Our Staff

Victory Christian Church founder, Jim Pradke, has been our fulltime pastor since 1993. Jim’s passion for God’s Word is expressed through his creative teaching style and expository preaching each week. His Christ-like compassion is felt as he visits those who are suffering, giving spiritual counsel to those who seek God’s wisdom. He uses his God-given talents during our weekly Sunday services, as he leads the worship team in preparing the hearts of the worshipers to receive God’s Work. Pastor Jim is actively involved in local community ministries such as the Bella Vita Pregnancy Resource Center, as his heart is burdened for the lives of the unborn.  He and his wife, Brenda, married in 1979. Having relocated from Chicago, they settled in Knox, Indiana where they have raised their seven children. Jim is often actively involved in family activities with their many grandchildren. His days are full, yet he tries to get in a 5 mile walk whenever possible. He’s an avid primitive camper, canoeist, and health enthusiast. He brews espresso most mornings and makes cappuccino for visitors, upon request. He’s known by family to make the best Greek salad ever, but friends line up when he smokes salmon on the grill. You’ll often hear him quote, “Bacon is good on just about anything!”

Jim Pradke - Pastor

Victory Christian Church founder, Jim Pradke, has been our full-time pastor since 1993.  Jim’s passion for God’s Word is expressed through his creative teaching style and expository preaching each week.  His Christ-like compassion is felt as he visits those who are suffering, giving spiritual counsel to those who seek God’s wisdom.  He uses his God-given talents during our weekly Sunday services, as he leads the worship team in preparing the hearts of the worshipers to receive God’s Word.  Pastor Jim is actively involved in local community ministries such as the Bella Vita Pregnancy Resource Center, as his heart is burdened for the lives of the unborn.

He and his wife, Brenda, married in 1979.  Having relocated from Chicago, they settled in Knox, Indiana where they have raised their seven children.  Jim is often actively involved in family activities with their many grandchildren. His days are full, yet he tries to get in a 5 mile walk whenever possible.  He’s an avid primitive camper, canoeist, and health enthusiast.  He brews espresso most mornings and makes cappuccino for visitors, upon request.  He’s known by family to make the best Greek salad ever, but friends line up when he smokes salmon on the grill.  You’ll often hear him quote, “Bacon is good on just about anything!”

Brandi Redweik - Youth & Children’s Ministry

Victory Christian Church is blessed to have this sweet, energetic lady join our staff. Brandi Redweik has been with Victory Christian since 2018, and has taken the position of Children and Youth Ministry recently.  She is a native of Knox, where her dad was a Baptist preacher. At the age of five, Brandi came to know about Jesus, and at the age of twelve she dedicated her life to serving Christ. Brandi was lucky enough at a young age to travel across the country with her family, learning many of life's lessons along the way, as her father did missionary work of building churches in less fortunate areas of the United States.

Brandi’s family finally settled in Montana, where she lived for 6 years. It was there that she  met her husband, Shindler, and have been married for 3 years. Brandi and Shindler have a sweet little girl, Avi.  She is also heavily involved with Bella Vita in Knox, where she sits on the board, and manages Bella Vita website.  

You can find Brandi these days quite busy with Avi, her husband, Bella Vita, being involved with LAMBS, or working on our youth department.  Any questions, or would like to meet this big hearted young lady feel free to contact her.


Elders

Jay Barnhart
Jim Mitchell
Jim Pradke
Tim Stonecipher