Association of Vineyard Churches

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Denominational Profile


The Association of Vineyard Churches is a conservative evangelical fellowship founded in 1986 by evangelical teacher John Wimber (d. 1997), formerly associated with Calvary Chapel.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
2003 1,200 600 140,000
2004 1,205 600 140,000
2007 2,495 592 188,000
2009 2,463 556 189,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

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