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Dr. Gary V. Whetstone

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Dr. Gary V. Whetstone is the senior pastor and founder of Victory Christian Fellowship in New Castle, Delaware and, the founder of Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries (GWWM). Additionally, Dr. Whetstone has a branch church in Dover, Delaware. He holds an earned doctorate in Religious Education.

 

 

 

.. .Since personally experiencing God’s miraculous deliverance and healing from drug addiction and mental illness in 1971, Dr. Whetstone has devoted his life to helping others experience freedom in every area of life through God’s Word. Today, he frequently ministers around the world in churches, seminars, and evangelistic crusades. Gifted in teaching, Dr. Whetstone provides practical biblical instruction wherever he ministers and has seen God work powerful signs, wonders, and miracles. Hundreds of thousands have become born-again, Spirit-filled, healed, and set free.

Because of their great burden to minister to the local community,  Dr. Whetstone and his churches have launched life-changing outreaches in several areas, including HIV/AIDS; substance-and-alcohol abuse; prison outreaches; food-and-clothing programs; and large evangelistic campaigns, such as the dramatic production “Murder What’s Next”, The Passion Play which draws thousands of people when presented.
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Dr. Whetstone’s passion is to see the Word of God cover the world as the seas cover the earth. This vision is being accomplished through many ministry outreaches. These include: sending mission and evangelistic teams around the globe; radio and television broadcasting; ministry through the Internet; and the GWWM School of Biblical Studies. An extensive audio- and video-training program, this school equips Christians to experience God’s presence and to understand the Bible. This training program has been established in hundreds of churches in North and South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In addition to local-church and international branch locations, the School of Biblical Studies is available to individuals by extension in their homes through audio CDs, DVDs, MP3s, and VCDs for international use only. Currently, this biblical-study program is in English but will be available in Spanish and other languages in the future.

Dr. Whetstone has appeared on many national and international radio and television programs and has authored key books. Among these are The Victorious Walk, How to Identify and Remove Curses, Make Fear Bow, Millionaire Mentality, Your Liberty in Christ, It Only Takes One, and his personal testimony of miraculous deliverance and healing in Conquering Your Unseen Enemies. His numerous study guides are testaments to his gifting in practical biblical teaching and are available for use with his many video- and audio-teaching series. Several of these English materials are available (or will be in the future) in Spanish, French, and other languages.
God has blessed Dr. Whetstone with an incredible business sense, enabling him to publish a series of teachings including Purchasing and Negotiations, Success in Business, and Millionaire Mentality. His radio and television broadcasts currently reach an audience of millions through the trinity broadcasting Network and the Internet.

Dr. Whetstone and Faye, his wife of more than 40 years, have a particularly dynamic testimony because of their restored marriage, which achieved national attention and was the cover story of Charisma magazine. Gary and Faye now conduct annual Marriage Advance seminars for couples looking to enrich their relationships.

The Whetstones’ two adult children and their spouses, Feb and Laurie Idahosa of Benin City, Nigeria, and Eric and Rebecca Whetstone of New Castle, Delaware, all serve in the ministry. The Lord has also blessed Pastors Gary and Faye Whetstone with five wonderful grandchildren: Isaiah and Carmine Whetstone, Benson Victor Osarhumen Idahosa III - affectionately called “Big Ben” - who is now in heaven with Jesus, Faith Emmanuel Benson Idahosa IV - “Baby Feb” who was born on July 9, 2008 and their latest, Nathaniel Victor Benson Idahosa V, born on November 14, 2011.

Pastor Faye Whetstone

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Pastor Faye Whetstone is the cofounder of Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries (GWWM) and Victory Christian Fellowship church. She and her husband of more than 40 years, Dr. Gary V. Whetstone, continue to pastor the church they founded in New Castle, Delaware, in 1984.

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Pastor Faye holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. She also attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was ordained through Reverend Billy Joe Daugherty from Victory Christian Center.

The Whetstone’s two children and their spouses, Feb and Laurie Idahosa of Benin City, Nigeria, and, Eric and Rebecca Whetstone of New Castle, Delaware, all serve in full-time ministry. The Lord has also blessed Pastors Gary and Faye with five wonderful grandchildren: Isaiah and Carmine Whetstone, Benson Victor Osarhumen Idahosa III affectionately called “Big Ben” who is now in heaven with Jesus and Faith Emmanuel Benson Idahosa IV - "Baby Feb" who was born on July 9, 2008 and their latest, Nathaniel Victor Benson Idahosa V, born on November 14, 2011.

 

Pastor Gif Wilson

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Pastor Gif Wilson is the Youth Pastor to over 100 teenagers and is involved extensively in marriage, family and financial ministry.

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Through sound financial practices developed through his own personal experience, Rev. Wilson has assisted many individuals and families with their own personal financial breakthroughs.
Pastor Gif is a graduate of the Gary Whetstone World Wide Ministries School of Biblical Studies and School of Ministerial Training, New Castle, Delaware.

