The Vineyard movement began on Mother's Day 1977, when 60 hungry believers gathered for the first time on a Sunday in a rented building in Yorba Linda. They weren't looking to start a movement; they were looking to meet with Jesus... and meet with Him they did! Soon others came to meet Him. And as they opened their hearts, God opened the heavens. The gospel was preached, the lost were found, the sick were healed, the poor were clothed and fed, and the presence and power of God was tangible.
Under the leadership of Pastors John and Carol Wimber, the church grew rapidly and moved to the city of Anaheim. Soon churches from around the globe came to visit. Conferences were started, churches were planted, and a movement was born. Yet none of it came out of a desire for influence, just people pursuing His presence - just a family trying to keep in step with the Spirit. That humble beginning has grown to over 2,400 Vineyard churches around the world, including the Vineyard Community Church of Camarillo.