Duke & Marie Lancaster
Senior Pastor / Executive Pastor
Duke Lancaster, our Senior Pastor, grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. He is an alumni of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa and has received a Diploma in Kingdom Theology from Vineyard Bible Institute.
In addition to being a seasoned Pastor and church planter, Duke is also an accomplished musician and worship leader, Duke was ordained in 1994.
Marie Lancaster serves as Executive Pastor. She is from southern Indiana and is the daughter of an Assembly of God Pastor. She is a powerful speaker and teacher and has proven herself as an administrator in both secular and Christian organizations.
Marie has served in nearly every aspect of ministry and is highly respected for her leadership. Marie was ordained in 2007.
Bruce Wimberley and his wife, Elaine, are the founding Pastors of Vineyard Church of Jackson and served as its Senior Pastors from 1988 until October, 2012.
Bruce continues to serve the church as a staff Pastor and regularly teaches, counsels and coaches young leaders. Elaine retired from fulltime ministry in August, 2012.
Bruce has BS degrees in math and physics, and a MS in counseling. He attended Reformed Seminary and took 3 years of courses under R.C. Sproul. He was an officer in the army, a farmer, a school teacher, and a rancher - and he has been here in Jackson, Mississippi in full-time ministry since 1977.
Associate & Worship Pastor
Mark serves as Associate Pastor and Worship Leader at Vineyard Church. He grew up in a military family, completing high school In Pensacola, FL and then earning a degree from Southern Mississippi.
Mark studied music and worked as a musician during and after college, playing jazz trumpet in New Orleans and surrounding areas. This experience allows Mark to bring a high level of leadership and musicianship to the worship service, and yet he is still able to center on the Spirit of God and lead people into His presence.
Mark has been in the Vineyard since 1997 and has been on staff since 2008.
Since joining the Vineyard movement in 2002, Jeff has emerged into a powerful leader and teacher.
Jeff is a local; growing up in west Jackson in the 1960’s -1970’s. He has a background as an iron worker but he has been in the car business for the past 18 years. He is the Business Manager at a local car dealership.
Summer serves part time as the Children's Minister. She has a passion for winning children to the Lord and teaching them about the love Jesus has for them.
Summer has been involved with ministry since the age of 14. She has played the flute and piano for over 15 years and has a minor in vocal performance.
Summer Slovak is married to Wes Slovak and they have two (soon to be three) children. She grew up in Madison, MS and is currently living in Pearl.