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Current Events @ Victory: DJ Gay Hired as Basketball Head Coach

Aztec Legend D.J. Gay Hired as Head Basketball Coach at Victory Christian Academy

Victory Christian Academy today announced the hiring of D.J. Gay as head coach of its varsity boys basketball team. Gay was a four-year starting point guard for the San Diego State Aztecs under Coach Steve Fisher from 2007-2011, where he was a team captain, a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (for the nation’s best college point guard) and remains the school’s leader in all-time wins and games played. Gay played professionally in Europe in 2012 and 2013 before returning to San Diego and beginning a career in basketball coaching and skills training.

Victory Christian Academy was established this year through the merger of Lutheran High School of San Diego and Pilgrim Lutheran School (grades Pre-8). Victory has begun development of a new 8.5-acre campus in Chula Vista (two miles east of the 805 freeway on H Street) that will be home to its church and a school for ages preschool through 12th grade. As Lutheran High School, which was founded in 1975, the school’s boys basketball team has won the past four Sunset League titles (2014-2017) and was San Diego’s 2015 CIF Division 5 Champion.

“As Victory Christian Academy, the school’s name may be new but its basketball program has a long history of producing excellent teams and fine young men,” said Gay. “I am excited not only to build on that success but also to share what I have learned about representing a school with honor and integrity, both on and off the court. I want to make Victory Christian Academy a household name in San Diego.”

After graduating from San Diego State University, Gay played professionally in Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine. He then returned to San Diego where he founded and coached the San Diego Bulldogs youth basketball club and was the head coach for varsity girls basketball at San Diego Jewish Academy.

“D.J.’s resume as a basketball player goes without question, but we were even more impressed by his passion for sharing his knowledge and teaching the game to young players,” said Scott Dufresne, executive director of Victory Christian Academy. “Next season will be our first official season playing as Victory Christian Academy and we are confident that D.J. is the right guy to introduce that name to the San Diego basketball community.”


These workshops are open to anyone in the Victory Church and School community. We hope you will attend all three for the most benefit for you and for the process. All are on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon on the east campus:

  • June 24Core Values: What is most important to me as I express my faith in Jesus? What do we have in common among our congregational members?
  • July 29Mission and Vision: To what is our congregation committed? What do we want to always keep doing?
  • August 19Vision Statement (Strategic Plan): How will we demonstrate our Shared Core Values and Mission Statement in the surrounding community?
San Diego Padres


Are you a San Diego Padres fan? Maybe someone in your family? How would you like an opportunity to win over $350 worth of Padres gear?! For just $10 an entry, you can enter to win a Padres gift basket while also supporting the ministry here at Victory!

Basket includes:

  • Includes Official Padres Jersey
  • 4 Tickets Toyota Terrace Reserved Seating for July 27, 6:10 PM
  • Plus Much More!

Drawing Will Be Held Sat., June 17th. @ Golf Tournament, Winner Need Not Be Present

Current Events @ Victory: Ready, Set Summer!


At Victory’s Sonshine Day Camp, kids get involved in unique activities, games, and weekly off-campus adventure trips. We care about your child’s summer experience. Don’t wait, register to secure a spot for a memorable summer full of fun. Camp starts June 5 and concludes August 11. Contact us at 619-422-0492 or email: info@pilgrimcv.org.

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Did you know you can support the high school at Victory when you purchase goods on Amazon? That’s right, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the high school at Victory Christian Academy whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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Maker Fun Factory


WEST CAMPUS July 10-14. Theme: MAKER FUN FACTORY – Created by GOD, Built for a Purpose. Please see our Supplies Wish List in the June Victory Newsletter for items you can contribute to help make this a wonderful week. Helpers, please contact Joyce Kelly to volunteer: joyceakelly@cox.net.


Relay For Life


Coming July 29-30, 2017. It is a 24-hour American Cancer Society-sponsored event that will raise money to support cancer research, those who are battling cancer, survived cancer and have lost someone to cancer. This will be the 3rd year our church has participated with a team. It is a great way to show the community that God loves them even in the midst of things we don’t understand. Please join our team to raise money for a great cause. Look for more info in the future. Contact is Kathie Sharp at kathiesharp11@gmail.com.

Voters meeting for property sale

Information will be presented at MEETINGS HELD NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 18 at each campus after each service. This will be your time to ask questions. If able, please send questions ahead of time to info@victorysouthbay.org. These meetings are being held prior to the JUNE 25 VOTERS’ MEETING at each campus after each service. At the June 25 meetings, a vote will be taken regarding the sale of the Victory West Property.


Text $ and the amount you wish to give to 619- 649-8455. Online giving can also be found by clicking the button in the top right corner of this website.


You can now write your offerings and gifts checks to Victory Church. All will be entered into giving statements for year-end tax records.


Former Prof. Adam Lee, founder of Around-the-World Semester (CUI), and Rev. Richard Ross (former vacancy pastor for Church of Joy) will host a 15- day Reformation Tour, August 1-15, 2017. Price: $2,195. Registration deadline 7/1. Contact Rev. Ross, 714-334-1252, newredshoe@gmail.com or see educontravel.com/reformation-roadtrip.



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