John A. King – Co-Director
John plays many hats in his personal and professional life: husband, father, pastor, professor, counselor, and band leader. John is a an assistant professor of counseling at Liberty University Online, part-time pastor at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church, and he is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University, and M.Div. Degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University.
The joy of his life is his family: Cindy his wife, and his nine children ranging from 24 all the way down to 6.
Adoption has been an amazing journey for John. Initially convinced that adoption was not for him, his first job out of college was a foster care social worker, then a therapist for foster children. As he and Cindy walked their journey towards adoption, he was able to see first-hand the amazing blessing of adopting children who had no hope and no future. Now he can’t imagine his family without the blessing of adoption. John’s heart is for protecting vulnerable children and seeing broken people set free through Christ. He enjoys talking to couples, husbands, and adoptive fathers who have questions about the emotional aspects of orphan care.
Cindy J. King – Co-Director
Influenced by a childhood friend whose family did foster care, Cindy always had a heart for “the least of these” and knew that adoption would be in her future. While her friends were reading romance novels, she was devouring every book she could find on special needs children and adoption. She chose a college where she could double major in both elementary and special education and looks back with fondness on her years of teaching. Since then, her focus has been on their nine children and the many years of mothering and homeschooling.
Throughout their four (so far) adoption journeys, Cindy has done most of the research and connecting with resources and agencies. It was through this experience and many nudges from God, that the idea of Victorious Hope Adoption Consulting began. Cindy brings great organizational skills along with knowledge of each aspect of the adoption journey. Her educational experiences and day-to-day with their children give her wisdom for parenting children with trauma. She loves to empower struggling families with the wisdom she has gained. She also has a deep appreciation for the power of prayer and encourages couples to keep that at the center of their adoption journey.
Cindy is excited to talk with you, to walk with you on this journey, and to see children placed in loving homes where they will know their Creator who knows everything about them. She also desires to see adoptive families embrace birth families and learn to honor and love them with the love of Christ. Most of all, she loves to walk with families as they journey into adoption and find the beautiful story that God has written for them and their children.
Cindy is also available to speak to churches, women’s groups, and parents on topics related to parenting, foster care, adoption, and trauma-informed care. She holds a certificate in Trauma-informed Care through The Post Institute. She speaks on many topics such as Connecting with Grace (a 12 week course on parenting kids with trauma) and Trauma, Children, and the Church (a workshop for children and youth ministry workers).