Saints. Sinners. Seekers. Skeptics. All Are Welcome.
Who We Are…
We are a diverse community of people who are committed to growing in our love for Jesus and others.
"So what the heck is 'the Vineyard' anyways? Are there grapes and wine involved?!"
The Vineyard is a Christian denomination that was founded in the USA in 1975. In 1982, the Vineyard became a rapidly growing movement under the charismatic leadership of John Wimber, who died in 1997. Today, there are over 1500 Vineyard churches worldwide. Often, the Vineyard is associated with the new music that emerged from its churches to impact the whole of the Christian church. Click HERE for a video of the Vineyard's history.
The Vancouver Eastside Vineyard was ‘planted’ on Easter Sunday in 1989 by Jo and Charmaine Kelder, who were part of the “Jesus People” movement in Vancouver in the 1970s. In 1996, they passed on the leadership to Gordie and Kathleen Lagore, who have been the lead pastors since.
Our Vision is to be passionate followers of Jesus, joining together on a journey of healing and growth in love – for God, one another, our neighbours and world. It’s a ‘journey’ because we are all lifelong learners and we come from a common place of need for God’s grace. You can read our Statement of Faith here.