Lead Pastor & Elder
Lead Pastor & 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 back in 19?? when it was a brand 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.
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.
Managing Pastor of Children Discipleship
(Sunday School, AWANA, Martial Arts, Youth & Nursery)
Managing Pastor of Compassion Ministries
(Benevolence, sick & infirm, hospitality & healing ministry)
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.
Facilities Overseer & Elder
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.
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 me a note to the email below =)