Global Missions

Global Missions

Encourage, Equip & Empower

(VCGF) is an Interdenominational family of like-minded churches, ministries and missionaries in several countries around the world. With an Apostolic mandate we are always pressing towards reaching more souls, investing in our relationships, while planting new works wherever God leads us. Our President, Pastor Peter J. Leal, and Pastor Michael Anticoli our VP have a combined experience of 60 plus years in Church planting, training and cross cultural ministry. We are also very excited for the many leaders, church planters and the myriad of faithful and gifted men and women that God has put us together with locally and around the world. Carlos and Madeline Aguayo provide oversite for South America, Damiri Puluku provides oversite for Africa and Bethule Kivuya provides oversite for unreached people groups, and so many others play a role. We have truly become a diverse body of believers bonded through a common goal. – Fulfilling the Great Commission.

Our approach in what we do has been built through discovery and successful experience.

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In each country/region in which VCGF operates, a specific church is established as a model church for that region. We then assist that model church to become an equipping center. These equipping centers draw aspiring Missionaries, Pastors and local leaders from all walks of life. While every training center will have its own focus they all have a solid Biblical leadership module at the core of the curriculum. The entire program is designed to provide spiritual and practical tools for success as students launch out into their callings.

Building community is also paramount in what we do. One of the ways we initiate this is to hold regional outreach and evangelism events where several Churches participate in the planning and implementation of the event. Some of our events include crusades, large music festivals and sporting events as well as radio and television. These are exciting times when we see city wide unity among Christians. At these events we truly get to witness the anointing promised in Psalms 133:1 - “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head”

VCGF is relational and likes to stay as connected to one another as possible. We are after all, as a “Fellowship” We know what it can feel like to be alone and we work hard to build community and provide accountability and encouragement. We regularly travel out in teams to these international main ministry sites. The teams are prayerfully put together with leaders from different parts of the world within the fellowship so we can “cross pollinate” and build together. When we do these ministry trips, regional Churches and missionaries also come together for a time of refreshing and encouragement while being instructed by unique ministry gifts and anointed teachers.

Another way we have found to stay connected is through live-streamed, services from our mother church “Victory Church” This allows all churches within the VCGF to 'attend' live services if they desire. Archived services and print resources are made available to VCGF on digital platforms and through the President/Senior Pastor’s office.

The fellowship is growing. Hundreds of students have graduated through our several training centers over the past decade. Interdenominational gaps have been bridged and new Churches and works are constantly being planted. As we seek God for new opportunities and open doors around the world we are currently rooted in the USA, DR Congo, Uganda, Bulgaria, Russia, Colombia, and Cuba.

Leadership

Mike Anticoli is Victory Global Missions Fellowship’s Vice President. Together with Pastor Peter, Mike serves as the direct overseer of VCGF's ministries in Eastern Europe and Africa. He also provides oversight to the Latin American Directors, Carlos and Madeline Aguayo.

Mike's long-time work on the mission field is invaluable to VCGF. Over the past 25 years he and his family lived and served full time in several countries within Africa, Europe and Eastern Europe. His work has been extensive from church planting, ministry school planting; and various outreach ministries such as coffee house ministries, organizing crusade evangelism, drop-in centers and more. 

Mike loves to network within the Body of Christ and his greatest joys in ministry have been times of interdenominational cooperation. He is ‘Great Commission’ minded and loves to encourage and equip others while helping to providing them with opportunities to reach the lost and fulfill their God given potential and vision. Mike takes many individuals and teams every year to serve at the various VCGF ministry locations. Connecticut born and raised, he and his wife Angelika (who is from Germany) are currently based in North Sweden.

DR Congo

To date, hundreds of pastors and missionaries have been trained in the schools of ministry. Afterwards, they go out and plant churches. Thus far, they've planted dozens of churches. The work is far reaching. The churches are growing and there is now a need of full-time pastors.

We are one of the few in the world who have succeeded in developing ongoing relationships and churches within the Pygmy people group. We have 4 churches thus far. The Pygmy people have faced many challenges, primarily due to being attacked repeatedly by rebel groups. We are working to provide safe housing and meet the medical needs, as the government does not provide for these things even in light of the war and attacks.

Bulgaria

Pastor Ilia Iliev and his wife Daniella are pastoring at Life of Victory Christian Center in Bulgaria. The church is growing exponentially at this point in time. The congregation is coming from the north, south, east, and west. God has brought people from many other nations to the congregation, and university students are traveling every weekend. The Lord is bringing many young people with great potential and a second service will be added soon, to accommodate the growth.

Russia

VCGF is partnered with and provides oversight to an active ministry in Russia, which is growing while still facing challenges with the new regulations imposed by the government. Additionally, there is a ministry to street children that is active each week in different drop-in centers. A summer camp is provided for the children as well.

Latin America

Carlos & Madeline Aguayo are the Latin American Missions Coordinators, under the leadership of Pastor Pete and Mike Anticoli. Latin American works are currently being done in the countries of Colombia and Cuba.

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Colombia

There are more than two dozen churches in Colombia that are directly associated with Victory/VCGF. Underneath these churches there are approximately 60 rural mission cells established all over 3 large provincial regions: Sucre, Cordoba & Bolivar. We have three leadership training schools that run every 6 months, one in Cordoba and two in Sucre.

Adult and youth teams from Victory and VCGF routinely travel to Columbia to minister to the people there. Close ties with the local government authorities enable missionaries to conduct outreaches to several under-privileged communities, including areas affected by years of armed conflict.

Cuba

Breakthrough in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba has made it possible for VCGF to do missions trips and expand the work to many areas on the Caribbean island. Victory/VCGF works in association with some churches that have been granted legal status by the Cuban government. We take teams to Cuba to provide aid and equipping conferences for leaders and church members. We have also provided some relief to victims of the devastating 2016 and 2017 hurricanes.

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