February 9, 1998

Chris Wimber,
General Manager of Vineyard Music Group, Passes Away

Anaheim, CA - Chris Wimber, General Manager of Vineyard Music Group, died Friday evening February 6, 1998 at 5 p.m., from complications of melanoma cancer. He died peacefully at home in the presence of his family. He was 40 years old and is survived by his wife, Debbie, his son Sean, and daughter, Devan.

Chris was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California. After working for VMG in several positions including producer, he took over as general manager in 1994.

Under his leadership, Vineyard Music tripled in size and greatly expanded its sales and distribution systems around the world. He also implemented the growth of Vineyard Music's Conference Department, which now sponsors over 30 conferences each year. His successor will be announced at a more appropriate time.

He was a member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim, a church that is part of the movement founded by his father John Wimber, who passed away last November.

Memorial Services will be held Friday 13th February 1998 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim. All cards and gifts should be sent to Vineyard Music Group.