Brian and Thora are the founding and Senior Pastors of Vineyard Church North Phoenix located in Phoenix, AZ. Brian and Thora planted VC as a home Bible study with only a few people in September 1985 and have pastored the church ever since.
Brian and Thora have a desire to build a healthy, multi-racial, multi-generational church that is a fully orbed expression of the Kingdom of God on earth! They both especially love to train & equip other pastors & leaders so that they can become all that God has created them to be and do. God has used both Brian and Thora to impart a greater hunger for the Bible, worship, holiness, & renewal to people throughout the world. Over the years, Brian has served Vineyard USA, an association of about 500 churches around the U.S., as a board member, regional leader, regional coach, and Vice President.
Brian has a B.S. in Mathematics from Grand Canyon University, and an M.A. in Mathematics from Arizona State University. Thora has a B.A. in English from Grand Canyon University. Brian and Thora have two children, Zoe and Luke, who are both teenagers.
Marty’s early pursuit of Jesus started at the age of 14 when his heart was gripped by the mercy and faithfulness of God and the gift of His Son. Marty has served in ministry since 1994 where he has pastored in many capacities (youth, community outreach, worship and arts as well as the young adult ministry). In 2008, Marty and his wife Shelia moved to Surprise, AZ to start Reveal: A Vineyard Community Church & in 2022, Marty came back on staff at VC to serve as Executive Pastor. Marty has been married to Sheila for 24 fabulous years and they have three incredible children; Tatum, Josiah and Justis.