Bishop David L. Thomas, President

David L. Thomas is President of VSOM and Bishop of Victory Christian Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He and his wife, Pastor Kathie Thomas, have seen VCC grow into a multi-site, multicultural mega church with eight campuses and thousands of members. He is also the President and Founder of "Legacy, A Global Kingdom Alliance" which is a network of networks that promotes connecting the generations through Launching a Legacy, Living a Legacy, and Leaving a Legacy. Bishop Thomas is also a founding member of the John Maxwell Team.


Pastor Joey Yergan,  Director

Joey is the current Director of Victory School of Ministry and is also a graduate of the program. His training in VSOM and ministry experience contribute to the man that he is today. In addition, he has been involved in long-term and short-term missions in 8 countries, which has played a huge role in his life. His greatest passion is to see cities transformed by a gospel-centered awakening. He is dedicated is to making disciples who are mature lovers of God, teaching them how to experience the fullness of the dreams God has placed in their hearts.

pastor alexsey PLOTNIKOV , Assistant Director

Alexsey is the Assistant Director of VSOM and is also a graduate of Victory School of Ministry. During his senior year of high school he had a radical encounter with God. After this encounter, his life was turned around completely and he made the decision to attend this full-time, intense discipleship program. He graduated VSOM in 2013 and joined the VSOM Leadership Team in the Summer of 2016. He is also an Assistant Pastor at Victory Christian Center's Boardman Campus, leading the youth and young adults ministry. Alexsey has a vision to see this generation on fire for Christ and set apart from the rest of the world.