Bubba Justice (wife Melany)
Senior Pastor

Bubba has been the pastor since the church was started in 1994. He had been a part of VCF Birmingham since 1983, when it was still Hillcrest Baptist Church. He served VCF Birmingham as youth pastor, children’s pastor, small group coordinator, and assistant pastor. He attended Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham and Birmingham School of the Bible. He holds a BS in accounting from UAB, and a Masters of Biblical Studies from Birmingham School of Theology. He and 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. 
At the end of 2016, Bubba accepted the position of National Coordinator for Vineyard USA. He is now half-time at both jobs but will become full-time with VUSA as of July 1, 2017. A pastoral search team it in the process of helping to select the next senior pastor. 

Steve Cole (wife Stacy)
Executive & Worship Pastor

Steve graduated from Samford University with a music education degree. He has been working on staff at churches since 1982. He has been at IVC since it began in 1994. Steve is both Worship and Executive Pastor. His wife Stacy manages a cosmetic studio in the Riverchase Promenade. She also helps lead with Steve on the worship team. They have been married since 2001. Steve and Stacy have two elementary age daughters, Halle Kate and Anna Claire (she was adopted from China in 2009.)  

Jason Daggett (Wife Sheri)
Children's  Pastor

As of August 2015, we welcomed Jason and Sheri Daggett as our Children's Pastors. They have significant experience in every area of responsibility of Children's ministry and began combining those skills at first in a "job share" format. They are both certified teachers with degrees from Samford University. As of July 2016, Jason has become the primary Children's Pastor (with help from his wife) and is also coordinating our grounds maintenance. He and Sheri have 3 elementary age sons and an older youth daughter living at home plus an older son living in Birmingham. They also have a younger boy and baby girl who they are fostering at this time.

Jason Richardson (wife Stephanie)
Youth & CONNECTING Pastor

Jason joined the staff as the youth pastor in September 2009 after spending 2 years on staff at the Anaheim Vineyard. He has been in ministry since 1999, serving in many churches, youth camps and campus organizations. He has served as worship leader, small group leader, audio-visual coordinator, 4th and 5th grade Sunday school coordinator and facilities coordinator. As of 2016, he has also taken on the role as Connecting Pastor and oversees small groups. Jason’s wife Stephanie also serves with the youth & works at a local hair salon. They have been married since 2004. They have two children, Jeremiah & Nicola.
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J Downes

J relocated to Birmingham from Pasadena, CA in 2010. J began his involvement with IVC with the Apprentice Program and then joined the staff as Ministry Assistant. He is in the front office and deals with the church finances. He works closely with the Senior Pastor and the other staff. He has two children, Kayleigh and Jordan. 


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