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Pastor - Valeriu Brâncovan

He was born in Romania in 1946. Married in 1970 with Mariana Brancovan, they were blessed with a family of three (3) children: Cristian, Lavinia, and Sorin.

He worked in Romania as a Mechanical Engineer between 1970 and 1990. He studied Theology at Regent University, Virginia Beach in 1990-1992.

In 1986 he was ordained as deacon in "Filadelfia" Church in Timisoara, Romania. In 1988 he was ordained as presbyter in "Elim" Church in Timisoara, Romania where he was also the senior pastor of that Church in the first half of 1990. Between 1992 and 1995 he was the pastor at "Agape" Church in Timisoara, Romania. Since 1996 he has been the pastor of "Victory Romanian Christian Center in Sacramento", California.

After 1977 he was one of the founders of the discipleship program in Romania, under the guidance of "Navigators" and B.E.E (Bible Education by Extension).

Current activities outside of church: broadcasting within Steve Boros Ministries T.V. production, teaching activities at Romanian Centers of Theological Education throughout the U.S.A, conducting seminars for families and pastoral education.


Presbyter - Daniel Căta

Married to Eleonora Căta blessed with a family of seven (7) children; Jason, Andy, Michael, Johnny, Danny, Mathew and Sara.

He is one of the founding members of Victory Romanian Christian Center.

In April 2003 he was ordained as deacon of Victory Romanian Christian Center; he is the leader of the Praise and Worship team, and he is much involved in the preaching activity.

In November 2008 he was ordained as presbyter.



Presbyter - Samuel Toplean

Married with Daniela Toplean blessed with a family of three (3) children; Julia, Joshua and Jennifer.

He is one of the founding members of Victory Romanian Christian Center.

In April 2003 he was ordained as deacon of Victory Romanian Christian Center; currently he is the treasurer of the Church and supervises the building development program. He also takes care of prayer activity of our Church.

In November 2008 he was ordained as presbyter.


Our Vision

Our church's vision is based on the essential assertions of our Lord Jesus Christ, in reference to the existence and purpose of his Church.

  1. Mathew 16:18 “ And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
  2. Mathew 22:37-40 “ Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind , This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘ You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
  3. Mathew 28:19-20 “ Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.


Our Purpose

We exist as a Church for the following distinct objectives:

  1. To celebrate and rejoice in the presence of the Lord through Praise and Worship;
  2. To demonstrate the Christian love through a caring fellowship;
  3. To proclaim to the saturation the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
  4. To biblically edify the members of our fellowship through the spiritual gifts;
  5. To transform any willing person into a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ;


We wish to glorify the Lord by bringing others to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and their integration in the Church's family, for spiritual growth, maturity and equipping for Christian service and further discipling of others.


Practical Guide for the Christian Life

In practical terms the life of our church is dedicated for the spiritual formation in two directions:

  • A Christian character forged under the guidance of the Holy Spirit ( „As many are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Romans 8:14; „ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:22-24)
  • Christian conduct and godliness.

Our church encourages freedom in the Spirit in accordance to the Holy Word, originating in the Truth and divine Grace. However, in accordance with the teaching of our church, this liberty excludes the following practices:

  • Abortion of the embryo and of the infant (except in extreme medical conditions);
  • Smoking in any form (cigarettes, pipe, weed);
  • Substance abuse and addictions of any kind;
  • Alcohol consumption;
  • Societal dancing;
  • Swearing, cursing, blasphemy, obscene language;
  • Watching or the promulgation of pornography;
  • Involvement in pre-marital sexual activities;
  • Extra-marital sexual relations, sexual abuse to minors, pederasty, homosexuality, indecent exposure;
  • Indecent attire;
  • Excessive use of make-up and jewelry;
  • Hair coloring in striking unnatural colors;
  • Tattoos, display of zodiac signs, satanic and new age symbols, body piercing;
  • Exaggerated long and braided hair for boys and men;
  • Gambling, horoscope, witchcraft, astrology cards, Ouija boards, mediums, spirit practices, cults;
  • Non-Christian music and satanic influenced music;
  • Divorce and remarriage outside of what the bible justifies.
  • Abuse of Children, Elderly, and the Handicapped;
  • Offerings to the dead or related rituals of the kind;
  • Suicide attempts, murder, human cloning.

"In the essentials - unity, in non-essentials - liberty, in all things - charity." (St. Augustin)



Inauguration of "Victory Romanian Christian Center": April 1995, Church Board members: John Stoian-deacon, Alexandru Hotea-deacon, Samuel Toplean, Daniel Cata, Ion Nicorici. Opened through Assemblies of God.

In March 1996 the Brancovan family arrived in U.S.A. and brother Valeriu Brancovan was installed as pastor of Victory Romania Church . The following new board of members was elected: John Stoian-deacon, Alexandru Hotea-deacon, Samuel Toplean, Daniel Căta, Liviu Moscu and Ion Nicorici,

After six (6) months as a church we purchased our first property located on Connie Dr., Sacramento. In June 2001 we relocated to Gibbons Dr., Carmichael. In March 2005 we relocated to our current location on Walnut Ave., Sacramento.

Throughout the years our church has offered four (4) baptisms in water, baptizing a total of 30 candidates.

In April 2003 Samuel Toplean and Daniel Căta were ordained as deacons and John Stoian and Alexandru Hotea as presbyters.

In November 30, 2008 Samuel Toplean and Daniel Căta were ordained as presbyters.



Weekly Ministry at
5306 Walnut Ave.

Sunday 10am - 12am
Sunday 6pm - 8pm

Women's meeting
Tuesday 7pm - 9pm

Corporate prayer
Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm

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