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Children Of God Victory Tabernacle

Pastor Derrick L. Peterson, Sr. is a native of Richmond, VA. and one of three children born to Janice K. Peterson. Being reared up by his grandmother, Mother Hazel H. Peterson, he attended Jerusalem Holy Church of the Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America, Inc. During his teenage years he joined Fourth Baptist Church where he served on the Youth Council until the retirement of Dr. Robert L. Taylor. It was in the Fall of 1992 that he would get reacquainted and marry Evangelist Tania Lacey Peterson while attending Virginia Union University, where he studied music and became a member of the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Pastor and Evangelist Peterson have four children: Shontia, Derrick Jr., Darian, and Daniel.

Through many hardships and a contrary lifestyle, God continued to smile upon this prodigal grandson. After the passing of his grandmother, He rededicated his life to Christ and returned to his foundation.  Under the leadership of Bishop Olive C. Brown, he attended New Jerusalem International Christian Ministries, until June 1993, when his then future father-in-law became founding pastor of Children Of God Victory Tabernacle.  It is here where he was chosen by God and appointed by Senior Pastor M. Louis Lacey to preach the uncompromising Word of Life in October 1997. In October 2006 he was ordained and promoted to serve as an Elder. Having served as a lay pastor throughout many ministries of the church, it was in January 2011 that he would be promoted to his current position as an associate pastor.

After working with two organizations in Richmond (Boaz & Ruth, Inc and Franklin Grove LLC) that serves Virginia's re-entry population of ex-offenders and individuals recovering from substance abuse, God led Pastor Peterson to begin his own re-entry and second chance initiative named After This LLC. Pastor Peterson returned to Virginia Union University to complete his graduate and professional studies at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology while working professionally at Virginia State University in the Department of Residence Life & Housing, believing in one of his favorite scriptures Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ".


Pastor Lachelle L. Moses is a native of Brooklyn, New York and has lived in Richmond, Virginia since 1979. She is the eldest of three children born to Senior Pastor Louis and Shepherd Mother Rebecca Lacey. She is married to Elder Reginald A. Moses, Sr. They have one son, Reginald Jr, and an awesome grandson, Elijah.


Pastor Moses accepted the Lord as her personal Savior on November 20, 1988 when she attended Jerusalem Holy Church. Under the leadership of Bishop (now Chief Apostle) Olive C. Brown, she transcended with the New Jerusalem International Christian Ministries.  She was a member of that ministry until June 1993 when her father became the founding Pastor of the Children Of God Victory Tabernacle.


Obeying the spirit, Pastor Moses faithfully serves under her father tirelessly. She has served in many capacities from usher, to praise leader, choir director, Sunday school teacher, to lay pastor of the women's ministry and lay pastor of couple's ministry. She was appointed as the Assistant Pastor in January 1999 and now serves in the current capacity as an Associate Pastor of the Children of God Victory Tabernacle.


Pastor Moses attended both Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond.  She has studied in the Christian Ministries program through Oral Roberts University. Shortly thereafter she received a certification of completion in the Christian Education, Proclamation, and the Advanced Theological Preparation programs at the Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.  Her desire is to continue her studies to obtain her Masters of Divinity degree in Christian Education at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.


She knows in her heart that the Lord has called her to ministry in the area of administration, helps, and song.  She was consecrated a Minister in 1997, appointed Assistant Pastor in 1999, ordained an Elder in October 2004 and ordained to her current position as Associate Pastor in January 2011. Pastor Moses works professionally as an Assistant Vice President in the Centralized Supervision Unit at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow. She adheres to Ephesians 4:1 to 'walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye were called'.


Elder Reginald A. Moses, Sr. is a native of Richmond, Virginia. The second of five children born to Ryland (Pete) and Joan Moses.  He attended and graduated from the Richmond Public School System and furthered his education at Virginia Union University. 

Elder Moses was a member of Jerusalem Holy Church on 12th & Stockton Street for over 25 years under the leadership of the late Bishop James F. Brown, Jr. and Pastor (now Chief Apostle) Olive C. Brown.  In 1984, Elder Moses began serving as an adjutant to Bishop Brown and continued to minister in service until Bishop Brown's passing in 1991. He transitioned with the church as they became the New Jerusalem International Christian Ministries in 1992. 

Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Elder Moses decided to follow his father-in-law (Pastor M. Louis Lacey) in ministry and became a charter member of Children of God Victory Tabernacle in June 1993.  He was ordained a minister in October 1997 and consecrated an Elder in January 2011.  Pastor Moses has served as the Youth Pastor of COGVT since June 1998.    He has provided mentorship to many young people throughout his service as Youth Pastor but he has a special calling to assist young males in Christ as they transition from boys to men.  On February 20, 1993 he married his high school sweetheart Pastor Lachelle Lacey Moses. They have one son, Reginald Jr ("RJ") and one grandson, Elijah.


