Church.
Ron Patrick & Mrs. Kim Patrick
Pastor Ron Patrick was born in Pontiac, Michigan. When he was a baby, his parents moved to Illinois and started Victory Baptist Church and East Moline Christian School where Ron saw the beginning of both ministries. As a young boy, Ron felt the Lord calling him to continue serving faithfully – a call that would ultimately return him to Victory Baptist Church. In 1984, Ron graduated from East Moline Christian School and enrolled at Pensacola Christian College. While at Pensacola, he served in various leadership roles. There he also met Kim, and in 1988 they graduated and married. Together they returned to Illinois and are serving in ministry at Victory Baptist Church and East Moline Christian School. Ron currently serves as the pastor of Victory Baptist Church and the principal of East Moline Christian School.
Ryan Patrick & Mrs. Sharon Patrick
Pastor Ryan Patrick was born in Silvis, Illinois. Ryan spent his early life at Victory Baptist Church and East Moline Christian School under the preaching and teaching of his father and grandfather. Ryan graduated from EMCS and went on to attend Pensacola Christian College. During the summers, Ryan worked at camp where he was able to get to know and serve with his future bride, Sharon. After graduating college and marrying, Ryan and Sharon traveled as representatives for Pensacola Christian College. After a few years of traveling, they returned to Illinois to serve as the youth pastor at Victory Baptist Church and as teachers at East Moline Christian School. They proudly welcomed another generation to the ministry with the arrival of their daughter in February 2022.