Our Mission.
Our greatest passion.
The driving force behind everything we do.

Helping people find and follow Jesus.

Vineyard Community Church is a church that is impacting our community, our city, and our state with the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.

How do we go about that? It’s simple.

We stay focused on what God has called our church to do.

Helping people find and follow Jesus.

That’s how we’re able to make a difference,

and it’s the driving force behind everything we do.
The Vineyard is a local church based in Lexington, KY.

We seek encounter over entertainment, heart over hype, presence over presentation, progress over perfection, people over position,
and Jesus over everything.

Five Areas of Ministry Focus

We believe we can do more by doing less.
It's about focused excellence.

It's not that we think hand-bell choirs, one-eyed mimes, or the puppet ministry aren't valuable... it's about strategic focus on the areas we believe God has given our church. 


We believe that gathering together on a Sunday morning is one of the greatest things we can do for our personal relationships with God, our community, and our city. Each Sunday our church gathers at 9:30am and 11:15am to experience the presence of God in worship and hear a relevant, impactful message from our Lead Pastor or someone from our teaching team. 


Kids are important to us, so we’ve created a place where they can learn about Jesus on their level. Every Sunday, babies through fifth-grade children experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.

V Students

V Students is Vineyard's student ministry. Today’s middle and high school students will lead the next generation of the church and change the world. At V Students our aim is to graduate students into a lifetime of following Jesus.


We absolutely love gathering together each Sunday morning, but we believe the Sunday worship experience is meant to be the overflow of a week spent in community with others following Jesus. We are passionate about getting people connected in a Group or plugging them in on their best next step on their journey with Jesus.

Missions (Local + Global)

Jesus called us to love our community both down the street and around the world. We partner with Strategic Partners in and around Lexington to serve the hurt and the homeless 

Our core values

Our core values help keep us in line
with who God has called us to be as a church.

Love God.

This is our core, our foundation, our greatest desire, the motivation behind everything we do.. It's God over all and God in all. If we don't have this, the rest doesn't matter.

Love People.

We believe church is family and that we look most like Jesus when we’re generously serving others together. Because together we can move mountains. Together miracles happen. Together love is present. Together unity reigns. Together is God’s plan.

Bring Your Best.

Excellence honors God and inspires people. God gave us His very best and in return deserves nothing but our very best.

Have Fun.

We believe that if we have fun people will follow. And nothing is more fun than serving God with people you love.


Pastors & Staff

Pastor Kevin Clark

Lead Pastor

Pastor Kevin started The Vineyard in 2002 with a mission to help people find and follow Jesus.  His passion is for people to know God, find freedom, discover purpose and make a difference. Pastor Kevin loves spending time with his family, on his Harley motorcycle, or cheering on UK! Ask him which team he wants to win between UofL and Duke. Also, he won’t hesitate to tell you what it takes to eat the perfect Pop-Tart.

Pastor James Schreiner

Executive Pastor

James Scheiner is the Executive Pastor at the Vineyard. He oversees our day-to-day operations and also our Creative Department, he also a technology guru, and comes alongside our Worship and Production Team to create an incredible weekend experience. James loves to hike, rock climb, run, and cheer on all UK sports! He also loves to drink milk with his pizza...we know, we thought it was weird too.

Leah Boyd

V Students Director

Leah Boyd is our Student Ministries Pastor here at the Vineyard. She loves building relationships with teenagers and helping them discover their true identity in Christ. She is currently working on her Master’s of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary, and like her dad, is very passionate about teaching and preaching God’s Word. She also puts Frank’s Red Hot Sauce on just about everything she eats.

Robyn Clark

VineyardKids Director

Robyn Clark is a retired Kindergarten teacher who loves doing ministry with her husband, Pastor Kevin. Robyn serves as our Vineyard Kids Director. With her experience from education and her passion to raise up the next generation, she brings her expertise and a contagious love for Jesus that connects with families and children. Outside of ministry they enjoy spending time with their 3 children and 2 grandchildren, riding roller coasters, and binge watching episodes from 24. 

Josh Trahan

Worship Pastor


Kailee Bingman

Assistant Worship Director


Jeff Boyd

Prayer Ministry + Missions Director

Jeff and his wife Tammy lead our Prayer Team here at the Vineyard. Our Prayer Team is a vital part in the life of our church and their leadership in that ministry is felt in all we do here at the Vineyard. Tammy is also actively involved in our Vineyard Kids as she serves on our Vineyard Kids Leadership Team. Jeff Boyd also steps in to preach for Pastor Kevin on Sundays and leads many of our First Wednesday services. Jeff and Tammy have 3 daughters who are actively involved at the Vineyard.

