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Each and every week thousands of people across Virginia set their televisions to NBC-12 to participate in “church” through the live broadcast of the worship service of Grove Church.

The program known as The Victory Hour has been an integral part of Grove’s overall ministry efforts for over 60 years. It reaches into neighborhoods, medical facilities, nursing and assisted living communities, and even into jails where it connects hearts and minds together in a live worship experience.

Over the years, many thousands have entered into a new relationship with the living God through the Bible-based preaching and teaching of this ministry.

Through national networks such as the NRB on DirecTV and through the web, the reach of this ministry is truly global in scope. The ministry regularly corresponds by phone calls, emails and letters to people across the United States and overseas who participate in this worship experience.
Those who have led the ministry and those who support the ministry see The Victory Hour as an important resource for the work of God in our community.The ministry is the oldest of its kind in America. The first program aired on Sunday, January 13, 1952 on the eve of NBC’s Today Show. The program  has been supported over six decades by 5 Pastors, 10 Ministers of Music and 3 Ministers of Media.

The ministry regularly supports Christian and civic organizations outside the church on issues of concern to believers. These issues include Home and Family, Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Jail and Prison Ministry, Christian Apologetics, Biblical Prophecy, and relief efforts in the community, nationally and internationally.