Our Mission Statement

The mission of Victory Outreach Ministries is to make use of the many opportunities and abilities God had given us to bring hope to a dying world.  We allow the Holy Spirit to be used as a vehicle providing others freedom to develop and reach their full potential in Christ.


Also, our Ordinances and Doctrines of the church shall be taught and administered.





A pillar of strength and faith for our community

Our History

Victory Outreach Ministries was formerly named Victory Holiness Church and was founded by the Late Willie Bell Burke in 1959.  The original location was 778 S. 52nd Street in Southwest Philadelphia.  Our current location is 1318-22 S. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143.  This organization started with very few members and has since then grown greatly, because of the spiritual growth experienced at Victory, nine (9) other churches have been independently established.


In May 1999, after the illness and departure of life of our founding Pastor, our new Pastor, Paul M. Burke Jr. was ordained.  Due to his excellent teaching and anointed ministry, Victory Outreach Ministries has risen to higher heights and continued growth.


Church Auxiliary Departments


Auxiliary ministries have been established within this awesome ministry consisting of various departments such as:


  • Pastoral Ministry

  • Evangelism

  • Missionaries

  • Deacons

  • Hospitality

  • Music

  • Dance

  • Youth

  • Audio

  • Drama


Also offered under the guardianship of Bishop Paul M. Burke, Jr., are Family Counseling and Marriage Counseling.  Sunday School is offered fof the children as well as the adults.  Victory Outreach Ministries reaches out to its immediate communty in the Southwest Philadelphia area as well as providing assistance to all of God's people everywhere.


This was the vision of our late Pastor, Willie Bell Burke, which had now become a reality as God guides our new leader, Bishop Paul M. Burke, Jr.

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us"

Romans 8:31

Life changing love letters

Victory Outreach Ministries has truly been a blessing to us since the day we came here .... Bishop Burke is an awesome man of God who truly is a man after God's own heart,  he has helped us understand the true meaning and essence of who God is in our lives.


~Deacon & Missionary Smith

Bishop Burke has been instrumental in changing my life and the way I think.  I don't think the same. I don't talk the same. I don't act the same. I never thought that I would be able to live. I was running the streets, and was so far in "life's rut" that I was preparing to die.  Bishop Burke kept me close to him and became not just my Pastor, but my father.  His teaching at Victory has taught me how to be a father, a husband, and most importantly a MAN of God!


~ Brother Tyrell Alston




Victory Outreach Ministries has saved my life many times, not only physically,but spiritually and mentally as well.  As a mother of 5 children, I have been able to show them that God is the answer to every problem and situation and we must put him first before anyone and anything.  The word Bishop Burke preaches has helped to keep me grounded as well as my former pastor Willie B. Burke.  I believe that we should "Trust in the  Lord with all my heart and lean not unto my own understanding.  In all my ways ackowledge him and he will direct my path" Proverbs 3:5-6


~Minister Johnnie Dawson

I have only been a member at Victory for about 3 months but in that short time span I have matured in my way of thinking and my spirituality.  It has helped me realize some of the qualities, charateristics, and talents that I never knew existed.  I don't feel like I joined a church, I feel like I gained a whole new extended family.  It has even given my children a way to express themselves through ministry in ways that I never imagined.  I'm actually seeing them praise God freely for the first time in my life. 


~Sister Antoinette Johnson