Vineyard USA

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The Vineyard is a God-initiated global movement of churches (of which VUSA is a part) with the Kingdom of God as its theological center. The Bible is our rule of faith and practice. Our desire is to know the Bible, do what it says, and experience the way of living it describes.

We embrace a full range of kingdom practices from proclaiming the Good News of Jesus, to healing and deliverance, to ministry with the poor. Vineyard churches embody a praxis that includes intimate worship, actively equipping ordinary people for ministry, responding to the initiative and leading of the Holy Spirit, and joining God's mission in the world.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Vineyard USA
PO Box 2089
Stafford, TX 77477


Phone: 281-313-8463

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 330642683

CEO/President: Jay Pathak

Chairman: Phil Strout

Board size: 6

Founder: John Wimber

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


We GATHER worship leaders, musicians, and songwriters to build community and care for one another.

We TRAIN our worship community with practical tools to broaden its local worship experience.

We DOCUMENT the best songs that God births in our family of churches and share it broadly.

We INSPIRE our worship community toward a deeper connection with Jesus.

Mission statement

We believe that God has called VUSA to participate in the kingdom of God as it moves forward by:

Providing pastoral care, vision, resources and oversight to help local Vineyard churches fulfill their unique, God-given calling.

Envisioning and motivating pastors and leaders to join God's mission by multiplying churches both in the United States and around the world.

Training and empowering current pastors to disciple, train and send future leaders.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating361 of 109422 of 66
Fund acquisition rating492 of 109726 of 66
Resource allocation rating758 of 109751 of 66
Asset utilization rating97 of 10946 of 66

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$7,803$7,804$29,112$8,815$29,672
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$108,874$505,981$514,383$611,482$769,217
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,906$1,675$4,182$2,379$2,011
Other long-term assets$521,107$704,453$813,990$829,465$373,814
Total long-term assets$523,013$706,128$818,172$831,844$375,825
Total assets$631,887$1,212,109$1,332,555$1,443,326$1,145,042
Payables and accrued expenses$15,501$330,118$389,156$384,443$138,902
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,501$330,118$389,156$384,443$138,902
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$15,501$330,118$389,156$384,443$138,902
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$616,386$881,991$943,399$1,058,883$1,006,140
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$616,386$881,991$943,399$1,058,883$1,006,140
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,367$44,844$20,000$24,000$25,783
Program service revenue$457,364$1,087,037$1,133,818$1,501,266$1,353,347
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$8,243$4,834$5,733$1,395$0
Other revenue$129,903$11,421$3,172$8,420$672
Total other revenue$595,510$1,103,292$1,142,723$1,511,081$1,354,019
Total revenue$601,877$1,148,136$1,162,723$1,535,081$1,379,802
Program services$671,694$997,466$1,085,482$1,298,047$1,100,241
Management and general$195,788$212,078$192,725$184,291$161,654
Total expenses$867,482$1,209,544$1,278,207$1,482,338$1,261,895
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($265,605)($61,408)($115,484)$52,743$117,907
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($265,605)($61,408)($115,484)$52,743$117,907


Phil StroutChairman$216,869
Elgie Justice JrNtl Coordinator$145,252
Joyce O'ConnorSecretary/Treas$85,708
Adam RussleExecutive Dir.$54,045

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The Vineyard movement emerged on the scene in the late 1970s, at what has been called a "crossroads" of American Christianity and culture.

The Jesus People movement of the 1960s was a spiritual awakening within hippie culture in the United States, as thousands of young people found themselves on a desperate search to experience God. Not finding Him through drugs, sex, or rock'n'roll, the hippies were one of the subcultures powerfully impacted by ministries such as Calvary Chapel (Costa Mesa, CA) that arose during this move of God across America.

The First Vineyard

Kenn Gulliksen, a soft-spoken, unassuming leader with a passion to know and walk with God, started a church in West LA in 1974, sent out by Calvary Chapel.

This would be known as the first Vineyard church. Average people, as well as actors and musicians whose names would be familiar to us today (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Keith Green), were connected with Gulliksen and the Vineyard.

The Birth Of A Movement

From Gulliksen's church, the first Vineyards were planted in 1975. Believing that God had instructed him to do so, Kenn officially gave the name "Vineyard" (from Isaiah 27:2-3; John 15:5) to this association of churches, and led them for about five years. By 1982, there were at least seven "Vineyards" in a loose-knit fellowship of churches.

John and Carol Wimber, who had become a part of Calvary Chapel, had a journey with God that was leading them to a convergence orchestrated by the Holy Spirit.

John Wimber & The Association Of Vineyard Churches

John and Kenn became friends, and in 1982 it was clear that John was emerging as the leader of the growing network of Vineyard churches. The official recognition of this transition took place in 1982: the emergence of what was to be called the "Association of Vineyard Churches."

Today, there are 2400+ Vineyards around the world in 95 countries - and we're growing. Read below to learn more of the history behind one of today's most passionate church planting movements.

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