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July 30, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
The Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to allow Vineyard Christian Fellowship to use a building at 140 W. Wilshire Ave. for church services. The church will hold Sunday services as well as weekday activities in the space. City planning staff determined that the building is properly zoned and would have sufficient parking. Information: (714) 738-6547.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
The Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to allow Vineyard Christian Fellowship to use a building at 140 W. Wilshire Ave. for church services. The church will hold Sunday services as well as weekday activities in the space. City planning staff determined that the building is properly zoned and would have sufficient parking. Information: (714) 738-6547.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
The Planning Commission this week approved a request by a church group to convert a movie theater into a house of worship. With little discussion, the commission unanimously approved the permit to allow the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Mission Viejo to set up permanent residence at the now-vacant Edwards Cinema building at 24821 Chrisanta Drive. Plans submitted by the church group call for a 16,000-square-foot facility with seating for 650, along with classrooms and administrative offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1999 | BRENDA LOREE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
These days, churches, synagogues and mosques are not always identifiable. Sometimes there is no giveaway steeple, stained glass window, minaret or soaring roof line--just a name on a door and maybe a suite number. Such is the case with Channel Islands Vineyard Christian Fellowship, located in a suite of offices in a pleasant--but definitely industrial park--neighborhood in Oxnard.
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November 18, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES and JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Rev. John Wimber, who helped propel seven loosely knit Orange County congregations into a 150,000-member international movement, died Monday in Santa Ana at the age of 63. The Yorba Linda resident is credited with bringing dynamic leadership to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, which he joined about 17 years ago, after leaving Calvary Chapels. He joined Kenn Gulliksen, a Los Angeles pastor who named the movement after the Bible's reference to vineyards as a sign of divine blessing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Count the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church as one of the winners of the Cold War. For years, the Anaheim congregation was forced to meet in a series of industrial warehouses and schools because it couldn't afford a permanent home. Not any more. The church now has a spacious home in a business complex once used as a research center by the aerospace firm Rockwell International. "I like to think of it as part of the peace dividend," said Kevin Springer, the church's associate pastor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Lancaster, the Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship two months ago moved into a vacant supermarket, turning it into a church facility so informal that some of the 1,500 worshipers take their coffee and muffin with them into Sunday morning services. In Reseda, the Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship of 700 strong meets in what used to be a bowling alley, feeds about 500 needy in the area monthly, and only this week put up large signs on its nondescript facade facing Reseda Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ginny White expected to cry during the memorial service Friday night for her deceased pastor, the Rev. John Richard Wimber. But the tears started flowing before she even entered the landmark Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. "I was driving in and all, saw all these hundreds of cars parked everywhere--on the playground, on the blacktop--and I just lost it," said White, a 45-year-old Riverside homemaker. "It such a tribute to how much he was loved, how much he inspired people."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1999 | BRENDA LOREE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
These days, churches, synagogues and mosques are not always identifiable. Sometimes there is no giveaway steeple, stained glass window, minaret or soaring roof line--just a name on a door and maybe a suite number. Such is the case with Channel Islands Vineyard Christian Fellowship, located in a suite of offices in a pleasant--but definitely industrial park--neighborhood in Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ginny White expected to cry during the memorial service Friday night for her deceased pastor, the Rev. John Richard Wimber. But the tears started flowing before she even entered the landmark Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. "I was driving in and all, saw all these hundreds of cars parked everywhere--on the playground, on the blacktop--and I just lost it," said White, a 45-year-old Riverside homemaker. "It such a tribute to how much he was loved, how much he inspired people."
NEWS
November 18, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES and JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Rev. John Wimber, who helped propel seven loosely knit Orange County congregations into a 150,000-member international movement, died Monday in Santa Ana at the age of 63. The Yorba Linda resident is credited with bringing dynamic leadership to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, which he joined about 17 years ago, after leaving Calvary Chapels. He joined Kenn Gulliksen, a Los Angeles pastor who named the movement after the Bible's reference to vineyards as a sign of divine blessing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Lancaster, the Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship two months ago moved into a vacant supermarket, turning it into a church facility so informal that some of the 1,500 worshipers take their coffee and muffin with them into Sunday morning services. In Reseda, the Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship of 700 strong meets in what used to be a bowling alley, feeds about 500 needy in the area monthly, and only this week put up large signs on its nondescript facade facing Reseda Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1993 | TERRY SPENCER
Edward and Angela Ortiz have been bringing their four young girls to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship's Lamb's Lunch every Sunday since Edward lost his maintenance job nearly a year ago. Across the table one recent Sunday was Ron and Tammy Lounesbury, who were returning to the Lamb's Lunch for the first time in months. Three years ago, the Vineyard had helped Ron solve a drug problem. Recently, however, he was laid off from his construction job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Count the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church as one of the winners of the Cold War. For years, the Anaheim congregation was forced to meet in a series of industrial warehouses and schools because it couldn't afford a permanent home. Not any more. The church now has a spacious home in a business complex once used as a research center by the aerospace firm Rockwell International. "I like to think of it as part of the peace dividend," said Kevin Springer, the church's associate pastor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1993 | TERRY SPENCER
Edward and Angela Ortiz have been bringing their four young girls to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship's Lamb's Lunch every Sunday since Edward lost his maintenance job nearly a year ago. Across the table one recent Sunday was Ron and Tammy Lounesbury, who were returning to the Lamb's Lunch for the first time in months. Three years ago, the Vineyard had helped Ron solve a drug problem. Recently, however, he was laid off from his construction job.
NEWS
October 5, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
After John Wimber stopped working as a music arranger for the Righteous Brothers to become a pastor, he began leading a small prayer group in Yorba Linda 13 years ago, preaching from the Gospel of Luke about healing the sick and casting out demons. For 10 months the fledgling church repeatedly prayed over the sick without seeing one person healed or a single demon expelled. Many people left in disgust. Wimber was about to give up when he was asked to pray for a woman with a high fever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
The Planning Commission this week approved a request by a church group to convert a movie theater into a house of worship. With little discussion, the commission unanimously approved the permit to allow the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Mission Viejo to set up permanent residence at the now-vacant Edwards Cinema building at 24821 Chrisanta Drive. Plans submitted by the church group call for a 16,000-square-foot facility with seating for 650, along with classrooms and administrative offices.
NEWS
October 5, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
After John Wimber stopped working as a music arranger for the Righteous Brothers to become a pastor, he began leading a small prayer group in Yorba Linda 13 years ago, preaching from the Gospel of Luke about healing the sick and casting out demons. For 10 months the fledgling church repeatedly prayed over the sick without seeing one person healed or a single demon expelled. Many people left in disgust. Wimber was about to give up when he was asked to pray for a woman with a high fever.
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