Lisa Lloyd



Darrin Beckett

Production Team Coordinator


Gena Holleran

Host Team Coordinator


Tom Adams

Groups Coordinator


Vineyard Finance Team

The Vineyard Finance Team plays a vital role in helping to steward the finances of the Vineyard so that we can continue to achieve our mission of helping people find and follow Jesus.

This team serves our church and our team by providing (1) Prayer, (2) Supporting the Lead Pastor and the Mission/Vision of VCC, (3) Serving in an Advisory Role to the Lead Pastor, (4) Stewarding the Financial Resources of Vineyard Community Church in Accordance with Scripture, (4) Achieving and Maintaining the Financial Well-Being of Vineyard Community Church, and (5) Establishing and Monitoring Giving Strategy and Plans.

Pastor Kevin Clark

Pastor James Schreiner

Lisa Lloyd

Tom Hisle

Chad Holleran

Brandy Warner

Cathy Terry

What we believe

God The King And The Holy Trinity

We believe that God is the Eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power, and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.

God The King: The Creator And Ruler Of All Things

We believe that God’s kingdom is everlasting. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing, and human beings. God created all things very good.

Counterfeit Kingdom: Satan And Demonic Hosts

We believe that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and, as a usurper of God’s rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth.

The Kingdom In Creation, The Fall, And The Doctrine Of Original Sin

We believe that God created mankind in His image, male and female, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. Under the temptation of Satan, our original parents fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness, and God’s judgment of death to the earth. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to God’s good creation. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam’s original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to God’s judgment of death, and captive to Satan’s kingdom of darkness.

God’s Providence, Kingdom Law, And Covenants

We believe that God did not abandon His rule over the earth, which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants which revealed His grace to sinful people. In the covenant with Abraham, God bound Himself to His people Israel, promising to deliver them from bondage to sin and Satan and to bless all the nations through them.

We believe that as King, God later redeemed His people by His mighty acts from bondage in Egypt and established His covenant through Moses, revealing His perfect will and our obligation to fulfill it. The law’s purpose is to order our fallen race and to make us conscious of our moral responsibility. By the work of God’s Spirit, it convicts us of our sin and God’s righteous judgment against us and brings us to Christ alone for salvation. We believe that when Israel rejected God’s rule over her as King, God established the monarchy in Israel and made an unconditional covenant with David, promising that his heir would restore God’s kingdom and reign over His people as Messiah forever.

Christ The Mediator And Eternal King

We believe that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, as fully God and fully human in one person, He is humanity as God intended us to be. Jesus was anointed as God’s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating God’s kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation, preaching the good news of salvation, healing the sick, casting out demons, and raising the dead. Gathering His disciples, He reconstituted God’s people as His Church to be the instrument of His kingdom. After dying for the sins of the world, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, fulfilling the covenant of blessing given to Abraham. In His sinless, perfect life Jesus met the demands of the law and in His atoning death on the cross He took God’s judgment for sin, which we deserve as law-breakers. By His death on the cross He also disarmed the demonic powers. The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesus’ birth from David’s house, His Messianic ministry, His glorious resurrection from the dead, His ascent into heaven, and His present rule at the right hand of the Father. As God’s Son and David’s heir, He is the eternal Messiah-King, advancing God’s reign throughout every generation and throughout the whole earth today.

The Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them. The Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.

We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church.

The Sufficiency Of Scripture

We believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

The Power Of The Gospel Over The Kingdom Of Darkness

We believe that the whole world is under the domination of Satan and that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people therefore are under God’s just judgment. Through the preaching of the Good News of Jesus and the kingdom of God, and the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts, and sanctifies, through Jesus by the Spirit, all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. By this they are released from Satan’s domain and enter into God’s kingdom reign.

The Church: Instrument Of The Kingdom

We believe in the one, holy, universal Church. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the living Body of Christ, of which He is the head and of which we are all members.

Baptism And The Lord’s Supper

We believe that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both are available to all believers.

The Kingdom Of God And The Final Judgment

We believe that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible, and triumphant appearing of Christ – His return to the earth as King. After Christ returns to reign, He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the eternal blessing of the righteous, and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. Finally, God will be all in all and His kingdom, His rule and reign, will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth, recreated by His mighty power, in which righteousness dwells and in which He will forever be worshipped.