Pastors, Staff, & Elders

Brent Powell

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brent serves as the Senior Pastor for Victorious Living Church, he leads the Church in its vision, which is to help people belong to Jesus, behold Jesus, and become more like Jesus everyday. His desire is to see people have a genuine encounter with God that leads to life transformation and living a life that shows the love of God to the world around us.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, getting out into nature, and is active with his children in youth sports in the community.  He assumed the Senior Pastorate of VLC in 2021. Brent has been married to his wife Joni for 21 years, he is most proud to be dad to his 5 children, Zoe, Ellie, Judah, Harper and Willow.

You can connect with Pastor Brent on these Social Platforms
 Facebook: facebook.com/brentpowell96  
Instagram: @brentpowell96
TikTok: @pbrentpowell
 Email: brentpowell96@gmail.com

Ed Akers

Covering Pastor(Bishop), Founder

Pastor Ed cofounded VLCC, and today his focus is as the covering Pastor to Victorious Living Christian Center of Columbus’ ministries, it’s endeavors and mission. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Elders/Directors for the Ministry. His primary focus is to train and mentor leaders, to contribute to the overall vision of the ministry. His ongoing ministry is to lead Victorious Living International a global missions and relief organization spreading the Victorious Gospel of Jesus. Ed has been married to his wife Tammie for 41 years, and finds great joy as dad to 2 daughters and a son, as well as Papa to 9 grandchildren.
Connect with Pastor Ed via Facebook atwww.facebook.com/pastor.akers 

Tammie Akers

Worship Pastor, Founder

Pastor Tammie cofounded VLCC, She established and provides oversight to the praise and worship ministry of VLC, in addition she founded and continues to give vision to the Women’s ministry of VLC. Her heart is to raise up new leaders to reach a new generation and she has been used by God to help women find freedom in the Victorious Gospel of Jesus from past trauma’s and hurts. Her ministry is a source of healing for many. Tammie has been married to her husband Ed for 41 years and is a proud Mom to her two daughters and son. Her most awesome joy is as Nana to her 9 grandchildren.

Kristin Baisden

Head Worship Director

Kristin serves as the Head Worship Director for Victorious Living Church, ministering through music and leading the worship team.  She has been a member of VLC since 2015, and has served as a worship leader for over 15 years.  She is a graduate of Lee University.  Kristin assumed the role of Head Worship Director in 2022.  She has been married to her husband Mike for over 10 years, and is the proud mother of two children, Parker and Kyleigh.
You can connect with Kristin on Instagram @kristinbaisden

Mike Baisden

Elder and  Co-Youth Leader

Mike serves as an Elder at Victorious Living and is a co-leader of Rebirth Youth Ministries.

Bill Smith

Elder and VLI board member

Bill serves as an Elder and board member at Victorious Living and also serves on the Victorious Living International board. 

Carl Ranshaw


Carl serves as  an Elder and board member  at Victorious Living. 

Teri Curtin

Board Treasurer and Financial Advisor

Teri Curtin is a certified CPA who acts as the treasurer for the Victorious Living board and is acting financial advisor for the church.