Restoring Hope. Renewing Dreams. Rebuilding Lives.

The Victory Dream Center is dedicated to improving the lives of the those who may be forgotten in Southern Illinois. Since 2010 the Dream Center has distributed over 2.7 Million pounds of food to thousands of children and families. We believe that food is an immediate need of many families, but we do not 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.

18th Annual          Operation 400

Food and Toy Distribution

  • Feed the Hungry- Distributing 50lb boxes of food to 400 families in Southern Illinois.
  • Bringing Hope- Giving away over 1,000 toys for kids this Christmas.
  • Donate- The budget for this operation is $7,500. This supplies about 30,000lbs of food and over 1,000 toys to be distributed. Click the image to donate.
  • Volunteer- Be a part of this outreach! Contact Cassie (618) 318-2995 for more information about volunteering.

Latest projects

Lives are being changed right here in Southern Illinois.

Dream Center Pastors


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Doug & Lisa Cherry

Senior Pastors
                     
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Nathan & Tara Cherry

Associate Pastors & Food Pantry Director
                     
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Adam & Kalyn Waller

Children's Ministry Leaders
                     

What is the Dream Center?

We are committed to reaching out to those in need to show them that they can DREAM again!

We have distributed over 2.6 million pounds of food since 2010.


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Each week we distribute an average of 10,000 pounds of food to families in Southern Illinois.

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We have an average of 70 teenagers each week who attend our Reality Youth Center.

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Thanks to our relationship with the St. Louis Food Bank we can provide a box of food to a family for about $1.

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Through our Passages to Freedom class people are learning how to break free of strongholds.

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Annual Spirit of Love Operation 350 Christmas Food and toy Distribution.

2016 3rd Quarter Food Pantry Servings to Families and Individuals.

July 2016: Individuals - 2,170 | Families - 670

August 2016: Individuals - 3,700 | Families - 1,040

September 2016: Individuals - 3,000 | Families - 880

Our Hopes, Goals, &              Dreams for 2016

  • Feed the Hungry- Compassionately distribute over 1/2 millions pounds of food.
  • Encourage the Downcast- Face-face encouragement of over 5,000 individuals.
  • Reach a Generation- Touch the lives of over 500 children & teenagers.
  • Transform a Community- Bringing people out of poverty into productive living.

Our Programs


Dream Center Staff


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Hannah Cherry

Food Pantry Manager
                     
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Cassie Ortiz

Community Relations
                     
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Deanna Cohen

Passages to Freedom Instructor
                     

Dream Center Leadership

Scott and his wife Lynne have been members of the Dream Center for over 15 years. Scott serves as a leader and plays the conga drums on the worship team.

Lynne Davis

Lynne faithfully serves at the Dream Center's Food Pantry on Wednesdays as one of our Prayer and Counselor team members. 

Ken Gearhart

Ken and his wife Barb have been members of the Dream Center since the beginning. Ken serves diligently as a DC Board Member and Men's Group leader.

Barb Gearhart

Barb and her husband Ken lead Wednesday night Bible studies at the Dream Center.

What are people saying about us?

Read testimonies from those who get first-hand views of how the Dream Center has impacted lives all throughout Southern Illinois.

  • They are people that care and are willing to help others in need when your feeling down. when I come here and talk to people, it always makes my day go better.   - Laurie Tadlock

  • Because of the Dream Center, in many ways my mind is different and I just feel good about myself and my outlook on life makes me appreciate everything a lot more.  - Alexis Vinson

The Dream Center is a non-profit organization that is operated by the support of the community.

Join us in changing lives all across Southern Illinois by donating to our cause.

Connect With Us

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Visit or call us for more information. Call Pastor Nathan to get a ride for Sunday service.

607 E. College St

Carbondale, IL 62901

(618) 351-8018  |   Admin Office

(618) 525-2025  |  Pastor Nathan