Called to Christ, Called to His Church, Called to His Cause
The Yorba Linda Vineyard Church began in September of 2006. Sean and Christy have been in the Vineyard Movement since its inception. They both came out of the Friends Church, a Quaker church in Yorba Linda, Calif. People often think the Vineyard Movement came from that of a Calvary Chapel, when in fact, we are Quakers at the root of who we are; and Vineyard roots are Quaker roots. We have a high value for our Quaker heritage and are very grateful for all God taught us through our amazing Quaker family.
Sean and Christy grew up next door to each other and were married in February of 1990. They have two children, Camie Rose Wimber and John Richard Wimber II. Sean and Christy worked for Vineyard Ministries International (VMI), as well as Vineyard Music for many years. In 1997 Sean began “Doin’ The Stuff,” a ministry that contains John Wimber & other materials from around the world.
Christy directed Vineyard Worship Conferences and Training under VMI, and subsequently, Vineyard Music when it was birthed. Christy has been traveling for years teaching at various events throughout the world. She continues to travel — speaking and ministering at conferences and leadership gatherings world wide. Christy has seven book releases and also works with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) alongside Gordon Robertson on various T.V. programming.
It was many years ago when Sean told Christy that they would one day be leading a Church and she was to be the Senior Pastor. Their story is comical, yet one of powerful encounters of God getting a hold of them so He could use them to reach and encourage the people around them.
Sean and Christy responded to the Lord’s leading and the Yorba Linda Vineyard Church and Resource Center was birthed in 2006 where Christy is the senior leader. Their mom, Carol Wimber, installed Sean and Christy and commissioned them early on. On February 25, 2007, Vineyard’s Regional Leader came and corporately blessed the church. We love that this took place on what would have been John Wimber’s 73rd birthday.
Our first service was spent cleaning the bathrooms at various businesses in the city. The Lord had spoken to Christy that this was going to be an “inside out church” and that the focus would be on the people and serving the communities. Since the inception of the YLV, we have moved into six different locations and in January of 2014, moved into our current building.
Who we are – is a group of people hungry for God, and for community. Who we are — is a people who desire not to just do church, but to rather be the church. We know it’s God’s plan and desire to build the church; and our job is to fall more in love with Him and walk in obedience. We have great passion for the whole church and we love coming together in worship! We value learning the Word of God not just in words, but also in demonstration of Gods Kingdom power.
If you want to know more of who we are, we encourage you to look throughout our site and email us with any questions you might have.