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Nate Peshl

Nate Peshl is the lead pastor of Victory Christian Church. He was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area and graduated from Zoe Christian Academy, now Parkway Christian in Sterling Heights. From there, he followed God’s call to pursue training for ministry at Central Bible College and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Ministries. He then served as youth pastor near Cleveland, OH, at an Assemblies of God church. Years later, Nate has come full circle, finding his way back to the metro Detroit area.

Pastor Nate and his wife, Deanna, have been married for 10 years.

“Our desire is very simple: At any cost–make disciples of Jesus. This was Jesus’ last command and it’s our greatest pursuit!”


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Pat Guido

Pat Guido is the founding pastor of Victory Christian Church and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He is married to Christine and they have four children. They have lived in Sterling Heights for the last 24 years.

Pastor Pat and Christine have a passion to reach the lost and hurting worldwide, as evidenced by their missions trip to Haiti in 2010 after the earthquake.

“My prayer is that all people will come to know and experience God’s love, grace, and mercy in their lives.”


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Jesse Stirnemann

I am so grateful to God for the opportunity my family and I have to serve the members of Victory Christian Church and the surrounding community. My heart has three great passions, first to love the Lord with all that is within me, second to see the Church live as the pure and powerful bride of Christ, and third for the Church to pray for and reach lost people with the love and truth of the Gospel. My greatest desire for students is to see them raised up as ministers who upon graduation not only continue to be discipled but are actively using their gifts to make disciples of those around them. My prayer is that Victory would continue to faithfully and joyfully work the hardest fields until Jesus returns.


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Melanie Wendt

Melanie Wendt is the children’s pastor at Victory Christian Church. She is one of the founding family members of Victory and has been serving since the very beginning. She has a heart for children and seeing them learn more about God and his amazing love and plans for their life. Called into ministry at the age of 17, but not really sure what that would look like until now, Melanie loves leading the children at Victory and showing them the importance of serving others, and ultimately, God. Her goal is to help each child build a relationship with Christ whether they are here for one Sunday or every Sunday – a relationship that will help them through every stage of life. Melanie is also studying ministry at Global University.