Get to know the Cape Vineyard staff, learn what we
believe, and check out Vineyard USA's values
Jamie and Kim Stilson
Jamie and Kim have been in the ministry for 40 years. They spent their first 17 years in ministry leading a church on Sanibel Island, but planted the Cape Vineyard out of that church in the mid 1990′s and have been the Lead Pastors ever since.
Jamie and Kimberly have three daughters and 12 grandchildren. When they’re not setting the course for the Cape Vineyard, you’ll probably find them in North Georgia sitting by a waterfall.
Jamie has also written a book titled The Power of Ugly. You can learn more about it here.
Children's Ministry Director
Dinner Church Coordinator
Student Ministry Assistant
Values and Beliefs
We ring the bell. Almost every week at our weekend services, we have an opportunity for people to stand and confess Jesus as their Lord for the first time. Because of this focus on people who are not yet Christians, we are passionate about doing everything we can to create a welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of where they’re at in their faith journey.
We celebrate diversity—ethnically, generationally, and between women and men. We love being a big family of many languages, cultures, and generations that God delights in.
We are an “ugly” church. By ugly we mean human, flawed, and imperfect. At the Vineyard we say, “No perfect people allowed.” We intentionally create a non-religious environment in order to invite people in to experience the beautiful truth that God loves messed up people, just like us.
We like to have fun. We believe that where there is joy, Jesus is near. As we learn not to take ourselves too seriously and to celebrate all that God is and does, we laugh a lot!
We are a people of His presence and we welcome the interaction of God in our lives and in our services. We don't want to just go through the religious motions; we want to experience the living God in all we do.