You are welcome here, just as you are; jeans, shorts, or business casual! Don’t be surprised if you see our Pastor in a Hawaiian shirt and sandals. He might be the guy grabbing a cup of our free coffee right next to you, or a snack from our kitchen on his way into the Worship Center. The music will be contemporary and engaging and the message will be relevant and biblically based.
Ben Koch, our Lead Pastor, and his wife Sarah answered God’s call to move to Texas in 2014. Our Founding Pastor, Jeff Newman planted the Austin Vineyard in 1986 and knew, when he met Ben and Sarah, why God called the Koch family to ATX. At the end of the summer in 2016 Jeff, after 30 years of selfless service, gracefully transitioned the leadership to Ben. Our church family is certainly blessed that Jeff is still around; he even refers to himself as Grandpa Pastor.
Ben now leads our staff and pastors which consist of an eclectic bunch, from a Schoolteacher, to a Relational Coach, from a Mechanical Engineer to a Career Minister. Men and women, they all share an incredible love and care for anyone who needs it.
Our Young Adults
These folks are INCREDIBLE! They are passionate and involved. They are diverse and love God. All this, and they know how to have fun too.
What can we say…they rock! They are gearing up to take over the church…and the world. It isn’t strange to see them praying for the “old people” or giving a testimony about what God has done in their lives. They meet every Wednesday night for a time dedicated for them.
Austin Vineyard’s kids are incredibly important to us. From six months old all the way to kids in the 4th and 5th grade, we are partnering with parents to prepare our kids to make an eternal impact. All of our great teachers have passed a background check and are devoted to creating an interactive, high-energy, safe, hands-on learning experience for these future world changers.