Affiliated Staff

Ward Williams
Vineyard Family Services, Executive Director

Vineyard Family Services is a compassionate faith-based organization started as a ministry of Inverness Vineyard Church in the Summer of 2006. Vineyard Family Services is reaching out to the families of the Birmingham Metro Area to address the underlying needs that exist in broken and fatherless families by providing programs to strengthen families, support parents and caretakers in strength-based, goal-directed parenting and to empower youth and children to make healthy life decisions. 
email:  |  205-533-7852

JoNell Comegys
Vineyard Prayer Ministry

JoNell has been working with teens, families and couples for 24 years in various settings such as residential facilities and counseling offices. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1995. Her passion is to walk alongside a wounded soul as they journey down the path of healing. She has seen many emotional wounds healed in her own life and the lives of many others.

Alan and Jamie Wood
Vineyard Marriage Counseling

Jamie and Alan Wood have been in marriage ministry for over 12 years. Their first book THIRD CORD SECRET was published in 2009. They are actively involved in leading marriage conferences & retreats nationally. As marriage pastors at the Inverness Vineyard they counsel couples, train marriage mentors & lead life groups focused on the power of God to heal relationships. They have appeared on numerous radio & TV programs including the nationally syndicated Paul Finebaum radio program & American Family Radio’s “Today’s Issues.”
email:   |  205-988-0259 

Amelia Chesnut
Director, inverness vineyard academy

Our daycare is committed to putting Christian values into the students we serve. We do this through a weekly chapel and the curriculum that is used in each of our classrooms. We can serve 
up to 65 students from 6 weeks to 4K. 
email:  |  205-999-4683

Bubba Justice
VUSA National coordinator & 
IVC's founding pastor

Bubba was the pastor of IVC when the church was started in 1994. He holds a B.S. in accounting from UAB, and a Masters of Biblical Studies from Birmingham School of Theology. He and his wife Melany have been married since 1987. Melany is a paralegal and serves on the worship team. They have two daughters: Jessilyn & Katelyn Sally. Jessilyn works for Charisma Media Group near Orlando, Florida. Katelyn Sally is in Houston, Texas teaching in a charter school. As of July 2017, Bubba is the full-time National Coordinator for Vineyard USA. He and Melany still live here in Birmingham and attend IVC.


Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for our worship service.

inverness vineyard academy

Check out our incredible daycare!  We are open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for ages 6 weeks through 4 years.