Elder Mary A. Kelsey was born in Somerville, NJ to the late Cleveland and Lena Kelsey. The family relocated to Virginia's Charlotte County and raised their children in Red Oak, VA. Elder Kelsey is the oldest of eleven siblings and accepted Christ at an early age. She has three children: Cleveland, Jacueline, and Alvin. She also has five grandchildren: Jamika, Dorian, Alvin Jr., Ayana and Alaina. Elder Kelsey was licensed to preach the gospel in October 1997 and because of her faithfulness and passion for ministry she was ordained an Elder in January 2011 under the leadership of Senior Pastor M. Louis Lacey. Elder Kelsey is the Pastor of Health and Wellness Ministry at COGVT.


Elder Willie Mobley was born in Perry, GA. He is the oldest of eleven children raised and educated in the public schools of Warner Robins, GA. Elder Mobley is married to Gloria Jean Mobley, celebrating over 22 years of marital bliss. Together they have six daughters and thirteen grandchildren.

God had His hand on Elder Mobley at an early age. He would often hear the voice of God, but didn't understand what was taking place. It was in 1975 that the call of God to preach the gospel was revealed to him through prophesy. In 1979 Elder Mobley made a commitment to his calling after moving to the Fitzgerald area of South Georgia and begin working toward that commitment under Pastor George Brownlee in Tifton, GA at the First Deliverance Holiness Church. On January 7, 1985, after making a rededication to God, he was thrusted into the prophetic ministry and in May of the same year was led by the Holy Spirit to relocate to North Carolina where he served under Pastor John Harris for nineteen years. God began to make Himself known to Elder Mobley through dreams, night visions and open visions. Angels came to him in dreams to open up scripture and give revelation knowledge on the Word of God. Under Pastor Harris' leadership, he was ordained an Elder and served as Head Elder, Evangelist, Bus Driver, and Outreach Minister. During his tenure in North Carolina, Elder Mobley has been a part of mission trips to Africa visiting Capetown, Johannesburg, Zimbabwe, Mosambique, Malawi, Kenya and La Paz, Bolivia in South America.

God has equipped him in many areas of ministry and he is still being equipped by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Since beginning his public ministry preaching on the streets of Georgia and transitioning to North Carolina, he has resided in the vineyards of Florida and Mississippi as well. In 2005 God sent Elder Mobley to South Carolina where he was ordained a Pastor by the Missionary Church International under Bishop Robert Coulter. Elder Mobley opened and pastored a church for a short period before God directed him to close the doors and move again in November 2009 to Richmond, Virginia. Almost five years after establishing residency in the Henrico area of Richmond, God would lead Elder Mobley to Children Of God Victory Tabernacle where he currently serves under the leadership of Dr. M. Louis Lacey.


Elder Raymond A. Isiah, Jr. is a native of Los Angeles, California. He was reared by his mother, Teresa Isiah, in a single parent home, with three brothers and three sisters. He is married to Mrs. Medina Isiah, and they are the proud parents of seven children, between them, and have two granddaughters.

Elder Isiah was called to the ministry at the tender age of sixteen. After graduating from high school in California, he joined the United States Army, where he served for 20 years in the infantry, in addition he was honorarily made an Assistant Chaplain. His experience of being raised without a father, nurtured his unique gift to mentor men throughout his military career, and beyond.

Being passionate about seeing people set free from mental, emotional, and physical bondage, Elder Isiah founded “Liberty Behind Walls” Prison Ministry in 1998, in Fort Lewis, WA, while serving at Eastside Community Church of God in Christ. He was ordained a Minister on August 9, 2001, and served as an Associate Elder, Evangelist, and Sunday School Superintendent. In March of 2005 he founded and Pastored “Working the Word Christian Center” in Watertown, New York. Elder Isiah has conducted revivals and has preached the gospel across the United States and abroad. During his tenure as Pastor, he has hosted Pastors and Leaders from India, Panama, and Africa, and has been blessed to witness many souls saved, delivered, and set free.

Elder Isiah served as Chaplain for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Richmond, VA for 7 years (2009-2016). In this capacity, he was the Home Plan Coordinator for all Virginia Jails and Southeastern Penial Institutions, helping ex-felons secure a place to live.

Elder Isiah is currently pursuing a Social Science Degree from Reynolds Community College and a Masters of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Having befriended Pastor Derrick Peterson in seminary, Elder Isiah decided to visit Children of God Victory Tabernacle. Believing the Lord led he and his family there to support the ministry, they became members and now serve the body of Christ, under the leadership of Dr. M. Louis Lacey, Senior Pastor.

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Children Of God Victory Tabernacle
1146 Wilkinson Road
Richmond, VA 23227
Phone: 804-447-2176

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