Our fellowship was born in March 1993 as a church plant by Tom & Karen Pauquette. We started meeting in a living room on South Eureka Avenue in Columbus Ohio. From there, we have called several locations home including West Franklin Elementary School and a storefront on the corner of Wedgewood Drive and Sullivant Avenue. We reached out to the community, preaching the gospel and continued to grow as a family of believers. In May of 1996, Vineyard Christian Fellowship took possession of a building at 1159 Demorest Road. In the Spring of 2001, we broke ground and relocated to our present Holt Road location and now have a congregation of around 800 people.
You may have noticed a few other Vineyard churches in Columbus and the surrounding areas. Many of these Vineyards also started as outreaches or "church plants", however, each Vineyard is an independent church. Not all Vineyard churches are alike, but they all do share common essential elements of Christian doctrine and practice.
We believe and teach all the basic truths of Christianity. We also believe that God still speaks to and empowers the Church today, and expect to experience a deep sense of God's presence and power in our worship, Bible teaching and prayer. Our heart's desire is to emulate the church as described in Acts 2:42-47.
The Vineyard, as a movement, rose up under the leadership of John Wimber in the early 1980's as an offshoot of the Calvary Chapel Church in Costa Mesa, California. Four decades later, there are more than 1,500 Vineyard churches worldwide, inhabiting countries all over the globe.
For more information on the Vineyard movement, check out VineyardUSA.org.