Pastors Lawrence D.D. and Victoria Raftery
Dr. Larry and Pastor Victoria Raftery are the founding pastors of Laurel Church Ministries. With over forty years of ministry experience, they have literally spent their lives building, growing, and nurturing the Church locally, as well as globally.
Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, they helped pioneer Praise & Worship as we know it in the Church today, traveling the nation and ministering on national television and international satellite programs. Over the years, they have planted various churches across the country, developed local ministries, established Bible and private day schools, taught in seminars and workshops, participated in various overseas ministries, and delivered daily radio broadcasts. Seasoned in all aspects of the local church such as preaching, teaching, mentoring, and administering ; they have faithfully served as the leaders of Laurel Church Ministries for over twenty eight years.
Having three sons and five grandchildren of their own,
Dr. Larry and Pastor Victoria understand the importance of developing a loving family that serves God together. They have a genuine heart for others and the God-given desire to see people reach their potential in Christ, finding true success and fulfillment in Him.