In the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s’, the Vineyard denomination/movement was extremely popular and got international attention . . . regularly.
John Wimber was a powerful leader. And as with all influencers whom God uses, Wimber was venerated and vilified (by fellow Christians, mind you!).
During the 90s, the Vineyard had some of the most anointed musicians in the world. The worship music they produced was peerless.
However, when Wimber passed on, Carl Tuttle and Todd Hunter became key figures in the movement.
Today, Hunter is an Anglican priest and I don’t know if Tuttle is even in ministry anymore.
Mike Bickle (who used to be part of the Vineyard) left the movement many years ago. The same with John Arnott, Paul Cain, Bob Jones, James Ryle, and many others.
Over the last decade, I’ve not heard a peep about the Vineyard. It seems they’ve vanished from the radar of the Christian world.
I’m aware that Vineyard churches still exist . . . but it seems they don’t have anywhere the influence and popularity they once did. And I’m not sure if they ever got up to 2,000 churches – a goal they set in the 90s.
Question: what happened to the Vineyard and why?