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Our Church Family

THE VINEYARD CHURCH began in 1994 out of deep desire to establish a Christian community in the Tri-Cities Area (Sugar Land | Stafford | Missouri City) that was characterized by engaging worship, vibrant worship, compassionate ministry, relevant messages, and transformational engagement in the community and the world. A small group that met on the 5th floor of an office building grew to live out this mission is substantial ways that has impacted many lives and left an imprint on our community.


SERVICE TIMES


Sundays

  • 900AM
  • 1100AM


ASL Translation

Available in 1100AM Service


LOCATION


We are located at between
Dairy Ashford & Kirkwood
on Grove West Blvd.
in Stafford, TX.

5015 Grove West Blvd.
Stafford, TX  77477
281.240.VINE


OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION is to be a community of God’s extravagant love where people are drawn into a thriving relationship with Jesus.

KINGDOM MINISTRY

In the Vineyard, we see Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God as the overarching and integrating theme of the Scriptures.

From our beginnings, the Vineyard has been committed to the proclamation of the kingdom of God, and to bearing witness to the deeds of the kingdom through healing (physical, emotional, and social), doing justice, and delivering those held captive by evil. We want to see what the Father is doing, and join Him in His transforming work.

OUR VALUES | WE ARE A PEOPLE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD WHO …

We are not simply implementing the best church strategies and trying to accomplish what is humanly possible. Rather, our mission involves praying and finding power from God Himself to accomplish what humans could never accomplish on their own.

We pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the voice of God on behalf of others. This involves partnership with a Person beyond ourselves.

The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God.  Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm.  When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God Р Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian life.

God is eager to be known and experienced by all.  We believe that God is searching for lost humanity in order to draw us into intimate relationship with himself.  In response to God’s initiative, we value the life-changing power of the experience of his presence.

The primary place where that relationship is nurtured and developed is in the act of worship – both private and corporate.  So experience-based worship is the central activity of all that we do in the Vineyard.  It is worship that causes all else that we do to become an act of worship.

We experience God’s presence as a palpable reality when we worship.  As we worship we become increasingly sensitive and responsive to the Spirit’s presence so that we can do as Jesus did, “See what the Father is doing,” (John 5:19) and support his work with our lives.

The experience of God flowing out of a life of worship affects all aspects of our life so that all division between the secular and the sacred vanish.  We believe that the Spirit distributes his gifts to us resulting in prophecy, prayer languages, healing, miracles and many other gifts as we joyfully experience his presence.

We value an approach to God’s presence that is respectful both of God and of those we are with.  We eschew hype and other efforts to manipulate either God’s presence or the response of others to his presence.  We distinguish between the Holy Spirit and the human response, which shares in all the beauty and brokenness of our humanity.  And we believe that as we experience His presence through Christ by the Spirit we will be made more fully human and better reflections of the God image that we were created to be.

Jesus is reconciling people to God, to each other, and to the entire creation. He breaks down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female. Therefore, Vineyard churches are committed to being communities of healing, engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway.

We also seek to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to reconcile what has been separated by sin. This requires that we move beyond our personal preferences and engage those whom we perceive to be unlike us. We must actively work to break down barriers of race, culture, gender, social class, and ethnicity.

We are convinced that the church—locally, nationally, and globally—is meant to be a diverse community precisely because Jesus is Lord over every nation, tribe, and tongue. We are not satisfied with the status quo when it doesn’t reflect this kingdom reality. Instead, we pray eagerly for the coming of God’s kingdom here and now and hope to see the reconciliation that is evidence that kingdom in our midst.

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus, knowing we are sinners whose standing before God is utterly dependent on his mercy. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away.

We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as though we serve Jesus himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community.

In fact, in all forms of ministry, compassion is a hallmark of the One who was “moved with compassion” in the face of human need. This being the age of grace—and “the year of the Lord’s favor”—compassion should constitute the leading edge of our service to God, each other, and our broken world. With humility, we seek to avoid unauthorized judgments of others, realizing that we suffer and struggle along with the rest of humanity.

The church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus in language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures.

The Vineyard seeks to plant churches that are culturally relevant in a wide variety of settings, both locally and internationally. Each Vineyard church is encouraged to reach those in its community not already reached by existing churches. To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of his desire to reach those who are far away from God.

