Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 13, 2010
Sen. Dan Newberry
Senate Approves Resolution Honoring the
Late Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty
The state Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution
celebrating the life and legacy of the late Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty.
Daugherty was pastor of Victory Christian Center, and founder of
Victory Christian School, Victory Bible Institute, the Tulsa Dream
Center and Victory World Missions Training Center. Daugherty passed
away last year, after being diagnosed with lymphoma.
Daugherty’s network of schools serves over 1700 students,
and the Victory Bible Institute spans 93 countries, including 911
campuses. Daugherty was regarded as one of America’s best-known
and most charismatic preachers.
“Pastor Daugherty was an inspiration to millions, with a
legacy stretching across the world from Oklahoma,” said Newberry,
R-Tulsa. “His passion for the gospel bettered the lives of
countless people. He was a dedicated family man, a tireless spokesman
for the gospel, a great Oklahoman and a great man of God.”
Daugherty’s Victory World Missions Training Center sent
hundreds of missionaries to locations throughout the world, and
his Tulsa Dream Center has provided clothing and other essentials
to less fortunate Tulsa area residents. He presided over a congregation
of 17,000 at Victory Christian Center, and his television show,
Victory in Jesus, reached an audience of more than 100 million.
“His legacy of ministry and service are an example to all
of us,” said Newberry. “His passion in communicating
the message of the gospel was an inspiration. Today we honor his
accomplishments, his exceptional life and his enduring legacy.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Newberry: (405) 521-5600