We are excited to announced that Mike and Amy Raburn are stepping into the role of Lead Pastors of the Gainesville Vineyard! Amy and Michael have 48 years combined experience in ministry and church leadership, first in the Church of God, and since 2003 in the Vineyard: teaching (adults, youth, and children), preaching, leading small groups, counseling, directing a food pantry, leading an elder board, pastoring, leading worship, weekly podcasting, running a day shelter for those experiencing homelessness, and creating content used by a number of churches (blog posts, essays, research for other pastors, and books).
Michael is originally from Plant City, FL and is a Vineyard theologian with four earned degrees in theology including a PhD in theological ethics from Duke in 2013. He enjoys reading, writing, movies and visiting art museums. His calling in life is to deeply connect others to God. Amy is originally from the East Tennessee mountains and has homeschooled their children for 13 years. She loves animals and gardening. Seeing people grow and flourish is her passion. They have five children together, ages 10 months through 19 years old.
Gainesville Vineyard’s regular service time is now at 4pm! Come a bit earlier for coffee and fellowship. So, sleep in, mow the lawn, spend time with family, invite a neighbor or friend and we'll see you at 4!