Our Pastors and Staff

Pastor Timothy Hinkle

Senior Pastor

Pastor Timothy Hinkle Vitae’ Timothy Hinkle is the Senior Pastor of Victory Tabernacle Family Worship Center in Sacramento, California. He also serves on the International Ministerial Association (IMA) Western Board of Directors and as CEO for Christian Faith Outreach. A leading advocate for Israel, Pastor Hinkle is on the Board of Directors for the Israel Christian Nexus at the invitation of the late Brig. Gen. Shimon Erem, and currently serves under the leadership of Dr. Jack Hayford and Pastor Robert Stearns. Pastor Hinkle also co-founded Come Answer The Call, a faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges with the Jewish & Arab communities. The US Support of Christian Life Schools in Peru has been placed under his care in cooperation with Pastors Ray and Barbara Young and Drs. Hugo and Rosy Ruiz de Silva. Active in the Sacramento community, Pastor Hinkle served on the Twin Rivers Unified School District's (formerly Grant Joint Union School District) Faith Community Agency and works closely with other area leaders in various outreach ministries. In 2008, he was appointed to the Redevelopment Advisory Committee for Del Paso Heights by the Mayor of Sacramento and re-appointed by Mayor Kevin Johnson. Pastor Hinkle served on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Southern Christian Leadership Conference and on the Board of Directors for the Nubian Foundation. Both these organizations focus on racial reconciliation, gang intervention, educational and vocational training for all age groups by providing mentoring programs, 12-step based recovery programs, diversity and tolerance training along with student-exchange programs. Pastor Hinkle founded “The Messiah Project” in Sacramento and serves on the Board of Directors for Harmony Music Conservatory—serving the underprivileged in the Greater Sacramento Area through the performing arts. Pastor Hinkle is also runs his Real Estate Business and does business consulting.
Rev. Johnny Watts

Assistant Pastor/Advisory Board

Elder Johnny Watts serves as our Assistant Pastor. Elder Watts also serves on the Pastor's Advisory Board. Check back later for a complete bio on Elder Watts!
Rev. Fonda Hinkle

Advisory Board/Pastor Emeritus/Women's Director

Sister Fonda came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a young age. During Jr. High, she attended Evangel Temple located at 1917 Del Paso Blvd, in Sacramento, CA, and taught Sunday School from the age of 15. It was also at Evangel Temple that Sister Fonda met and married her Husband, Pastor Troy Hinkle in 1965. The Hinkles felt the call of the Lord to help build a church in Miami, Florida. There, they served as the Assistant Pastors. Leaving Miami, FL for Chicago, IL, they assisted Pastor James Walden at Mountain Assembly Church of God while they were privileged to be invited to attend classes at Moody Bible Institute and Chicago Bible Institute. It was from there, that they were sent out onto the evangelistic field with ordinations through both the Full Gospel Fellowship International, Echoes of Calvary and Mountain Assembly Church of God . Together they traveled and ministered throughout the mid-western and southern regions of the United States until returning to Sacramento, California and accepting the Position of Youth Pastors back at their former church of Evangel Temple under Pastor Jerry Barnard. They remained at Evangel Temple until 1972 when they were released by Pastor Barnard to assist another local church in opening a separate center just to minister to the youth of the Greater Sacramento area. Together, they built the ministry known as “His Place” in Carmichael, California and ministered to many involved in the “Jesus People” movement of the decade. Later they built a similar ministry known as "The One Way House" in Rancho Cordova, CA, while serving as Associate Pastors. (continued in supplement listing)
Rev. Fonda Hinkle

