Pastor Samuel Elmer Hyde, Sr. went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2015, surrounded by those he loved. Pastor Hyde faithfully served the Lord until he was called home. He was our Pastor from 1963 until 2015 and continued to preach and teach the Word of God until his final calling.
Samuel E. Hyde, Sr. surrendered to preach the gospel in April of 1958. He graduated from Clear Creek Baptist College in May of 1963. While attending college, he was the pastor of Riverview Baptist Church of Calvin Kentucky. Upon graduation, he and his family returned to Hampton, as led by God’s Spirit. God spoke in this manner; thus, Victory Baptist Church had its beginning.
By the leading of the Holy Spirit, this church held the first meeting on the first Sunday of October 1963. The church was organized on January 12th, 1964 with 19 charter members. The meeting place was the same as the present address. A store building was purchased in 1964 for $30,000. This was remodeled and used for 21 years, until the present facility was built. The educational building was completed in 1985 and the new auditorium was finished in 1987.
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i miss the pastor