Meet Our Leaders
Pastor Henry Lavender III
Pastor Henry Lavender III Bio Pastor Henry Lavender is a native Memphian, born and raised in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Trevezant High School Class of 1980, also served 6 years in The U.S Army. After millitary is began employment at Shelby County Correctional Center as a Correctional Officer for 10 years. In 1996 Pastor Henry was afforded a great opportunity be employed by U. S. Immigrations and Naturalization Service and later changed to I.C.E Immigration & Customs Enforcement. May 26, 2018 he retired 27 years from the position as a U.S. Deportation Officer.
He has been married to the love of his life Lorre Lavender since 1985 they have been successfully married for 33 years. Together they have 5 children, 1 son Travis and 4 daughters Valerie, Ashley, Candis and Brittany, along with 16 grandchildren. He has served in ministry 23 years, in 2008 he founded Living Life In Victory Church of Raleigh Memphis where is serves as Senior Pastor for over 10 years. He recently in 2016 founded Victory Training Center in Raleigh
Pastor Henry believes that through faith and grace we can build strong people. Strong people build strong families, strong families build strong communities. The foundational scripture that he stand on is Mark 11:22-24 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Co-Pastor Lorre Lavender
Pastor Lorre accepted Christ into her life at age 11 years old, and was filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of 14. She was taught in church to believe that women did not preach. However, in April of 1999, the Lord spoke audibly to her and said, “Preach to the Captives, and help set them free.” The Lord has called Pastor Lorre to tear down the walls of religion - which has prevented the people of God not to fully receive their true inherited blessing; and then bring them into the true knowledge of God by helping them to; see, hear and clearly understand the Word of God.
In October of 2005, Pastor Lorre became a mentee of Pastor Judy Jacobs, the Founder of IIOM: International Institute Of Mentoring in Cleveland, Tennessee. The results of this encounter not just empowered and inspired her, but changed her life forever! In this same year, the Lord inspired her to research the meaning of her name, because her life seemed lifeless and without direction. Following His instructions, she was made aware that her name: Lorre Ann Lavender, meant, “Victory, Grace and Wealth.” Her identity was discovered and longer stolen by past hurts, rejection, shame or failures. She now lives her life to help women take off their mask and become who they were created and designed to be in the earth. Also, she believes that when a woman finds her way, she lives to awaken her generation.
Pastor Lorre is now Founder of the following women’s ministries: Grace Mentoring and By The Hands of A Woman Name Graced; and is also an author of her new book, By The Hands Of A Woman Named Graced. She motivates, encourages and catapults women of all backgrounds into their destiny in the earth. She is also Co-Pastor along-side her husband, Pastor Henry Lavender, at Living Life In Victory Church (LLVC) in the Raleigh area of Memphis, Tennessee. They have been serving in ministry at LLVC for 11 years. Pastor Lorre has been married thirty-three years, and still growing strong. She is the proud mother of Travis, Valerie, Ashley, Candis and Brittany, as well as proud grand-mother to 16 grandchildren. She lives her life with so much love, joy and victory because she has found her place in the earth.