Dr. Victor-LaMonte Lane was born and raised in the Historical Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his two brothers were raised by their single mother in the housing-projects of Pittsburgh’s inner-city. Although raised by a praying mother, much of the life of his childhood, teenage years, and early twenties were misguided and misspent through immoral and illicit living.
At the age of 24, Victor-LaMonte experienced the collapse of a culmination of building crises in his life. Confused, depressed, demonically seized, and suicidal, one night after lascivious partying, he cried out and challenged God that if God was God, that God needed to show Godself to be true or else he knew his life would end in traumatic fashion. Unbeknownst to him, at that very moment his prayers were heard, and God’s grace found him right there, for just a few short hours later, at 7:45am Sunday morning, he was unusually awakened out of his stupor by the sound of praise and worship at Macedonia Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. Still influenced by the effects of the night before’s partying, he stumbled his way into worship. And there he was forever touched, changed, and set free by God’s Love.
Under the pastoral leadership of Jason A. Barr, Victor-LaMonte was encouraged to cultivate both the character and growth of his heart, mind, and spirit. He soon earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation he immediately entered Duke University’s Master of Divinity program. While at Duke, he was called to serve as the senior pastor of Miles Chapel Baptist Church of Mebane North Carolina. During this time, he was also called to enter into Holy Matrimony with God’s Dream for his life, Taihesia A. Ross.
While serving at Miles Chapel he completed several credits in Gonzaga University’s Master of Arts Organizational Leadership program before discontinuing his studies to pursue his doctoral degree at Duke University. During this time, he was called to serve as the senior priest, prophet, and pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Denver, CO. In 2016 he earned his doctorate after successfully submitting his research into The Pentateuchal Portrayal of the Contest between Mosaic and Pharaonic Servitude in the book of Exodus.
Dr. Lane is thoroughly excited, encouraged, and humbled by the vision and mission God has revealed unto him about the ministry of Macedonia. He understands that this is a season in which God desires to do a new thing while showing Godself to be strong in the life of God’s People—2nd Chronicles 2:16, Isaiah 43:19-21.
While Christ is the greatest most blessed presence, event, experience, and decision in his life, his Holy Matrimony to God’s dream for his life is the second. And the birth of their four children, Josiah Justus Lane, Abigail Anaiah Lane, Joshua Jeremiah Lane, and Joseph Judah Lane is the third. Everything else fails in comparison. “While fame, wealth, and success were the aspirations of my youth, my greatest contribution to this world will be my children, and rightfully so.” – Dr. Victor-LaMonte Lane, 2015.