Brian Barker has been leading worship at Victorious Life Christian Church in Troy, New York since he was 20 years old and has written close to a hundred original songs for worship. Brian resides with his wife, Dena, and their seven children in Troy, New York and has served as an elder of Victorious Life Christian Church since 1988. Brian oversees the worship arts and several outreach ministries of Victorious Life and serves on the board of directors for Arise & Build Community Ministries. Brian has a passion to see our inner cities renewed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the faithful service of prevailing local churches.
"New Life in the City" is an extension of Brian's passion for our inner cities and the need for local churches to help renew, re-build and restore our struggling communities and serve the poor. Proceeds from the sale of "New Life in the City" will support Arise & Build Community Ministries; a faith-based not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping urban families. The mission of Arise & Build Community Ministries is to direct a wide array of Christian community development programs and services to help meet the varied needs of urban households. You can learn more about the work of Arise & Build Community Ministries at www.vlcctroy.org.
Victorious Life Christian Church is a community of Christian believers compelled by the love of God to serve and renew their city through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Based in Troy, New York, Victorious Life serves individuals and families throughout the Capital Region. We are ordinary people from all walks of life, with imperfect and often messy lives, who desire to know and love Jesus Christ and be transformed by His gospel. As a community, we are growing and learning to serve one another, our city and others around the world.