10245 Broad River Rd., Irmo, SC 29063 (803)781-6970
Pastor & Mrs. Shepler
Dr. Chris Shepler was saved at the age of 16, after hearing a clear gospel presentation at a youth meeting. He accepted Christ at home in his own bedroom as he thought on John 3:16. God led him to Florida Bible College, where he received his Bachelor degree. He founded our church in 1979, and has been in full-time ministry for over 40 years. In 2002, he earned his Master's of Ministry degree from Pensacola Christian College. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Pensacola Christian College. He married his wife Peggy in 1973, and they have 4 grown children together.
Pastor John Seydlitz, our assistant pastor, was saved at the age of 8 in the basement of his church after a Sunday evening service. The Lord directed him to Pensacola Christian College where he graduated with a degree in accounting in 1994. After college, the Lord opened the door for him to serve in his home church in the Chicago area. After recognizing God's call on his life, he returned to Pensacola Christian College to earn a Master's degree in Bible Exposition. Upon graduation in 2000, the Lord brought him to Victory Bible Baptist Church where he has served faithfully with his wife, Rachel, of 19 years. The Seydlitz' have 3 children.
Bro. Adam Pearlstein, our youth leader, grew up in our church. He was saved at the age of 4 in a Sunday School class. He earned his Bachelor degree from West Coast Baptist College in 2012, and returned to work here at his home church. He was married in 2013, to his wife Leanne.