THE HOPE MOVEMENT
MISSION & HISTORY.
Victor Torres was a gang warlord and heroin addict in New York City’s violent streets. At the age of twelve, he stabbed a young man. He quickly headed into a downward spiral. His mother believed that through her prayers, God would spare her son from this dark lifestyle. Those prayers led Victor to find help. Through the ministry of David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge, and Nicky Cruz, Victor came to realize that God had a purpose for his life.
From the dark and violent streets of his past, Victor Torres went on to Bible College where he met and married Carmen. Together they have traveled to over 30 countries of the world - sharing the message of hope in Jesus Christ. Victor’s passion for evangelism led him to the streets of the inner-cities as well as universities, colleges, and major ministries.
In 1971, Victor and Carmen founded the New Life For Adults and Youth ministry, one of America’s most successful ministries, helping tens of thousands of young men and women, over the course of 50 years, find freedom from drug addiction and gang life.
Victor and Carmen are also the founders and pastors of New Life Outreach International Church in Richmond, Virginia. A vibrant and joyful congregation of over one thousand people, New Life Outreach International is made up of over 35 nationalities and cultures.
Founding THE HOPE MOVEMENT in 2021, Victor is answering the call of God to return to his evangelism roots, to meet people where they are, and bring the Hope of Jesus Christ to America.
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