Our leaders

Lead pastor

Landon Meadow

Lead Pastor & Elder


The Meadows have lived in the Clarksville area about 30 years and felt called to Vineyard Values before they knew about the church. Key components of contemporary worship, Biblical teaching, Kingdom of God theology and “everyone gets to play” resonated with them, and they joined the church in 1994. Since then, Landon has filled roles such as elder, youth leader, small groups pastor, staff pastor and is now, after the retirement of Don Jarrell in 2005, the lead pastor. His passion is to have a “church without walls” operating in Clarksville in many capacities and to see the gospel go to the ends of the earth through ongoing mission trips and discipleship training. Landon’s wife Melanie and children Caleb and Joshua also love and serve within the church.


meadowl@msn.com

Staff and volunteers

  • carol baldwin

    Administrative Assistant


    The first face you probably will see in the Vineyard office is Carol Baldwin, admin assistant extraordinaire. Carol is the glue that holds much of the Vineyard together! She, her husband Greg and their daughter have lived in Clarksville for about 10 years and she has been admin assistant for almost that long as well. If you have questions, Carol either knows the answer or knows how to find it! 


    vineyardclarksville@gmail.com

  • Teresa elder

    Managing Pastor of Prayer & Praise

    (Arts, prayer, worship, sound/projection)


    Teresa Elder is the Praise and Prayer Pastor for the Vineyard Church in Clarksville. She and her husband David Elder began with the church in the early 1990s when it was a new church plant.  She became a worship leader shortly after and has been serving in the church's worship ministry ever since. Teresa was born in Indiana and came to know Jesus when she was 8 years old in a tiny church on Okinawa and was later baptized in the Seto Inland Sea off the coastline of Hiroshima. She has walked with the Lord for over 50 years. She and David have been married for over 40 years and have two grown children.  Teresa is a graduate of Austin Peay State University and currently works full-time as staff at Belmont University.


    teresa.elder@belmont.edu

  • Caleb hall

    Managing Pastor of Marriage and Family Life

    (Marriage, life celebration, parenting)


    A staff member since 2006, Caleb overseas the family life area of the Vineyard Church. This includes marriages, families, life celebration, etc. Caleb has been married for over 13 years to the love of his life, Amy. They have 3 daughters and 3 sons (two of which are golden retrievers!) He loves woodworking and also works for Montgomery County EMS as a Chaplain and AEMT.


    caleb.amy@gmail.com

  • Deborah hellums

    Managing Pastor of Children Discipleship

    (Sunday School, AWANA, Martial Arts, Youth & Nursery)


    Deborah and her husband, Josh, are Texas transplants who moved to the Clarksville area in 2008. They have been members of the Vineyard since they moved. In addition to being a wife and mother of three, Deborah works as a physician. She has known Jesus since she was a child, committing her life to him and being baptized at age eight.  At Vineyard, she serves as the managing pastor of children's and youth ministry and is passionate about seeing children and youth come to know and love Jesus, grow in their knowledge of the Word and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit -- no matter their age!


    childrensministry.cvcf@gmail.com

  • DEnae huffman

    Managing Pastor of Compassion Ministries

    (Benevolence, sick & infirm, hospitality & healing ministry)


    As managing pastor of the Compassion Ministries of Vineyard, Denae is constantly “swapping hats,” and yet, the core of her role is to serve, welcome and care for others – it’s a role she loves. Denae oversees everything from hospitality on Sunday mornings to Freedom Tools, our in-house healing ministry. Directing our care for the poor and counseling also falls under her umbrella, and in fact, she is often found counseling others herself. Denae’s husband Wade (see Great Commission) is on staff as well, and she is the mom of four adult children and two grandchildren. Life is fun in the Huffman household!


    denaehuffman99@gmail.com

  • Chris Hambrick

    Staff Pastor


    Jack-of-all-trades describes Chris to a “T.” He teaches in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, actively participates in the Vineyard’s video ministries, is dad to four children and the husband to worship leader Karen, is gifted in building projects – oh, AND he is the men’s pastor! A long-time believer and a Vineyard “guy” for over 15 years, Chris brings a wealth of information and experience in his role. Feel free to contact him about anything “man” related.


    chris.hambrick@cmcss.net

  • Don and sharron jarrell

    Pastor Emeritus


    In 1978 Don and Sharon Jarrell both met the Lord and were called to ministry even though Don was working full time as a electrical lineman in Southern California. Four years later they joined the Vineyard Movement under the leadership of founder John Wimber. After years of serving in various lead positions, they were sent to Clarksville to plant the Vineyard Church. That was in 1993 and the local Vineyard has been strong ever since.

  • Mark swanN

    Facilities Overseer & Elder


    With a background of more than 25 years in law enforcement, Mark oversees our campus safety and security. As a previous bi- vocational pastor, he now serves as one of our three church elders, overseeing our facility management. Much of the current physical “look” of the Vineyard is a result of Mark’s design and vision. He is generally found behind-the-scenes, working diligently alongside others to provide a safe, clean, secure place for folks to encounter the love of God.


    swannsearch@juno.com

  • wade huffman

    Managing Pastor of The Great Commission

    (Missions, Church planting, evangelism) & Elder


    Wade Huffman was born into a military family, and came to Jesus at a gospel meeting when he was 13. Since then, his life has been a series of wild adventures: going to college, getting married, medical school and Army service. He went on his first "mission trip" as a college freshman and has traveled extensively since that time. Since 2005 his passion has been serving the people of South Sudan, working at a clinic that he helped get started, and training and encouraging young pastors. His goal is to continue going to South Sudan until an indigenous church planting movement is well established. His vision for the Great Commission at the Clarksville Vineyard Church is that all of our people are "World Christians", seeking the opportunities that God will lay before them to reach their neighbors, community, the nation and the world with the love of Jesus and see His Kingdom grow, changing our world and our lives in the process. As we seek to be like Jesus, we share in His destiny and His blessings.


    dwhuffman99@yahoo.com

  • Josh hellums

    Managing Pastor of Adult Discipleship

    (Vineyard Villages, women & men's ministries, college & seniors)


    Josh Hellums and his wife Deborah have been part of the Clarksville Vineyard since coming to the area in 2008. While the military brought them to the area, their love of the area has kept them here. Josh currently serves as the Managing Pastor for Adult Discipleship which includes overseeing the Vineyard Villages (small group ministry), Men’s and Women’s Ministries, Young Adults Ministry, and the Sports Outreach Ministry. He has been married to his beautiful wife for 15 years and they have 3 awesome children. Josh likes the outdoors, working out, and getting to spend time with his family. He also likes getting emails from complete strangers, so send him a note to the email below =)


    jhellums.cvcf@gmail.com