CAMPUS PASTORS Mikel and Toni Lagaras
We are humbled and honored to serve the Warren Campus of Victory Christian Center as the campus pastors of an amazing congregation here in Warren Ohio!
We were both born and raised in the Warren area and have a deep connection to the people here and to this region. At the Warren campus, we prioritize the Presence of God and the people He brings to us. We strive to live with an awareness of His presence and power within us every day and still believe that God is in the business of performing miracles here on the earth. We are not perfect and will never claim to be, but we live our lives with the knowledge that through brokenness and surrender, God will transform us so that our testimony of Christ’s power can transform others.
Associate PASTOR DAN PROX
Pastor Dan Prox and his wife, Marilyn having been serving at VCC Warren since the days long before the ministry was part of VCC! Pastor Dan is instrumental in the area of missions, and has a heart for those overseas who have not been afforded all of the spiritual richness that is available in the US. He has been involved in the Warren Campus missions, is an excellent teacher, and his entire family (Jordan, Justin and Kaitlyn) serve in various capacities at VCC. Marilyn serves as the church secretary, as well as working along side of her husband in the missions. Victory @ Warren is blessed to have this family on board.
Associate Pastor Rob Bateman
Rob and Tammy Bateman have been married for over 33 years and have three 3 beautiful daughters and 4 beautiful granddaughters. Family is very important to them! It is with the heart of a father and mother they have been ministering to students for over 30 years in the Trumbull County area of Ohio. Like any parent, they believe their children are special and can become everything God has purposed and destined for their life.
This is their theme in ministry and they value students and desire to inspire. Many students have come to know Christ as their Savior & Christ as their Lord, through creative and current communication styles with music and media and proven methods that inspire them to be all God has for them.
Children's Director Marla Fraelich
I was raised in a Christian home. My dad was a pastor so being involved in the church was always second nature to me. I attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education. Since high school, I have been involved in children’s ministry in multiple areas. When I was a little girl, God put the desire in my heart to teach. I dreamed of the time I could combine teaching with the love of God’s word. Now, I am doing what God placed in my heart so long ago.
My husband, Mark, and I have been married 27 years. We have three beautiful children. Two daughters, Tori who lives in Florida and Lexi who attends Ashland and one son, Triston, who is now the only child at home (and I think loving it??). He is currently a freshman in high school.
My vision is to train these precious children up to be WARRIORS for Christ! We welcome your child to Victory Kidz, where we will “Train up an Army!”
ASSISTANT Children's Director Christine Tarr
Christine Tarr and her daughter Ellamae have been attending Victory@Warren for almost five years. She has been serving in the children's ministry for three years and desires nothing more than to see our little ones fall in love with Jesus. With fun and active object lessons she transforms the nursery into a wonder zone where our tiny tots get to not only learn about Jesus, but experience him first hand.