Bishop Berri was saved and baptized with the Holy Ghost at the young age of twelve at the Faith Tabernacle Church in Oakland, CA under the leadership of Pastor L.H. Sanford. Served as an usher and worked up to Usher Board President.


She served in the Church of God in Christ from her teen years until the late 1980’s… holding various offices from Sunday School Teacher to District Missionary and various administrative positions.


Bishop Berri is a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, godmother and spiritual mother. While working a full time job and raising her children, she still found time to continue her education earning the following degrees:


Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Business Administration ~ Seattle Community College

Bachelor of Religious Education Degree (B.R.E.) ~ Spring Valley Bible College & Seminary

Master of Theology Degree (M.Th.) ~ Golden State School of Theology

Doctor of Theology Degree (PhD) ~ Golden State School of Theology

And she has received various commendations from the City of Oakland for community involvement.

With the Word of God in her heart, she shares the Word and Love of God to everyone that will give her an opportunity.

Dr. Elexie Jean Berri says, “Everybody is Somebody Special”.


In 1991, Dr. Berri was led by the Lord to start a Bible Study in her home, and it became known as Theophilus which means, “lover of God” or “one that loves God”.


On the 9th of October 1994, being commissioned by the Lord, Dr. Elexie Jean Berri became known as Pastor Berri founding the Victory Mission Church in Oakland, CA. God has poured out His Spirit on this ministry blessing people spiritually and physically. Not being at ease in Zion, but had a mind to work, Pastor Berri began an Outreach Ministry every Thursday and Saturday morning. This Outreach Ministry consist of giving free clothing and food to those in need.


In 2004, the Lord blessed Victory Mission Church and Pastor Berri was consecrated to the Bishopric.  Later she became a member of Holy Way Spiritual Fellowship and became active on the Board of Bishops, where she now serves as the “Dean of the College of Bishops”.

Currently, Dr. Berri is also the Manager of the Acorn Computer Learning Center where she not only teaches people how to operate the computers but also how to build computers. She is also an IRS certified tax coordinator and preparer.


Bishop Berri’s Moto is, “Read It For Yourself” in hopes that God’s people will have a clearer understanding of the Scripture.