MINISTRY STAFF
  • Reagan Waggoner
    Reagan Waggoner
    Lead Pastor
  • Rachel Conner
    Rachel Conner
    Executive Pastor
  • Deanna Waggoner
    Deanna Waggoner
    Children's Pastor
  • Ralph Head
    Ralph Head
    Youth Pastor
  • Matthew Greco
    Matthew Greco
    Director of Worship Ministries
Reagan Waggoner
Lead Pastor

Reagan has been the Lead Pastor at The Vineyard since 2009. Reagan and his wife Deanna joined the team of leaders who helped launch the church in 1994 shortly after getting married in 1993. Reagan began on staff as youth pastor, worship leader, and administrative assistant. He has served as groundskeeper, janitor, accountant, singles coordinator, graphic designer, adult education coordinator, home group leader, and more over the 23 years on staff at The Vineyard.

Reagan holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary.Reagan and his wife Deanna have two teenage sons.


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Rachel Conner
Executive Pastor

Rachel Conner has been a part of the Sugar Land Vineyard since 2001, and, along with her husband Stephen, has been an active participant in the life and activities of the local church.  She served on the Senior Pastor’s Council for both Bert and Reagan Waggoner.  Her family has been upwardly mobile so she has had opportunities to teach and lead prayer initiatives in the cities she has lived in, and the churches she has served in.

Rachel retired from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in 2012.  While at AZ, she was a member of the National Diversity Panel, and led winning teams in the therapeutic areas AstraZeneca competed in.  She came out of retirement to partner with a long time friend to start a company that assisted healthcare businesses with growth, sales and technology.  While working with Dimedius she completed Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction and became a spiritual director.   Unforeseen circumstances led to the closing of  Dimedius after a successful three- year run where she served as President  and business development lead.

Rachel is now firmly entrenched into the daily operations of the Sugar Land Vineyard, teaching, enjoying her practice as a spiritual director, working with the pastoral staff and co-directing Thrive Plus, a year- long high level discipleship course.

Rachel and Stephen love traveling, walking on the beach and spending time with family and friends.


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Deanna Waggoner
Children's Pastor

Deanna has served as Children’s Pastor since 2012. She grew up in Singapore and Indonesia where her parents served as missionaries. Deanna and Reagan met in Singapore in 1989. Her and Reagan have two sons, 14 & 16.


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Ralph Head
Youth Pastor

I am a lifelong Texan raised about 45 miles south of Sugar Land in the town of West Columbia. I received my bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie and my Master of Education from Houston Baptist University. My wife Anna and I have three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.

Before joining the team at the Vineyard I served in a variety of ministry roles from church janitor to lead pastor.  In addition to working in the church, I am a fifth-grade reading and social studies teacher.

I am here to serve you and your family. I believe each and every one of our teenagers can have a thriving relationship with Jesus and it is my goal to help them connect with Him.


Matthew Greco
Director of Worship Ministries

Matthew was born and raised in New York City. He is a self-taught guitarist who started playing at the age of sixteen. Matthew moved to Long Island, NY where he started his worship career with the mentoring of Randy Larson at the Rockville Centre Vineyard Church. Matthew continued his worship training when he moved to Northern Ireland to be further mentored by accomplished Worship Leader/Recording Artist Kathryn Scott. Upon returning from Northern Ireland, he was the Worship Director at the Morris Plains Vineyard Church for 6 years. Matthew now resides in Katy, TX with his beautiful and incredible wife, Jocelyne.

OPERATIONS STAFF
  • Rachel Conner
    Rachel Conner
    Executive Pastor
Rachel Conner
Executive Pastor

Rachel Conner has been a part of the Sugar Land Vineyard since 2001, and, along with her husband Stephen, has been an active participant in the life and activities of the local church.  She served on the Senior Pastor’s Council for both Bert and Reagan Waggoner.  Her family has been upwardly mobile so she has had opportunities to teach and lead prayer initiatives in the cities she has lived in, and the churches she has served in.

Rachel retired from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in 2012.  While at AZ, she was a member of the National Diversity Panel, and led winning teams in the therapeutic areas AstraZeneca competed in.  She came out of retirement to partner with a long time friend to start a company that assisted healthcare businesses with growth, sales and technology.  While working with Dimedius she completed Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction and became a spiritual director.   Unforeseen circumstances led to the closing of  Dimedius after a successful three- year run where she served as President  and business development lead.

Rachel is now firmly entrenched into the daily operations of the Sugar Land Vineyard, teaching, enjoying her practice as a spiritual director, working with the pastoral staff and co-directing Thrive Plus, a year- long high level discipleship course.

Rachel and Stephen love traveling, walking on the beach and spending time with family and friends.


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