Senior Pastor

Dr. J. Michael Burns

Joined Victory Staff: 1991 – Sr. Pastor
Areas of Ministry: Sr. Pastor - Leading and Feeding the Victory congregation and staff.
When were you saved: 1963
Family: Married to Janet Conner (1976), Two Children – Christopher and Bethany, Five Grandchildren – Ava, Harrison, Maxx, Kash, Hudson
Education: Canton High School, Christ for the Nations (Associates Degree), Southeastern College (Bachelor of Arts), Southwestern Baptist Seminary (Master of Divinity), Oral Roberts University (Doctor of Ministry)
One thing you find most fascinating: What people do for a living and why they are passionate about their work.
Best thing someone has said to you: “You make the Bible so easy to understand.”
Two people you’d like to meet:  Coach Nick Saban and Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Your hero:  My parents
One of your greatest experiences with God: Other than my receiving Christ as my Savior and Lord, it would be the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
 
FAVORITE
Books: The Bible and In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
Scripture: Jeremiah 3:15
Food:  Janet’s Baked Chicken
Movie: Apollo 13
TV Show: NCIS (No-Nonsense Gibbs)
Recreational Activities: Working Out
Hobbies: Reading
Musical Artist: Anything 60’s (Oldies)
Actor: Tom Hanks
Actress:  Julia Roberts
Season: Fall
Place in the World: Kenya
Place to Pray: Anywhere I can walk
Sports Team: Texas Longhorns
Sport: College Football
 
Least Favorite Team: Texas A&M Aggies (How many aggies does it take to …?)

Worship Pastor

Jasie Perry

Joined Victory Staff:  2008
Areas of Ministry: Worship
When were you saved: 8 years old
Family: Married to Matt, mom to Maddox and Belle (our lab)
Education: BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University
One thing you find most fascinating: Outer space and the vastness of the Universe
Best thing someone has said to you: "I love you mommy."
Two people you’d like to meet: Troy Aikman and Chris Hodges
Your hero: My Papa
One of your greatest experiences with God: I was 15 years old the first time I visited the youth group at Victory Church, and I experienced the presence of God so tangibly for the first time and I was never the same from that moment.  I have longed for His presence and for other people to experience Him in that way ever since that day.  
 
FAVORITE
Book: Same Kind of Different As Me
Scripture: Hebrews 10:23 - Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.  
Food: Anything Mexican
Movie: Beauty and the Beast
TV Show: This Is Us & Long Lost Family
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Anything crafty, camping and hiking
Musical Artist: Kari Jobe, Kim Walker Smith, Elevation Worship, George Strait
Actor/Actress: Tom Cruise (even though he's kind of nuts)
Season: Fall
Place in the World: Wherever my friends and family are
Place to Pray: In my bathroom while I get ready (the only quiet moment of the whole day).
Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Sport:  Football

LEAST FAVORITE
Food: Um, I love all food
Season: Winter
Place in the World: School Inservice
Sports Team: New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Sims

Joined Victory Staff: June 2014
Areas of Ministry: Pastor Mike’s Administrative Assistant
When were you saved: When I was 4 years old with my mom.
Family: Married to Elmer for 12 years. We have 1 daughter, Amiela, who is 1½, and a son, Jake, on the way.
Education: Graduated from Edgewood High School
One thing you find most fascinating: The human brain and how it works
Best thing someone has said to you: “Momma”
Two people you’d like to meet: Jimmy Evans and Jack Hayford
Your hero: My husband
One of your greatest experiences with God: The day that I was first filled with the Holy Spirit at a Kenneth Copeland convention in “Commander Kelly’s” Kid’s Service. (I was 11 years old.)
 
FAVORITE
Books: Switch on Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf, Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans
Scripture: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
Food: Does coffee count? If not, Four Winds Steak 
Movie: Any movie other than Zootopia, Frozen, or Trolls! (Did I mention that I have a toddler?)
TV Show: This is Us, Fixer Upper, and Property Brothers
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Crafts, working out, spending time with my family
Musical Artist: Kari Jobe, Frank Sinatra, Jack Johnson, Phil Wickham, Kristene DiMarco
Actor/Actress: Sandra Bullock
Season: Fall
Place in the World:
Porto Venere, Italy
Place to Pray:
On my back patio
Sports Team:
Dallas Cowboys
Sport:
To watch – football; To play – volleyball

LEAST FAVORITE
Food:
Escargot
Season:
Winter
Place in the World:
Away from my family