Rev. Fonda Hinkle's Bio Continued

Following their service in Rancho Cordova, Pastor Troy Hinkle and Pastor Fonda Hinkle were called to form their own organization, Christian Faith Outreach and to open an inner-city church in the heart of Sacramento’s then, “skid row”. The Church was known as “Capital City Holy Spirit Center” and services were held in the Senator Hotel until the Hotel closed its doors. Pastor Fonda and her Husband Pastor Troy Hinkle did not only minister in the churches and youth centers of Sacramento, California, but also on the streets of Sacramento. There were many times that they would form teams of people to preach on the street, or in the middle of the “K Street Mall”. They would go out and knock on doors, leading people to Jesus Christ right where they were. After closing the Capitol City Holy Spirit Center, Pastors Troy and Fonda Hinkle were invited back to their former church Evangel Temple but then renamed Heritage Christian Center by the Pastoral Team of Don Shephard and First lady Shirley Shephard as Associate Pastors and also as Youth Pastors. They were right back in North Sacramento. From there, Pastors Troy and Fonda Hinkle left to form and preach in a number of home churches under the umbrella of Christian Faith Outreach until accepting an Associate Pastor’s position at Victory Tabernacle under Pastor Verdon Henry. Pastor Fonda Hinkle was also credentialed and ordained in 1985 under Jesus People Information Center, Inc. Pastor Henry released Pastors Troy and Fonda to serve as the interim Singles Pastors at Trinity Life Center in Sacramento, California for a season before inviting them back to be the Assistant Pastors of Victory Tabernacle. In 1998 Pastor Henry retired and the congregation invited Pastor Troy Hinkle to be their Senior Pastor, and Pastor Fonda Hinkle to assist Him.Pastor Fonda Hinkle has remained in the capacity of Senior Pastor Emeritus, Executive First Lady, and Pastor over Lighthouse of Victory Ladies Ministries after the passing of Pastor Troy.
Chaplain Mary Watts

Advisory Board/Community Outreach Director

Chaplain Mary Watts has a long history of serving our community by heading up TLC Soup Kitchen. Sister Mary serves as our community outreach director and also serves on the Pastor's Advisory Board. Check back later for a complete bio!
Pastor Barbara Young

Missions Director/CFO

Pastor Barbara Young was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and she graduated from Luther Burbank and attended Sacramento City College. She later was hired at the State of CA, as a Associate Systems Analyst. Pastor Barbara retired after 36 years. She became a Christian at age 16 years old at a revival at Abundant Life Temple in Sacramento. Pastor Barbara taught Sunday School and was in the Choir at Abundant Life Temple at the church her Grandparents started. She was married in 1975 to Ray and have been married for almost 40 years. They attended Trinity Life Center for 35 years. She was the first woman President in the music department at Trinity Life Center and she was also on Women’s Ministry Board as the graphic designer. Pastor Young also has planned many events for Choir. She took a few classes at EPIC college for Counseling. Pastor Barbara have counseled off and on throughout my Christian years. Ray and her now attend Victory Tabernacle for almost 2 years. She is involved with the Women’s Ministry and loves every minute of it. She is also a fundraiser which is so much fun. Pastor Young also has volunteered for many things because she loves serving the Lord. Her main title is “Servant” for Jesus, because she loves serving for His glory.
Pastor Ray Young

Missions Director

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Mary Lou Ledford

Advisory Board/Trustee/Teacher

Mary Lou Ledford serves in various capacities. Mary Lou serves on the Pastor's Advisory Board, as one of our Trustees as well as teaching Sunday School and various topical studies for our interactive Wednesday night Bible Studies. Check back later for a complete bio!
Pastor Deborah Ling

Children’s Education Director/Teacher/Advisory Board

Deborah Ling is an ordained minister. Living up to the definition of her name Bee, she has her hand in many places. She is currently her church director and teacher of her church children's ministry, teaches a weekly Bible Study class, and is a self-published author of nine books and two workbooks. Having got right with the Lord 30 plus years ago, He has walked with her through many trials. He healed her of an abusive past; held her tight through three years of homelessness; healing from the loss of a child; and saved her life on more than one occasion when the devil tried to take her out, starting when she was 10 months old. Over the years, Deborah has walked in the shoes of saints of the Bible. Like Daniel, she had a writing on the wall experience; like Phillip, she was translated in the Spirit from one spot to another; like the disciples, she has seen many healed through her prayers; and like Jesus, she had nowhere to lay her head. Through all of this and more, the Lord has used her in the gift of healing, as a prophet to the body of Christ, in the gifts of tongues and interpretation of tongues, in the interpretation of dreams, and in teaching through Bible Studies, conferences, and her books.
Ethel Neighbours

Advisory Board/Children's Church

Ethel Neighbours serves as a Sunday School Teacher for our primary grades and teaches Children's Church. Ethel also serves on the Pator's Advisory Board and is the Secretary and Treasurer. Check back later for a complete bio!
Tiffany Oreglia

Director Horses, Hope & Healing

Tiffany Oreglia is the Director and current President of Horses, Hope & Healing--a ministry to the community youth that has recently joined forces with Victory Tabernacle through an Memorandum of Understanding. Visit www.horseshopehealing.com for complete information.
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