Pastor Max Garza has led Victory Outreach Church in Portland, Oregon, since 1991. Using his resources, Pastor Max Garza founded three faith-based recovery homes, as well as a number of church-based fellowship groups.
Victory Outreach provides opportunities for people of all ages to nurture relationships with Christianity and one another. One of the church’s key programs, the Victory Outreach Portland Christian Recovery Home, offers spiritual and emotional support for individuals with a history of substance abuse. Each live-in program helps residents to continue their recovery process while learning the skills needed to become independent, self-supporting members of society. Clergy members, volunteers, and paraprofessionals work together to counsel each resident free of charge.
Members of Victory Outreach also welcome one another to ministry groups targeted at each member’s life stage. The Kidz G.A.N.G. (God’s Anointed Next Generation) and Youth G.A.N.G. (God’s Anointed Now Generation) ministries allow young people to grow spiritually with their peers, while the ministries for young adults, married couples, women, and men continue fellowship into adulthood. Older adults enjoy volunteer opportunities with Second Wind Ministry, while musically inclined members of many different ages serve others in the church’s Music Ministry.
Pastor Max Garza has spent more than two decades at the Victory Outreach Church of Portland in Portland, Oregon. During his time in Portland, Pastor Max Garza has engaged in a variety of church and community programs and is also a member of Victory Outreach International.
On March 3, Victory Outreach International will host the 2015 Women’s Convention at the Ontario Convention Center in California. The event serves as a focal point for the United Women in Ministry, a group established by Victory Outreach International co-founder Julie Arguinzoni.
The United Women in Ministry operates with a vision of encouraging all women to serve as disciples of Christ. The group further seeks to uphold what it feels are the duties of all Christians in regard to spreading the word of God and evangelizing underserved communities throughout the world.
Additional goals of United Women in Ministry include inspiring spiritual growth in women, providing mentorship services to Christian women, and communicating with other departments of the church on women’s matters.
Pastor Max Garza heads a diverse range of ministries, including the G.A.N.G. Christian Youth Ministry, through his position as the head of Victory Outreach Church in Portland, Oregon. As pastor of the church, Max Garza also belongs to the nonprofit organization Victory Outreach International.
In the fall of 2014, Victory Outreach International launched a project known as the G.A.N.G. LIFE television program. This project grew out of the organization’s G.A.N.G. Christian Youth Ministry, which stands for God’s Anointed Now Generation. Victory Outreach International itself has touched lives of young people across the world since its founding by Sonny Arguinzoni, Sr., in 1967.
The G.A.N.G. LIFE television program airs through the JUCE TV network on cable or satellite, as well as online at JUCETV.Org and through an app for the iPhone and iPad. The show focuses on providing inspiring stories of real young people across the country who come from a diverse range of backgrounds.