Drinkstone’s Victor marks 50 years of ministry

Victor Jack 50 years of Evangelical ministry in Suffolk
Victor Jack 50 years of Evangelical ministry in Suffolk
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A man who has influenced the lives of thousands of young people has celebrated 50 years of Christian ministry.

Victor Jack’s defining moment came in his late teens when he was doing National Service in Cyprus and saw colleagues injured in the conflict there.

He studied at theological college and took his faith out into the estates of Bury St Edmunds for 20 years between the 60s and 80s.

In 1975 he and his late wife Meg took over Sizewell Hall Christian Conference and Camping Centre which offers Evangelical ministry to young people across the county.

He also helped to found the Ipswich Christian Youth Ministry and was chairman for the Billy Graham mission at Ipswich Town Football Club’s Portman Road ground in 1984 which drew some 100,000 people over five nights.

Victor, who lives in Drinkstone, is part of the Counties Christian mission which encourages people to work within their own county.

Victor was also chairman of the Garden Tomb (Jerusalem) Association from 2000 to 2012 making 60 visits to Israel to host visitors, lead tours and support staff there.

He continues to work training young people and speaking at conferences and said: “I’m 77 and as busy as ever but I have total fulfilment and joy in what I do.”