In May 1998, while pastoring in the cental Pennsylvania area, Pastor Kline was asked to start a new church. This was accomplished by starting a church in the Kline residence and Victory Bible Church was born. The only room large enough to accommodate the congregation was the basement. There were jokes about V. B. C. standing for Victory Basement Church.
Ro 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
1Co 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Col 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
Phm 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
In approximately a year and a half, there were sufficient funds to build a small church building. This first building project was basically a nicely finished basement (more basement jokes – ha, ha!).
Ground breaking for the first building project
Our tiny sanctuary!
Growing in grace!
By mid 2003 a 16′ addition and a second story were added, giving the church building the look of a small house.
By March 2009, because of great generosity, we were able to add a 50′ by 50′ two story addition with a new sanctuary and a full fellowship hall and kitchen.