Meet your Pastors


Pastor Jamé Bolds is a Spirit led servant that longs for people to discover Jesus in everyday life (1 Cor 2:9-10, Micah 6:6-8).

As Victory's Lead Pastor he is responsible for executive leadership and teaching God's word which leads to creating a rich church and community culture.

He loves his Victors (those who call Victory Church home) and wants you to see Jesus move in every part of your life. He is consumed with helping Victors grow in their Spiritual Formation, Personal Wholeness, Healthy Relationships, Vocational Clarity and their Work & Economics. He is involved in integrating faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of York-Poquoson communities.

Pastor Jamé is a life long student of theology & economics and currently a Ph.D. candidate (practical theology & development) at Universiteit Stellenbosch as well as an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God.

He celebrates his wife & children and in his spare time he coach's U13 fútbol for Yorktown FC, is an adjunct professor of ethics and leadership, enjoys spicy Mexican food and loves taking long weekends with his wife. On Wednesday he's in his prayer cave and on Friday's at Aromas Coffee Shop. He thinks out loud on pastoring Faith, Work and Economics here and takes calls/texts on his mobile 757.504.0322.


Pastor Jennifer Bolds is passionate about helping families and marriages to be spiritually and emotionally whole -- she is also equally passionate about the worship ministry. She comes from a comical Italian family, drives like a New Yorker & embraces the calling of motherhood.

As the Family Care & Worship Pastor she oversees the Victory Groups, counseling and music ministry. She is a professional musician with previous appointments at Disney World and Grand Rapids Chamber Choir. She is also a practicing marriage and family therapist as well as an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God.

Pastor Jennifer holds the SDI Certification with Personal Strengths (2008, 2017) as a facilitator for managing conflict and improving relationships as well as FOCCUS premarital counseling inventory designed to prepare couples for marriage.

She earned a B.A.(music education), Southeastern University and an M.A. Counseling (mental health & marriage and family therapy) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

Jared Lilly, NEXTGEN PAstor

Pastor Jared comes to us from the hills of West Virginia and beaches of Hampton Roads — though somehow ended up a Dallas Cowboys fan! He's often quoted as saying, "The Bible says 'wise men follow the star' ". (HA!)

Pastor Jared is deeply concerned with helping K-12 peninsula students discover what faith can do. He is passionate about discipleship and wants to see God move in our schools and homes!  

He is a ministry prodigy, called in middle school and beginning ministry in his teenage years at World Outreach Worship Center in Newport News. He has since been a Children’s Pastor in Hickory, NC and an Assemblies of God church Winterville, NC all before turning 25. While in North Carolina he showed statewide leadership in organizing, planning events and camps, and equipping other children’s pastors within the state.

He studied theology at Lee University, Cleveland, TN and is a Certified Minister of the Assemblies of God. (And, oh yeah, he loves free food.) He blogs about kids ministry here.

STEPHENIE SHANKS, Discipleship PAstor

Pastor Stephenie comes to Victory as +25 year ministry veteran in the mega church environment. Along with her husband Pastor Mark, they have had a dizzying array of ministry experience from nursery, to missions, to small groups, and all the people craziness that comes with ministry spanning three continents.

Pastor Stephenie is a swiss army knife of ministry who finds her niche in discipleship and is our lead teaching pastor for our Wednesday Night. She is a Bible teaching machine and has a unique way of relating the Bible to everyday life. She also loves to mentor millennials, it's kinda her spiritual gift.

Pastor Stephenie is graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Potomac School of Ministry and is a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God.

MARK SHANKS, Missions PAstor

Standing in a Guatemalan jungle gazing at a business card that said, "Missions Pastor" -- God spoke to Mark and reveled to him his calling to pastor missionaries and expose people to the Global God of Acts 1:8.  

Pastor Mark is the Victory "outreach champion", responsible for "neighborhood to nations" missions support. He has a heart to spread the good news globally. Caring for missionaries that may feel isolated or discouraged is a large part of his ministry.

Moreover, he loves to expose Americans to the global Christian tradition and our God who has a heart for the world.  If you are a missionary (and we love missionaries), connect with Pastor Mark. He gets it. Missionaries click here

Pastor Mark holds an B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, a graduate of the Potomac School of Ministry and is a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God

Zelda Kelly, Victory School Director

Zelda Kelly comes to us from two decades of corporate America childcare and is elated to transition into the non-profit sector. 

Zelda has served as a multi-award winning preschool director for nearly a decade. She has leadership experience as a district and regional manager for two corporate childcare organizations here in Hampton Roads and Orlando, FL.  Her regional reputation is widely known on the Peninsula and it simply goes by “Zelda”.

She loves to love families. Here at Victory she leads our school to a new level of faith and fun all while keeping everyone laughing.  

Ms. Zelda loves to “Bzinga!”  She is passionate about providing a nurturing and educational environment while seeing God move in the life of our Victory families.

Ms. Zelda holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) and the Management Development Series I, LL, III credential.