Meet the Team

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John & Becca Farmer

Senior Pastors

John, our senior leader, and his wife Becca started AZ Vineyard Church with a small group from Vineyard North Phoenix in 1996. John is an Arizona native, musician, and an organic farmer. Becca is an artist who is passionate about acrylic painting. They love the outdoors – especially hiking, camping, kayaking and gardening. They are blessed with a son and daughter-in-law, and are enjoying being grandparents.

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Sandy Brown

Assistant Pastor

Sandy and her husband Ed started attending AZ Vineyard Church when it was a new church plant in 1997. Sandy & Ed have raised 2 amazing children and are now enjoying being grandparents. Sandy is gifted with compassion, has a heart for outreach, and is devoted to seeing Jesus heal and bring freedom to broken lives.

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Rod Nichols

Executive Pastor

Rod was called into pastoral ministry in 2001. He has served as a church planter, senior, associate, and executive pastor. Prior to God calling him into ministry, he was a successful businessman, author, and speaker. His latest book is titled True Disciple. Rod has been married to his amazing wife, Karen, since 1988. They have five children and are blessed with many grand and great grandchildren.

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Courtney Farmer & Faith Hammerquist

Vineyard Kids Directors

Courtney & Faith have a deep passion for creating interactive learning environments where our kids can engage with the teachings of Jesus and flourish in their Christlike identity.

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Jim Dube

Worship Pastor

Jim and his wife, Marcy have attended AZ Vineyard Church since 2006. Jim became the worship leader in 2016. He and Marcy are busy raising three teenagers, who also help out with the AZ Vineyard AV department and online streaming service. Jim and Marcy are foodies and enjoy cooking for other people.