Victory World Missions was founded by Dr. Rob and Ginger Carman, for the purpose of taking almost three decades of their life and depositing them into national pastors and church leaders. To fully understand this ministry, one needs to be acquainted with its founders.
Dr. Rob and Ginger Carman are the founders of Victory Love Fellowship Church; January 6, 1980 was their first service on the Isleta Indian Reservation, just south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. There were only 35 people present on that first Sunday, 34 women and one man! As Pastor Rob would later say, "what can you do with 34 women and one man? You can change the world!" The church quickly grew and within a short time they found themselves in the midst of a revival. The small building they were in (which was a room 16ft. by 32ft, added on to a house) was far too small. People that couldn’t get in would look through the back window. After a year and a half, on the reservation the Governor of Isleta was confronted by the Tribal Counsel to tell Pastor Rob to stop services. So on a Tuesday morning in the month of August 1981, the Governor of Isleta delivered a formal decree to Pastor Rob. It read in short, "You must stop services immediately, because you are a detriment to the Indian religion." Not knowing what to do or were to go, Pastor Rob asked the first question that came to mind, "Can I have one more service?"
It was at that service that God did a miracle. A woman walked in to Victory Love Fellowship, (having never been there before), and offered the use of an old Catholic Church four miles north of the Indian Reservation. By that Sunday they had moved into their new location and doubled in size!
They stayed there for a year and a half and God continued to bless them as the church grew to 400 members and launched a state wide daily radio program. During this time Pastor Rob and Ginger purchased the first piece of property for the church in the southwest part of Albuquerque. Victory Love’s first building was constructed on four acres of land and opened its doors in May of 1983. With 500 seats, classrooms and offices they thought this would be permanent, yet within a few months they had out grown it. In September the same year they added on and made it an 800 seat auditorium and started two Sunday morning services. They soon realized this location would not work. In 1984 they were able to purchase 15 acres of land on the west side of the city, which became their permanent home.
But then they did the unthinkable, they moved their building! It became the largest building ever moved in the history of the state. Over the next 15 years, Victory Love Fellowship grew in so many ways. Building after building was constructed, and the campus consisted of a 1,600 seat auditorium and two-story children’s facility, a Spanish auditorium, a gym and game room that would seat 800, a cafe and a 10,000 square foot two story office complex.
It was during these years that world missions were born into the hearts of Pastors Rob and Ginger. In 1988 they made a life changing trip to Nigeria, Africa. As the years progressed God began to put the puzzle together, through Victory Love Fellowship, Victory World Missions was born. The Carman’s began to do everything they could to further World Missions, from training the national pastor, to building churches, Bible schools, digging water wells, conducting crusades and printing literature, etc. At one time they had established 120 international video Bible Schools in 14 nations.
Since then until present, Dr. Carman has been to over 60 nations, trained over 48,000 national pastors and leaders and spoken in person to one million people. He has also served for several years as executive international field director at Christ for the Nations and as their Institute mission’s director as well. He has been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees from two separate universities. He is currently president of Victory World Missions.
Dr. and Mrs. Carman resigned their church in 2002 to follow God’s heart in two areas, first to continue to help equip the local church with their 22 years of experience and bring themselves to the world.
Dr. and Mrs. Carman have two children. Aimee, their oldest, is married to a wonderful man, Lance Rogers, and have two beautiful daughters, Mia and Emma. Their son Andrew lives in New York with his son Asher.
Their heart remains the same; "Our Vision is the World, Our Passion is Souls!"