Probably the most important thing we want you to know is that we are part of a family of neighborhood churches called the Mile High Vineyard.
The Arvada Vineyard Story
In September 2001, Jay and Danielle Pathak moved to Arvada, Colorado from Columbus, Ohio with a team of 14 others to start a community of people that would seek and follow Jesus together. They came from the Columbus Vineyard, where Jay was on staff with its young-adult congregation, Joshua House. Having seen Joshua House grow from a small group of 10 people into a congregation of nearly 1,000 young adults, Jay and Danielle knew there was potential for similar growth in Arvada as people fell more and more in love with Jesus.
We started with only three small groups in the fall of 2001 and held our first Sunday service on Easter in 2002. We met for monthly services through Christmas Eve, 2002 and then began weekly services each Sunday evening in Olde Town Arvada. Morning services began in the fall of 2004.
In late 2009, we changed our name from the Vineyard Community Church to the Mile High Vineyard after we became convinced that God had called us to plant local Vineyard churches in neighborhoods all across the city. Our commitment to neighborhood churches is simple: we believe people ought to be able to attend, and to invite their neighbors to a church that's located in the neighborhood where they live, shop, work and play. Though each church has it's own local church pastor, we also believe we are better together; therefore, we've our local church pastors are connected through relationship with one another, through shared resources, and a shared heart for the city. Presently, the Mile High Vineyard family of neighborhood churches is made up of four churches: East Denver Vineyard, Lakewood Vineyard, Westminster Vineyard, and us the Arvada Vineyard. In 2017 we started a non-profit called Neighborhood City Collective to help connect and plant churches across denominations all over our city. NCC Denver currently serves 6 churches across the city.
In 2016 pastor Corey Garris took the lead role in Arvada as the neighborhood church pastor. He currently leads with and alongside Jay & Danielle Pathak as the founding pastors.