Restoring Hopes. Renewing Dreams. Rebuilding Lives.

The Victory Dream Center is dedicated to improving the lives of those who may be forgotten in Southern Illinois. Since 2010, the Dream Center has distributed over 3.2 million pounds of food to children and families across the region. We know that food is an immediate need of many families, and our goal is to bring support and help in a practical way. But we don't stop there! Each week we hold classes and training to help individuals and families get back on their feet and find the life they were meant to live. Find out more about our programs below.

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Impacting our community and reaching our youth!

We are comitted to providing a solid foundation and a safe place for children and youth in Carbondale. Our programs focus on teaching quality character and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Impacting our community and reaching our youth!

What is the Dream Center?

Each week we have the opportunity to connect with and serve hundreds of people through our weekly programs.

Food Pantry

Serving an average of 12,000 pounds of food each week through our Food Pantry | Wednesdays 10:00am-1:30pm

Sunday Service

Join us Sunday morning for a hot breakfast at 9:00am - Sunday School starting at 9:30am - worship service begins at 10:30am - food pantry at 12:00pm

Reality Youth Center

Reaching and impacting the youth in our community through our Youth Center Wednesdays from 5:00pm-8:30pm

3rd Quarter Food Pantry Impact

3rd Quarter Food Pantry Impact

JULY: 1,300 Families representing 4,709 Individuals AUG: 1,569 Families representing 4,728 Individuals SEPT: 1,532 Families representing 4,242 Individuals

See How Much We've Grown

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The Dream Center is a non-profit organization that operates by the support of the community. Join us in changing lives across Southern Illinois.

Dream Center Leadership

  • Nathan and Tara serve as Associate Pastors at the Victory Dream Center, as well as Food Pantry Director and Youth Center Director. Nathan and Tara were married in 2007 and have four children. Nathan graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2007 and Tara graduated from John A. Logan in 2006.

    Nathan & Tara Cherry
  • Doug and Lisa serve as Senior Pastors at the Victory Dream Center. They have been joyfully married for over 30 years with a growing family of 10 children and 7 grandchildren. Doug completed his masters degree of Theology at Oral Roberts University in 2000. During that time Doug and Lisa taught at Victory Bible Institue┬áin Tulsa, Oklahoma. Doug and Lisa have a passion to equip and unite families and have a heart for the hurting in Southern Illinois.

    Doug & Lisa Cherry