January 22, 2018
New Senior Pastors
Dear Vineyard Anaheim family and friends,
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan & Kathryn Scott as the new Senior Pastors of Vineyard Anaheim. Alan & Kathryn recently relocated to Yorba Linda from Northern Ireland, where they spent the last 18 years planting and leading the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church.
In accordance with our bylaws the Vineyard Anaheim Search Committee have spent considerable time in prayer and have sought the Lord’s wisdom, timing and direction for this appointment.
After careful prayer and consideration we unanimously sensed God confirming in a variety of ways, that Alan & Kathryn Scott are leaders whom He has called to direct and develop Vineyard Anaheim in the years ahead. Alan & Kathryn’s experience and vision for building the local church and bringing life to the city is outstanding. We are excited to partner together with them in seeing God’s kingdom come in our church, our community and beyond.
Alan & Kathryn said,
“We are honored and humbled to step into the expansive story of Vineyard Anaheim. We are so grateful to Lance & Cheryl for their leadership in this community and their friendship towards our family.
We are thrilled that they now have even more opportunity to share their wisdom with the wider Church. Their blessing in key moments has brought such life to us.
We hope to build on their legacy and the rich history of the Vineyard Anaheim community, as we set about the task of equipping and releasing the Church to bring life to the region.
Lance and Cheryl said,
“We have been privileged to lead this community for twenty years and are excited to see what God brings over the next years. John Wimber used to say that ‘the economy of God's kingdom is quite simple: every new step in the kingdom will cost us everything we have gained to date. We are spare change in God’s pocket, ready to be spent however he wants'. This has always been our journey with Jesus, ready to follow His leading. While we don’t have certainty or even great clarity around our next steps, we intend to remain part of the community here at Vineyard Anaheim and contribute to the blessing, training and formation of the wider church.
We have known Alan and Kathryn for seventeen years and spent considerable time with their family over the years. In 2001 we ministered in their Church, Causeway Coast Vineyard …and of course invited them to speak and lead at Vineyard Anaheim on several occasions. They are excellent leaders with a proven track record of leading a flourishing Church that impacts the wider region. We will serve them and their vision in whatever way helps them and are excited to see how their ministry and the Vineyard Anaheim family grows in the next season. We wholeheartedly commend them to you!
Alan and Kathryn will begin working with the staff team on February 1st and will begin leading services from February 4th 2018. Details regarding a celebration service for Lance and Cheryl will be released soon. In the meantime, thank you so much for all you have invested in Vineyard Anaheim throughout the years.
For the King and His Kingdom,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Vineyard Anaheim
Vineyard Church of Anaheim
5340 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807