About

Welcome to the Vineyard

Vineyard Community Church, Gilbert, is a diverse community of followers of Jesus. We seek the inbreaking of the Kingdom of God here and now. We worship God with the intention of touching heaven and changing earth. We desire to be a church that reflects the heart of Jesus, whose compassion draws people from impossible situations into a circle of hope, friendship, and healing. We acknowledge we all come to Christ broken and that it is the power of the Holy Spirit that heals and mends our souls.

Transformed by Christ, in Community, for the World.

Everything we do from our weekend services, to our small groups, to the various ministries we’re involved in throughout the week, relates to one of these three themes because these themes describe what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Transformed by Christ

Our first area of emphasis is to assist people who don’t know God to find a real relationship with Him. This involves intentionally seeking and welcoming the people Jesus misses most – the ones who don’t know Him yet. It also involves encouraging people to “come as they are,” and welcoming and accepting them when they do. Additionally, we to help those who do know Christ to grow in greater dimensions of His character and love.

In Community

None of us are called to follow Jesus in isolation. We’re called to participate in an authentic community of faith as a local expression of the body of Christ. It is here in relationship with Christ and with other Christians that we learn how to love each other, prefer each other, forgive each other, and serve each other.

For the World

In addition to relationship with Christ and His church, we are called to participate in His ministry to the world. We do this by teaching and training people to live like Jesus, love like Jesus, and do the things that Jesus did in our neighborhoods and community. Learn how we are living this out locally (Click Here), as well as globally (Click Here).

Our Pastoral Staff

Jack Moraine

Lead Pastor

Jack is the founding pastor of Vineyard Community Church (Vineyard Gilbert) and also serves as the Southwest Regional Leader for Vineyard USA. He is also the author of the book, “Healing Ministry,” which was published in 2010. Jack has a B.A. in Religion from Grand Canyon University and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jack and his wife Brenda have four adult children, Brandon, Brady, Britt, and Breana, as well as seven adopted children (Anthony, Dayton, Mackenzie, Mia, Ciera, Halle, and Mercy).

Joel Bidderman

Associate Pastor

Joel joined staff at Vineyard Gilbert in April of 2015. As a musician as well as spiritual director who is passionate about seeing the Kingdom come, he gives oversight to the worship ministry at the Vineyard, as well as many other areas of leadership from Sunday morning teaching, helping to lead the Vineyard Men’s ministry, and helping to facilitate soul care and spiritual formation trainings and opportunities. Joel and his wife, Marissa, have two daughters, and as a family they love being on the adventure of following Jesus. You can visit his ministry website at joelbidderman.com where he develops content for Christ-centered spiritual formation and well as shares his own journey through his music and creative writings.

Michael Gay III

Student Ministries Pastor

Michael joined Vineyard Community Church as the Children’s Pastor in October of 2013. In September of 2015 he transitioned into the role of Student Ministries Pastor working with students from 6th-12th grade. He also serves as the Southwest Regional Youth Leader for Vineyard Youth USA. Mike began working as a volunteer for children’s events when he was 16 and has worked in Children’s ministry in multiple capacities since then. Michael graduated in 2012 from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Communications. Michael and his wife Rebekah have 3 children: Delia, Daphne, and Shane.

Jessica Gentes

Children's Pastor

Jessica has been apart of Gilbert Vineyard since 2006. She grew up in kids church and youth group at Gilbert Vineyard. After high school she felt the Lord leading her in the direction of leadership after discovering her heart for this ministry. She joined our staff in October of 2016 as children’s ministry program coordinator. She is passionate about seeing kids discover Jesus and experience Him in powerful ways. She has been heavily involved in Children’s ministry for over 5 years, and is a graduate of the Vineyard Institute with a certificate in Biblical Leadership. Her and her husband, Jordan, are enjoying the life of a young married couple in all of their adventures and traveling.

Jordan Gentes

Office Manager

Jordan is an Arizona native and has been apart of the Vineyard his whole life. He was originally at East Valley Vineyard until the two churches merged in 2003. Having grown up in the Vineyard, he has a deep value for seeing the presence of God move in services and in people’s lives. Jordan currently serves as the Operations Manager here at Vineyard Gilbert, he also helps to oversee some of our mission work in Nepal. He is a graduate of Vineyard Institute with a certificate in Biblical Leadership. Jordan and his wife Jessica enjoy camping and the outdoors in the summer to get some reprieve from the blazing summers here in the valley.

David Hinman

Associate Pastor | Outreach

David Hinman joined our staff in June of 2015. He has a passion for evangelism and discipleship. In January 2020, he transitioned to part time so he could dedicate his time to training and coaching churches and ministries in Africa and North America in starting Disciple Making Movements (DMM). David serves as the S.W Regional Representative for MultiplyVineyard and the U.S. Representative to Africa for Vineyard Missions. David has a Master of Divinity from Regent University. David and his wife (Lissa) have three adult children (Jordan, Joy and Joelle) who are all married and two grandchildren who all reside in Denver.

Lissa Hinman

Women's Ministry Pastor

Lissa has been in pastoral ministry for twenty years, and has served as a hospice chaplain for about seven years. She is passionate about helping people experience the Love of God. Encountering Jesus is a must for her, and she hopes to help others be who God created them to be. She has been a church planter as well as a staff pastor serving in various capacities from an executive pastor role to temporary youth pastor and everything in between. She graduated from Taylor University with a BA in Psychology and from Regent University with a Masters of Counseling.
 
Lissa and her husband David have been married for over 30 years and have three married children: Jordan and Carolynn, Joy and Matthew (with grandchildren Truett and Rylann), and Joelle and Trenton. Time with family is cherished and exploring new things while being outside brings joy to her heart.