Hello everyone, I am pastor Ron Crooker, I would like to introduce myself and family.
Originally from Alberta, Taraleigh and I moved to Penticton in 1995 with our son, Joshua and added to our family with the birth our daughter Hannah. During this time I served as a funeral director until 2002, when I left to attend Victory Bible College in Calgary. While in Calgary, Taraleigh and I served in Royal Oak Victory Church and I was ordained with Victory Churches International in 2005.
In 2006, Taraleigh and I moved back to Penticton, purchasing three local funeral businesses. While working in the funeral service, I continued ministering as a youth pastor for Victory Church of Penticton, until becoming the lead pastor of Okanagan Falls Community Baptist Church. At the same time, Taraleigh, served as an amazing mother and spouse, worked in various aspects of funeral service and ministered in the local Church. After the tragic passing of the lead pastor’s wife of Victory Church in Penticton, I was asked to assume the lead pastoral role, which took place in June 2019.
As a pastor, my heart’s passion is to help people come to greater spiritual understanding, to live with integrity as followers of Jesus Christ, and to serve in the local Church and community, with their unique God given giftings and personality. Taraleigh has a passion to see people serve with excellence, is an amazing event planner, has an incredible eye for décor and loves to see people develop authentic relationships with others and Jesus Christ.
Thanks for taking the time to visit our website, have a blessed day and feel free to come and visit the family of Victory Church of Penticton.
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Rev. Blake Wagner
I came to know Jesus in my mid 20’s while actively engaged in business pursuits. Since then learning to be His disciple has been a lifelong pursuit. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful woman of God, Lynda who helped knock off some of the worldly edges and together we’ve been blessed with three great children, who are now grown and we have 4 grandchildren. Having been a Pastor / Missionary for more than 22 years I’ve enjoyed helping people worldwide to know and follow Jesus in their daily walk with Him. Ordained as a Pastor in 1998 everyday since has brought new opportunities to help disciple, disciples who in turn disciple, disciples. What an amazing experience it is to lead people to Jesus Christ and see the transformations that happen in their lives. Early in my christian walk an mature missionary prophesied over me that “I being in the way will find God will use me”and I can honestly say it was a word from the Lord. Whether it is using gifts of listening, coaching, preaching and teaching or electrical technical and media skills God seems to constantly open doors for us to sow His love into people lives. I’m a mission driven leader both at home and abroad having lead short term mission groups to Japan, Philippines, Kenya, Mexico, USA and in Canada. I look forward to getting to know you better and helping you to prosper even as your soul prospers in Christ.