WHO WE ARE
Our highest aim as a community is to be followers of Jesus who enjoy God, enjoy ourselves, enjoy our family and friends, enjoy our church community, and enjoy engaging in God’s mission both in our neighborhoods and in the nations.
Crestwood Vineyard was planted in 2013 after God spoke clearly to our leadership team that it was time to plant a new Vineyard church in Oklahoma City. We began as five couples meeting in a home, seeking to respond to God’s word to plant a church. Among the initial launch members were our current pastors Brian and Jeanine Blount and Charles and Dianna Bello.
The Holy Spirit highlighted Isaiah 61 to us as the guiding scripture for this new church plant.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations…
With this passage as our blueprint, we continue to depend on the power of the Holy Spirit, respond to his call to bring His healing and freedom to those around us, and restore places that have been devastated.
We were honored to have been gifted the beautiful historic Crestwood Baptist church building. We believe that we are building on the faithfulness of the generations of Crestwood Baptist members who worked diligently to build this facility, sow into this neighborhood, and pray for the fruitfulness of this faith community. This building was named in decades past “Crestwood the Beautiful.” We believe that people will call Crestwood beautiful again—not only the building, but the ministry that flows outside of its walls and into the community around us through the people who call this church home.
Crestwood Vineyard is a part of the Association of Vineyard Churches. The Vineyard family of over 2400 churches is committed to the multiplication of kingdom- and God-minded, Christ-centered communities of local churches in nations across the world. For more info about the Vineyard or to read our statement of faith, visit vineyardusa.org. The Vineyard affirms the role of both men and women in every area of church leadership.