Our Leadership

Ryan & Jacqueline Whitlow
Lead Pastor
 
Pastor Ryan came to serve Victory Church in the fall of 2019. He previously served as lead pastor for a church in South Carolina and on staff with multiple churches in Southwest Virginia. Pastor Ryan graduated from Lee University in 2006 with a degree in Pastoral Ministry.
 
He has been married to Jacqueline for ten years now and they have three beautiful children; Johannah (8), Abigail (6), and Micah (4).
 
Since coming to serve Victory, Pastor Ryan & Jacqueline have fallen in love with Lewis County and enjoy being a part of this community.
Hannah Watson
Next Generation Pastor 
 
Pastor Hannah joined our ministry staff in June 2020.  She is a 2019 graduate of Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. 
 
Pastor Hannah has a heart for children and youth to know and love Jesus. She believes the most important thing in life is spending time and making memories with the ones that matter the most, and for her that is family. Because of this, she has a heart to see families grow together and in Christ. She currently oversees all of our student ministries from nursery through high school. 
 
Emily & Chris Lacaria
Worship Leaders
 
The Lacarias joined our ministry staff in October 2020. Emily & Chris have served in various worship ministries across central WV.  Both are skilled musicians and have a passion for leading people closer to Christ through worship.  
 
One area of worship in which the Lacarias specifically flourish is during times of prayerful, spontaneous worship.  Their heart is to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit while infusing worship with the words of Scripture. 
 
They are parents to four wonderful children: Zander, Annabeth, Bella & Aiden.