The Lord brought Nick and Jackie together in 2002 while serving in children’s ministry in Denver, Co. They were married in 2003 confident in knowing they were called to serve the Lord side by side in ministry. The Lord has blessed them with three precious and beautiful daughters, Sophia 12, Lilliana 9, and Grace 4. They enjoy the energetic and always imaginative time spent with their girls, especially singing, playing games, dancing, and beloved family snuggle time.
In 2004, the couple began serving in an associate pastoral position in Somerdale, New Jersey, while pioneering The Remnant Youth ministry. Then in 2006, they served as Student Ministries Pastors of Flood Youth in Hampton, Virginia. Throughout the years of gaining valuable ministry experience, the Lord has enabled them to walk out their passion by creatively implementing fresh vision, training and developing effective leadership teams, discipling and mentoring. Both Nick and Jackie feel blessed to minister as the Lord has provided opportunities in large and small group settings, retreats, conferences, outreaches, and international mission trips.
In 2009, Nick and Jackie began to sense the Lord preparing their hearts for a new and unexpected journey. After several months of prayer, there was a mutual sense that the Holy Spirit was prompting them to step out in faith and plant a new church! Through prayer, fasting and pointed research they prepared their hearts for the great adventure of church planting. In late 2010, God moved the Koopalethes family to Northern Virginia. In April of 2011, The Victory House church opened it's doors. Since then, God has added to the community of believers and together they are praying and believing for a mighty move of God in Northern Virginia.
In 2017, the Lord led Nick and Jackie to expand their ministry horizon. While The Victory House is their heart and home church, they will follow the Holy Spirit's call and venture to new places to preach the gospel through Living Fire International (LFI). The heart of LFI is to advance the Kingdom of God all over the globe by illuminating the beauty of Jesus.
Welcome to the journey and let's impact the world with the love and power of Jesus!