About UVV

Here’s a bit of what we believe and why we believe it. As a part of the Vineyard USA family, we embrace these core values.

Our Mission

Reaching the unreached through the announcement and demonstration of the Kingdom of God
Simply put, the Kingdom of God is his rule and reign.
God’s Kingdom began breaking in here on Earth in the coming of Jesus, and will be fully established in Jesus’ return.
 
What does God’s rule and reign look like?  
The sick are healed.  The dead live again.  Demons are cast out.  Hope rises up.  Addictions are broken.  The outcast find acceptance.  The homeless find shelter.  God’s love is revealed in these things – and many more.  Come and see.

Statement of Faith

We place an emphasis specifically on the following values:

Generosity – with our finances, possessions, and time

Healing – body, mind, and spirit

Good music – worshipping God with excellence

Relationship – with God, our spouses, our children, the individual

Christ-likeness

The individual – looking for what God is wanting to do or is already doing in someone’s life and working with God to see his will accomplished

Healthy marriages – understanding and instilling God’s design for marriage

Healthy parenting – creating a safe, enriching home life for children

Being mission minded – whether locally or in another country

Kingdom theology & praxis

We believe in the sufficiency of Scripture

We believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

Services

We typically have our services on Sundays. We serve coffee, tea, and pastries at 9:30 a.m., and our service begins at 10:00 a.m.

Our Leadership

Donny Cannoy

Pastor
 
 
donny@uvvineyard.org

Donny was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the El Paso area as an infant. Donny and Lórien met while performing together on a music & drama ministry tour, and have been doing ministry together ever since! Donny is a graduate of Musician’s Institute, and co-owns a software consulting company with over 50 employees. Donny has served faithfully in the Vineyard movement since 1991, becoming a pastor in 2005. It’s hard to narrow down Donny’s interests, but let’s give it a try: he loves bowling (and is a certified coach – did you know there was such a thing?), performing and listening to music, anything tech related, watching movies, and building / destroying / fixing things.

 

Lórien Cannoy

Pastor

lorien@uvvineyard.org

Lórien is originally from California but considers herself an El Pasoan since moving here in 2000 to marry Donny and participate in ministry. She is the children’s pastor and supports Donny in pastoring and worship leading. After graduating from homeschool, she attended Azusa Pacific University to study music and then moved to El Paso to start a family. Donny and Lórien have 8 kids, 3 adopted and 5 biological. She enjoys singing, homeschooling, rearranging her house and drinking coffee with friends.

Jeff Biggers

Pastor

jeffbiggers1@gmail.com

Jeff is a native Oklahoman and Sooner alumni.  Jeff worked more than three decades in various executive leadership roles in the corporate world relocating often around the US with different assignments.  Jeff met his wife Areli while working in Mexico and they are blessed with five children and five grandchildren.  They have participated in many local Church ministries, and on mission trips to Spain and the Dominican Republic, and at one point they led a home church that became part of the Vineyard Movement.  God called Jeff into ministry and he retired early to become a Vineyard pastor in 2012.  Jeff loves his family, hiking with Areli, working out and reading.

 

Areli Biggers

Pastor

arelibiggers@gmail.com

Areli was born in Mexico and managed Human Resources at major manufacturing sites in Cuidad Juárez before meeting her husband Jeff.  Areli has been focused on her family, home and support to local Churches through the years and the many places they have lived.  She became a Vineyard pastor in 2012.  Areli loves her family, coffee, working out and cooking.  She competes often in cooking competitions and is a Food Network Chopped Champion.