For immediate release November 17, 1997
Contact Todd Hunter 714.777.1433
John Wimber,
Founder of Vineyard Movement,
Passes Away

Anaheim, CA. —Todd Hunter, Acting National Director of the Association of Vineyard Churches (USA) announced that John Wimber, founder and International Director of the Association of Vineyard Churches, suffered a massive brain hemorrhage the evening of November 16 and passed away peacefully at 8:00 a.m. (PST) the following morning in the presence of his family. He was sixty-three years old.

International conference speaker, inspiring worship song-writer, best-selling author and spiritual leader to the 450 Vineyard congregations in the United States and to the 250 Vineyard congregations abroad, John Wimber was the senior pastor of the Anaheim Vineyard Christian Fellowship for seventeen years (1977 to 1994). He was also known as a pivotal voice in the arenas of spiritual formation and renewal.

Memorial services will be held Friday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim.

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