About Us

House of Victory (“Beit Nitzachon” in Hebrew) located in the city of Haifa on Mount Carmel, is Israel’s first Bible-based residential rehabilitation center for men with backgrounds of substance abuse.

Founded in 1991 by David and Karen Davis after the 1st Gulf War, House of Victory began with the Davises’ vision to open a home for afflicted Jewish and Arab men, based on Isaiah 58:7, “to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out,” to raise up a testimony of the power of the gospel to “set the captives free,” and to bring reconciliation between Jews and Arabs, according to the “one new man” of Ephesians 2:15.

Over the years as we’ve remained faithful to the founding vision, we have witnessed many miracles of transformation in the lives of broken men who are now fully restored, walking in newness of life, and sharing the message of hope and salvation in Yeshua with others. Many marriages and families have been restored. Some of our graduates are also serving as leaders in ministries of Carmel Congregation (which was birthed at House of Victory), as well as in other ministries in the Land.

Due to the generosity of our friends in the nations, our program is entirely free of charge for these men who have come into our home, having lost everything due to their addictions and sinful lifestyles. As they encounter the compassion and love of God shown through our faithful staff, and begin to study the Word of God, it is the work of the Holy Spirit that brings forth revelation and deliverance, and enables them to walk in victory.

House of Victory (Beit Nitzachon)

Eric Benson, Director

About Eric

Eric Benson was born in the United States. In 1982 while finishing his studies in history and communications at the University of Rhode Island, Eric came to faith in Yeshua and became part of a “Jesus Movement” travelling ministry. Sensing a great love for the Jewish people and a call to future ministry in Israel, he then began intensive studies in the scriptures, earning a degree from Zion Bible Institute and receiving ordination as a minister of the gospel with ZBI. In 1990 he moved to New York City to work with The New York School of Urban Ministry, leading ministry teams on the streets to serve the homeless. In 1991, Eric was invited into full-time ministry at The Upper Room, an outreach to addicts and the homeless run by Times Square Church in NYC and later joined the staff of Timothy House, TSC’s residential rehab program, where he gained further training working with men with backgrounds of substance abuse.

In 1992 Eric came to Haifa, Israel to serve at House of Victory men’s rehabilitation center with David and Karen Davis in the “one new man” vision of Jews and Arabs joined together in Yeshua. He soon met his wife Sophie Aboud, an Israeli Arab Christian, and after marrying in 1994, Eric became a citizen of Israel. Eric and Sophie have two daughters, Sharon Rose and Lily.

In 1996 Eric became the Director of the House of Victory where he continues serving now for almost three decades. He recently initiated the Tel Aviv Outreach, leading teams weekly to minister to the homeless drug addicts and prostitutes of Tel Aviv.

Eric now also serves as an Elder in the leadership team of Kehilat HaCarmel (Carmel Congregation), preaching and teaching in various congregational meetings. A dynamic and inspirational speaker, Eric also ministers internationally in conferences and congregations abroad.