Meet The Team

Meet the team. We exist to see people transformed by Jesus!

Jacob Sheriff

Jacob Sheriff has dedicated his life to being transformed into the likeness of Christ. As a second-generation pastor, he has been blessed to have been introduced to the Gospel and have a relationship with Jesus from a young age. Jacob has been a part of the pastoral team at Victory Life Church for 15 years, now as the Senior Lead Pastor. He has had such radical encounters with the power of God that seeing people transformed by Jesus has become his life’s…

Duane Sheriff

Duane Sheriff is the Senior Founding Pastor of Victory Life Church, a multi-campus church which is headquartered in Durant, Oklahoma. Pastor Duane is an author and speaker who travels around the world speaking at conferences, churches, as well as Charis Bible College. His first book, “Identity Theft”, was released in 2017, and his second book, “Our Union with Christ”, was released in 2020. In 1983, God directed him to give his teaching messages away for free. At first, this was…

Joey Bishop

Joey is passionate about helping people dive deeper into the Gospel and discover the personal understanding of its message for them… Joey studied BA in Christian Studies at Howard Payne University. He is an avid fisherman and hunter and loves the outdoors. Joey comes from a line of church leaders and is married to Angela who teaches locally in Brown County and they have two children.

Jennifer Hopkins

Jennifer will be responsible for leading the Campus Children’s Ministry in the discipleship and spiritual development of children ages birth – 11. Jennifer is married to her husband of 19 years and together they have five children, one girl and four boys ranging from age 12-18. The Hopkins have been members of Victory Life church for 12 years.

Jim Walters

Jim says that his purpose in life is to take the skills God has given him over the years in working with his hands to minister to people through maintenance. Jim is married to Lillie who serves in the nursing field. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Diana Rangel

The most important member of our team because Diana is all about the coffee! Not only does Diana manage our coffee shop but she also teaches the Pre K class in our partner school on campus. Diana is married to John and they have three children.

Simeon Bates

Simeon has a heart to serve and to make sure people are reached with the message of Jesus. Simeon is the resident Social Media and Digital Manager and is also responsible for broadcast and live production.