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
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.
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 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 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 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.