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Bob & Linette Fricke

 Associate Pastor & Elder

Pastor Bob and Linette Fricke have been with Victory since the founding days of late-night Bible studies and prayer back in 1982.  One evening they made the decision that changed their lives--either turn left and go to a lutefisk supper, or turn right and go to a Pentecostal fellowship meeting.  They chose the latter and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which heightened and solidified their walk in Christ.  (They do still enjoy lutefisk.)

Bob was set in as Associate Pastor at Victory on January 25, 2009.  Besides being an integral part of the leadership of the church, Bob and Linette are active in Journey to Freedom, Dial-a-Devotion ministries, and Life Group.  Pastor Bob also teaches Adult Bible Classes on Sunday mornings and selected courses in our abundant life academy on Wednesday nights.  He is passionate about the Word of God and loves to share that passion with everyone!

Bob and Linette live on the north shore of Lake Yankton in rural Balaton, where Bob has owned and operated Bob’s Auto Body Shop since 1975. After working at First Independent Bank in Balaton for 36 years, Linette is now happily retired.  She enjoys spending time with her grandkids, great grandkids and sisters. Bob and Linette are also groundskeepers and board members for the Balaton Cemetery.

The Frickes have three grown sons: Pat (wife Jinny), Jay (wife Kelly), and Ryan (wife Stephanie).  They have eleven amazing grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Dylan and wife Brita Fricke with children Addison, Avery and Archer; Jaryn Fricke; Shauna, Aaliyah, Jaxon, Walker and Layla Fricke; Maddox & Teagan Viessman and Jaida Fricke.

They enjoy fellowshiping with family and friends, landscaping, traveling, and watching Vikings football!