Pastoral Team

Dino & Kris Griffin

Co-Senior Pastors

Dino was ordained in the Vineyard in 1988. Dino and Kris have partnered in ministry and co-pastored various churches since 1990. Kris was ordained in the Vineyard in 2008. Dino and Kris continue to carry the DNA of John Wimber’s heart for the Vineyard movement which was to engage the world with mercy, compassion, and miraculous signs and wonders that authenticate the gospel message of Jesus.
They were called to the Lafayette Vineyard in 2007. Dino is gifted in teaching and has the heart of a Father. His emphasis on the Word of God helps guide our mission. Kris has a passion to see people brought into intimacy with God and be transformed by the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.
They are grateful for each day they get to spend with each other and with their family. They particularly delight to indulge their eight beautiful grandchildren's every wish. Dino likes to study history and Kris loves art and they both are fond of trying new restaurants together.

Bryan Keelin

Associate Pastor

Bryan was called into ministry in 1994 and spent almost 2 decades pastoring in the inner-city.  He spent a couple of years on a rural children’s ranch in northeast Missouri before landing in Lafayette in 2012.  He likes to say that he and his family carried the Vineyard genes before they ever connected to the Vineyard movement, they just didn’t know it.
Bryan’s heart is to see people come to Christ, mature in their walk with God and begin to lead others to Christ through the Word of God and power of Holy Spirit.  Bryan loves to read and to connect with people at a deeper level.  He and his wife Lesley love to worship and have been married for over 27 years, they have five children and four grandchildren so far.  Bryan knows that he’s staying in South Louisiana for the people and the food, but definitely not the weather.

Kevin & Nicole Stewart

Children & Youth Pastors

Kevin and Nicole Stewart joined the Vineyard church movement in 2000 and fell in love with its passionate worship and pursuit of the King. Shortly after, they married and now have 5 children. 
Kevin is an encourager by gifting and has boundless energy. He approaches life with childlike wonder and zeal. He is a gifted teacher and has a huge heart for the lost.  Nicole is a truth-bearer and devoted daughter of the King. She thrives in stillness spent with her Daddy and her intimacy with Him overflows in her worship through dance. She is a gifted listener and has a radar for discernment.
Kevin is a talented artist, architect, and loves all things outdoors. Nicole loves rainy days, mocha coffee, and a good book ... preferably enjoyed all at the same time. 

Amanda Lamson

Worship Pastor

Amanda grew up in the early days of the Vineyard church movement. During these years she was blessed to experience several prolonged and wide spread waves of God’s spirit in revival. She desperately longs to see another Mighty Move of God across the nation.
Manda is a passionate leader of prophetic worship and intercession. She is zealous for both orthodox truth and exploring the mysteries of God. Amanda was ordained in the Vineyard in 2016 and has her degree in Scripture and Theology.  She is working on her Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
Her greatest desire is to see the manifest Presence of God abide in the church and radically transform the lives of all who come to Him.