Uniting on one campus
Published Dec. 23, 2019
Victory Bible College builds 40,000-square-foot building designed by Sparks Reed
TULSA (Dec. 23, 2019) – Victory Bible College has started construction on the first building outlined under a campus master plan developed by Sparks Reed Architecture and Interiors.
LD Kerns Contractors is raising the steel for this modern, state-of-the-art, two-story, 40,000-square-foot building, designed by Sparks Reed.
This building answers a long-awaited prayer of bringing the Victory Bible College and Victory Youth onto one campus with Victory Church and Victory Christian Schools.
"It serves multiple functions," said Sparks Reed principal and cofounder David Reed. "It is home to Victory Bible College, and houses Victory Youth on Sundays and Wednesday nights. It also will house some administrative services."
Reed said the project will improve efficiency and pedestrian traffic flow at both the college and church, which now may share the same campus and parking. They also may share the same central plant for energy efficiency and reduced maintenance. The college is directed by Executive Director and Pastor Mark Kresge. The church is led by Pastors Paul and Ashley Daugherty.
This $6 million expansion replaces a building Victory Bible College and Victory Church had used for youth services that sits just south of its Lewis Avenue campus, northeast of the CityPlex Towers.
"They always wanted to have the youth on their main campus, and now they will," said Reed.
This project will enhance the white color palate that typifies much of Victory's existing campus. The exterior will add wood-grain materials to the white stone fronting the rest of the college and church.
"It's definitely going to be a new twist with a respect for the rest of the campus," said Reed. "This will have Pastor Paul and Pastor Ashley's distinct thumbprint on it, with a goal of looking to the future and growing Victory's ministries."
Kerns hopes to complete this project by August 2020.
"Both the church and college are growing their ministry umbrella," said Reed. "This is providing them a new tool to minister to college students and develop church leaders as well as serving their church body with new youth and children's spaces connected to the main campus."