Pastoral Search

The Vineyard has been a part of Gainesville for nearly thirty years, helping people experience God and serving our city. We are excited about moving into a new chapter in the life our church, searching for a new Lead Pastor! On this page, we'll keep you updated on the search process and share important prayer calls that we ask everyone to participate in. If you have general questions about the search, please email 

The notice for the job opening is open now through February 28th. See the notice here



An important message from Pastor Arty Hart

Arty and Jackie Hart, along with some friends, founded the Gainesville Vineyard in their living room nearly thirty years ago.  

The Search Process

We announced our pastoral search on January 1, 2017 with a call for church-wide prayer and discernment. We also launched a church-wide survey to gather feedback from everyone. The Search Committee, with feedback from the congregation and other leaders, will then formulate a job advertisement to be posted by February 1st at the latest. We will then start accepting applications and conducting the first round of interviews with the goal of inviting the final 2-4 candidates for weekend visits in April and May. 

The Search Committee consists of Arty and Jackie Hart, Bill Galione, Brent Henderson, Kristy and Tom Boyer, and Jared Hart. All are available to speak with you about questions or concerns. Please feel free to get in touch personally, or email 



Prayer and Fasting

We will have regular prayer calls with thoughts and scripture to meditate on as we seek God's will for our church during this process. We'll post the prayer calls here. We also ask that you fast one meal a week with us and use some of that time to pray for our pastoral search. Many in the church are fasting the same meal together: Monday breakfasts.

January 1st call to prayer can be downloaded here

January 15th call to prayer can be downloaded here

February 5th call to prayer can be downloaded here

March 5th call to prayer can be downloaded here

You can listen to Arty Hart's message and announcement from January 1, 2017 below.