The Future Looks Bright

By on March 16, 2017

Beyond Central Illinois

Dianne and I just returned from a National Vineyard Leaders Meeting in Florida. The National Board, Regional Leaders, Area Leaders, and Ministry Leaders all converged in Ft. Lauderdale to be refreshed and renew our focus on where we’re headed. There are over 600 Vineyard congregations spread across the USA. Of that number, 42 of them are multi-sites, 34 of them are La Viñas—Spanish speaking Vineyards.


To The World

Beyond our shores there are about 2,000 more Vineyards worldwide. We are presently in over 70 countries and growing quickly. It seems that the Vineyard’s style of “naturally supernatural” focused on the Kingdom, empowered by the Holy Spirit is well received in most cultures. In fact, our missions program is one of the most talked about in the Christian world today.  


Annual ReportVineyard USA financial report

For the first time on our 30+ years, the Vineyard has produced a digital written report. I’ve attached a link to this wonderful 24 page document, access it by clicking the cover. Here are a few highlights.

  • Pages 2,3 — Intro by Phil Strout and “who we are”.
  • Page 4 — Covers the financials. It shows where our money goes.
  • Page 5 — Gives many details on our churches.
  • Page 6 — Lists the ministries that support our movement.
  • Page 7 — Shows some highlights that are coming.
  • Pages 8, 9 — Shows how we are organized.
  • Pages 10, 11 — Shows facts about our churches, our values, etc.
  • Pages 12 & following — Shows why various ministries exist and facts about them.

Privileged To Lead

Dianne and I have been privileged to be VUSA National Board members for many years. She and Becky Olmstead were the first two women officially appointed to the board. For all those years, we’ve been able to influence, guide, and encourage the movement.  We are so thankful for this opportunity to serve the greater Vineyard organization.

The Future is Bright

For years, there has been a prophetic promise of a second major move in the Vineyard. It appears we are about at that tipping point. We will again see some of the amazing things of the early days of the first move. Stay tuned for exciting details.

Pray For Your Family

It is a privilege to be a part of a larger family who is dedicated to moving with God. We encourage you to pray regularly for all Vineyard churches in the USA and around the world. It is our dream that we would prosper and walk in the plan that God has for us.Thanks for being part of the Vineyard family. I hope that you find it exciting to be part of a larger group.

Blessings to all,



Hi and welcome! I'm Happy. My wife Dianne and I are the founders of the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois, a multi-site church with 6 campus locations. Over the last 30+ years, I have learned alot about leadership in life and leading a church. I have made some mistakes and had some successes. I look forward to sharing the wisdom I have learned with you. I strive everyday to see Jesus as bigger, better, and more beautiful. And I am wholeheartedly committed to the ministry Jesus promised his followers in John 14:12: to be able to do the same and greater works through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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