Pastor Rebecca Whetstone

Pastor Rebecca Whetstone

Pastor Rebecca Whetstone is the Children's Pastor and oversees approximately 200 children every Sunday.

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. In 2001, she became the Children's Ministry Coordinator and now coordinates the ministry focus for newborns to 12-year olds. She oversees Children's Church on Sundays and Wednesday nights and, many annual children’s events including Vacation Bible School and Hallelujah Night. Her passion is to see children taught, strengthened, and established in the faith so they can fulfill God’s call for their lives.

She is a graduate of the Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries School of Biblical Studies (1993) and Ministerial Training (1996). She also attended Oral Roberts University. Rebecca has been a staff member of Victory Christian Fellowship since 1992. Rev. Rebecca is married to Reverend Eric Whetstone, and they have two sons, Isaiah and Carmine.

Pastor Judy Shipley

Pastor Judy Shipley

Pastor Judy Shipley, Associate Pastor, coordinates the Prayer Center, Outreach, Follow up ministry and also does individual ministry.

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Pastor Judy began the “We Care” HIV/AIDS ministry for persons affected by HIV/AIDS and their families at Victory and has received numerous awards and recognition for her ministry to those with AIDS.

She demonstrates God’s mercy and compassion. God moves through her to bring healing to those in emotional bondage. She has ministered at countless women’s meetings. Her passion is to see people touched by God, be connected in the Body of Christ and fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. She has been in ministry since she was 17 years old.

After being a widow for 16 years, God suddenly brought a wonderful man into her life and she married on December 29, 2007. She and her husband, Charles together have 6 children and 5 grandchildren.

Pastor Judy has been a foster parent for a number of years and has received awards and commendations for this role. She knows this is one of the many purposes of God for her life. Pastor Judy and her husband, Charles faithfully serve the Lord and the Body of Christ at Victory. She is also a graduate of the Gary Whetstone World Wide Ministries School of Biblical Studies

Pastor Gregory Jones

Pastor Greg Jones

Pastor Gregory Jones, Associate Pastor and currently responsible for the School of Biblical Studies, Church Membership, Licensing and Ordination. His other pastoral responsibilities also include: preaching, teaching and counseling.

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Pastor Gregory Jones, Associate Pastor and currently responsible for the School of Biblical Studies, Church Membership, Licensing and Ordination. His other pastoral responsibilities also include: preaching, teaching and counseling.

He has served in Victory Christian Fellowship since 1993. He served in Children’s Ministry for several years in addition to co-leading the Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries School of Ministerial Training. In 2001, he became the Managing Director for the church and Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries, with responsibility for church operations. Pastor Gregory and his wife, Pastor Cynthia, were also Resident Pastors of the Victory Christian Fellowship Branch Church known as “Baltimore’s Victory” in Dundalk, Maryland for three years. 

Pastors Gregory and Cynthia have been married since 1989 and have three boys. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Social Work. For 20 years, he worked as a social worker and administrator in the child-welfare field. Pastor Gregory loves and has a passion for ministering to God’s people

Pastor Cynthia Jones

Pastor Cynthia Jones

Pastor Cynthia D. Jones, Associate pastor and Events Department manager. She is responsible for the coordination of all church events and activities. 

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She also manages the Worship Department which includes overseeing the Dance Ministry.  In addition, Pastor Cynthia's other responsibilities include; Sunday Service Coordinator, provides biblical guidance to married couples, families and individuals and teaches the Word of God. She also mentors volunteers in the congregation as a means of encouraging and promoting leadership in the ministry.

Pastor Cynthia began serving at Victory Christian Fellowship in 1993. She is married to Pastor Gregory for over 20 years and they have 3 sons.  She is a graduate of the Gary Whetstone World Wide Ministries School of Biblical Studies and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Pastor Jacquelyne Colvin Parker

Pastor Jacquelyne Colvin Parker

Reverend Jacqueline Colvin Parker,Associate Pastor and leader of the VCF Women’s Ministry for over 11 years.

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Pastor Jacquelyne conducts pre-marital/marital and family counseling, and teaches Foundation classes. In addition, she is the Executive Assistant to Pastors Gary Whetstone and Gif Wilson.  Pastor Jacquelyne duties also include supervision of the front desk receptionists.

Pastor Chris Okwedy

Pastor Chris Okwedy

Pastor Christopher Okwedy is a graduate of Gary Whetstone World Wide Ministries School of Biblical Studies and Ministerial School. He also holds a Bachelors degree from Chesapeake Bible College.

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Pastor Chris was the pastor of Key Word Ministries in Staten Island New York for ten years. In 2007, he and his family moved to Nigeria to start a mission’s project called W.A.R. on illiteracy. Ministering to over 700 weekly, this ministry continues to affect the lives of children in the rural area of Nigeria.

Pastor Chris joined the staff at Victory Christian Fellowship in May of 2011, to follow the dream of his life…. “making the life of Christ known”. He heads the “Jesus Revelation” project and Missions Department.  He is married to Bridget and they have two lovely daughters, Christiana and Christen.

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