At the Victory Dream Center, our hearts desire is to show the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to the Southern Illinois community. As a church, food pantry, youth center and community center, we are passionate about meeting the spiritual and physical needs of those surrounding us. Every week we distribute over 12,000 pounds of food to families in need, and have multiple services and classes for those looking for a deeper connection. The church was founded in 1998 by Doug and Lisa Cherry, and transitioned into the full Dream Center model in 2010. Since 2010, we have distributed over 3.2 million pounds of food and have ministered hope and encouragement to thousands of young people and families. We have partnered with the St. Louis Food Bank, Carbondale Wal-Mart, Carbondale Aldi and Marion Sam’s Club, along with hundreds of generous private donors to do this exciting and challenging work. Together, our goal is to Restore Dreams, Renew Hope and Rebuild Lives!