In 1985, Ed and Sharon Wade were led of God to return to their hometown of Boonsboro to begin an independent, fundamental Baptist church. Upon completion of Brother Wade's Seminary training at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Wade family moved back to Boonsboro in August of 1985 after a ten year hiatus.
A weekly Bible Study in their apartment was begun with a small group of interested people. Pastor Wade got a job at Massey Ford in Hagerstown to support his family.
The first official service of Victory Baptist Church was held in the banquet room of the Red Byrd Restaurant near Keedysville the first Sunday of November 1985. There were fifteen in attendance for that first morning worship service.
In December of 1985, the church's meeting place was relocated into a storefront building at 7 South Main Street in Boonsboro. This would be the home of Victory Baptist Church until 1992.
In 1989, the church purchased the 4.6 acres of property ($40,000.00) at our present location. That same year, Pastor Wade left his full-time salesman position and went with the church full-time "by faith."
The generosity of God's people enabled the land to be cleared of debt in 1990. A Mortgage loan for $85,000.00 was obtained from Hagerstown Trust to be used to construct a church building on the site.
Construction of this first building started in March of 1991 and was completed in December. All the work was done by members and friends. The first worship service in the new facility was held January 5, 1992 with approximately forty in attendance.
The church grew slowly, but steadily over the next years. As the church grew, more space was needed. In 1997-1998, the Fellowship/Educational Wing was constructed "debt-free" by the people of Victory Baptist Church.
In 2000, the Administrative Wing was completed, also "debt-free." Because of the continued growth in attendance, a new sanctuary addition was begun and completed in 2001. This was a major 1/2 million dollar project that required borrowing $225,000.00 for completion. Praise God, the debt was paid in full in 2007, and we continue to be debt free since.
In 2007, Victory Baptist Church called Pastor Aaron Hartman to be their Youth Pastor.
Presently, Victory supports 88 missionaries and provides ministries for the entire family.
In 2017, VBC celebrates it's 32nd year of ministry. Praise the Lord for His blessings and goodness over all these years.