Today, it was our privilege to welcome John Hix, Area Pastor for our Region in the Vineyard.
John brought a message today on Perspectives in Worship: King, Father, God.
Please listen here.
Here is a little more about John:
I was born in So. California (1964 – the leading edge of Gen X), where my church experience began in the Episcopal church, I stayed there through my jr. high years, until I ended up at an active Presbyterian church with a dynamic youth group. In college (University of California, Santa Barbara) I was exposed to Calvary Chapel, and then the Vineyard. Jack Little was the pastor of the first Vineyard I attended in 1984. I will never forget my first Sunday in that church, where the worship was intimate and expressive, and the people were obviously connecting with God in a deeper way than I was used to. I didn’t participate as much as I observed that day, but my heart responded to what was going on, and I’ve been in the Vineyard ever since. It is my tribe.
I have participated in 4 Vineyard church plants, being on the original planting team in 3 of them. I have a great appreciation of the hard work of breaking new ground to raise up a church. I have lived the challenges of being bi-vocational, having to support my family in various “tent making” positions while my heart longed to be at the church. I have served as a worship leader, a worship pastor, an associate pastor, and am currently serving on staff at the Vineyard of Overland Park as the Worship Arts Pastor, with my 7 year anniversary coming up in November.