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!”


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.”


Eric Gonzales

We believe that worship is a key part to your walk with Jesus. This being said, we believe God has lead Eric Gonzales to be our worship leader for a reason. He is passionate about leading people into the presence of God with authenticity and clear direction. As a worship leader and youth pastor in Macomb county for the past six years. Eric understands the urgency for the lost in his city. Eric's fiancée, Catherine, is a prayer warrior and is passionate about the next generation. Together they are serious force for the kingdom of God.


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.