Before Jesus’ departure he explained to his Disciples that in his absence they would not be alone because the Father would “give them another counselor to be with them forever”, the same Holy Spirit that he himself listened to and followed his entire life. Jesus spent his mission years among us only doing and saying what that Spirit showed him and said to him. That same spirit birthed and grew this church.
No one does it as good as the Holy Spirit and there is never a time in our life or ministry that we don’t need his strength, guidance and help. My intent is to testify to his work in birthing and ongoing life here at the Beaches Vineyard.
Lee Brookins is the retired founding pastor of both the Jacksonville Vineyard and Beaches Vineyard. During his 30 plus years with the Association of Vineyard Churches he served on the Vineyard USA Counsel as a District Overseer of the Vineyard Churches in the state of Florida.
At the present, though retired, he is actively coaching the pastor of a new church plant in South Carolina. He lives on Lake Murray with his wife, Pat, of 46 years enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, fishing. He’s also the proud father of three and grandfather of six.