Pastors & Staff

Ed Akers

Senior Pastor & Co-Founder

Pastors Ed is a lifelong resident of the southwest area of Central Ohio. He graduated from Westland High School and married his high school sweetheart Tammie. He got his degree in Radialogic Technologies in 1981 and worked 20 years as a Cardiac Cath Tech, all the while working in his local church. He has worked as a Children's Christian Ed Director, Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and Church Planter and now a Senior Pastor since 1996. He has had experience in all aspects of Pastoral Counseling as well as traveling abroad for short term missions, crusade and conference speaking. God has touched his life and Pastor Ed has been privileged to see the miraculous in healings and in signs and wonders, as well as witnessing over 25,000 people come to faith in Christ in foreign crusades and local church ministry.
Family, Friends and Relationships are number one to Ed. He is blessed with two wonderful daughters, Joni and Bethany and son Will. Joni is married to Brent (VLC's Associate Senior Pastor) and have given them two wonderful grandchildren Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Harper and Willow.  Bethany is married to Zack and has also given them more precious grandchildren in Grae, Eisley, Lincoln and Everly.
Pastor Ed enjoys traveling,playing golf, riding his Motorcycle, baseball and watching old movies. Most of all  serving God and spending time with his family! It is his desire to be a blessing to all of those God allows him to serve!
Connect with Pastor Ed via Facebook atwww.facebook.com/pastor.akers 

Brent Powell

Executive Pastor

Brent's passion is to see the reality of Jesus Christ brought to all generations. To see all generations mature into, and fulfill the Destiny that God has given to each one.
Brent has been in active pursuit of growing the kingdom of God in the local church for more then 15 years. Serving in whatever capacity is needed to see the Kingdom of God advanced and expanded. Those roles have ranged from children's pastor, youth pastor, young adults, small groups, associate pastor, executive pastor, and conference speaker. Brent believes in having a whatever it takes approach and attitude to everything we do for Christ. That is reflected in his heart for connecting with people and reaching out to the hurting and broken.
Brent enjoys sports, movies, laughing, and spending time with his family. Brent has been married to his wife Joni for over 17 years and they have five beautiful children Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Harper and Willow.
You can connect with Pastor Brent via Facebook at

Tammie Akers

Worship Pastor & Co-Founder

The presence of the Lord is manifested as Pastor Tammie Akers and the Victorious Living Worship Team lead in powerful anointed praise and worship. She has a passion to lead people into the presence of God.
Pastor Tammie has been actively and mightily used of God in praise and worship ministry for the past 20 years. She has led the Worship and Arts Ministry at Victorious Living for the past 17 years. Her heart is to bring the people of God into an intimate and real worship experience, one that is focused on reaching His face and not simply His hand.
Pastor Tammie is co-founder of Victorious Living with her husband Pastor Ed Akers. Pastor Tammie also directs the “IMAGE” Women's Ministry of Victorious Living. This dynamic ministry is geared at teaching gained victory over her own past abuse and hurts. She has conquered low self-esteem issues and has a passion to see those damaged by abuse healed and delivered. Her testimony has helped set many free from the bondages of their past.
Pastor Tammie enjoys playing golf with her husband, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her highest calling is as a wife to her husband Ed, and as a mother to her daughters Joni and Bethany, son Will, as well as the world's greatest grandmother to her grandchildren, Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Graeson, Eisley, Lincoln, Harper and Everly and Willow!