Vineyard Grace Fellowship
4905 Jacksontown Rd, Heath, OH 43056
great place to learn about the Bible and experience great worship. Lots of freedom to come and experience the church without the pressure o sign-up for anything! There is NO membership list. All church's have issues cause, they are full of people - sorry, it's true. Give it a shot, we aren't for everyone but, if you are curious about life, history, the Bible, fun worship and Jesus - you might enjoy it.
Vineyard Grace Fellowship pastor, John Schouten is a gifted teacher, and is pretty humble, and has grown the largest church in Licking County history, but hires and fires as he pleases, and has hired, fired, and rehired his son in law, Chris Lawson, the worship leader, who has a lot of power. John’s wife Marilyn also has way too much power. What John (and Marilyn) hear from God trumps all other opinions. John’s board is handpicked, and he has the power to force a resignation from any of them he chooses. John is not interested in a person’s vision, but only if you are getting on board with his. He closed all Bible study groups that didn't conform to his latest whim. John preached that if a member attended a Bible study not sanctioned by his church, they should quit coming, and regularly announces that if you don't like the vision of the church which is youth oriented (his vision), that you should not attend.