Love God, Love People, Pass It On

Yes, it really is that simple. We believe that was Jesus’ own commission to his disciples in Matthew 28:18-20. We are called to be a kingdom of God-centered church that  equips/forms/disciples/teaches followers of Jesus to live the ordinary Christian life of being a disciple, and making disciples who make disciples.


Pastors and Staff

Hal Hester

Lead Pastor

With over 25 years of ministry experience, our pastor, Dr. Hal Hester, shares the depths of God’s Word in practical and understandable ways. His desire is to help you become a growing disciple of Jesus Christ so you can live the God-life wherever you go and lead others to become growing disciples of Jesus Christ as well. His passion and aim is to develop a church that makes disciples who make disciples and transforms the nature coast with Christ’s love. Learn more...

Bobby Hardwick

Associate Pastor

Bobby is the associate pastor at the Vineyard. He oversees the worship ministry as well as Voyage student ministry. Prior to joining our staff in 2018, Bobby served in pastoral roles in several different churches in Texas and Ohio. He is passionate about leading and discipling people (especially the younger generation) into growing, life-changing relationships with God and his heart to see the church experience God’s presence through worship and the arts has been a steady ingredient of the calling that God has placed on his life. Learn more...

Tara Hendry

Vinelife Kids Director

Tara Hendry is Vinelife’s Kid’s Church Director. She has had a heart for children her whole adult life. Tara’s feels that kid’s church is one of the most important areas of ministry.
Mark 9:37 says “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on My behalf welcomes Me, and anyone who welcomes Me welcomes not only Me but also My Father who sent Me.”

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Jenn Lipidarov

Jenn Lipidarov is the Office Manager at Vinelife. She served our church as a volunteer in many capacities until May 1, 2017 when she took on the role of office manager. In addition to the office, she manages our website, social media pages, newsletter and app as our Communications lead. Also, she continues to serve on our worship team, and can often be found doing various odd jobs around the Vinelife campus. Learn more...

Joe Miller

Congregational Care Pastor

Joseph Miller was raised in Delaware in a small Mennonite community. He grew up in the church and received Christ at the age of 11 but it wasn’t until his early 20’s that he discovered that the call was to be a disciple of Jesus when he received the infilling of the Holy Spirit as he was serving with other followers of Jesus in upstate NY. He served in various areas of leadership and found his passion is caring for the flock. Though he had several years of Bible School, most of his training has been hands-on and in various seminars, spanning 40+ years. Learn more...