Robert Gibson – Senior Pastor
Robert was born in Southern California and raised by a single mother with his older sister. When he first met his beautiful wife, Krista, he knew she was the one for him; however, it took Krista a few years to catch up. Robert & Krista were married in June of 1998. Their marriage has been a series of moves and adventures; they have lived in California, Florida and Arizona, as well as the Czech Republic. They are now grateful to call Flagstaff home. Robert prays that this is the last stop God has for them!
When Robert gave his life to Jesus, he was far- and trying to get even further- from the Lord. When he had a radical encounter with Jesus at Vineyard Church North Phoenix, he knew his life would never be the same. One reason being that he heard Jesus calling him into ministry that very night.
Robert has a deep desire to see families and marriages restored. His wish is that Vineyard Flagstaff would be a place where everyone feels welcome, included, and that through this a group of believers would form who can go out and bless the city.
Krista Gibson – Pastor
Krista grew up in Southern California the oldest of 8 kids. At the ripe old age of 18, she met Robert who would become the love of her life in a few short years. But first, Krista had a heart for adventure (and partying) and left California to live in Washington, followed by a stint on a cruise ship in Alaska. Having grown up Catholic, God was not someone Krista had a personal relationship with, but rather thought of Him as a condemning God who needed a list of “good works” from Krista to get in to Heaven. She came back from Alaska, called up her old pal Robert, and the rest is history! They were married in 1998, and had their first daughter- Alona- later that same year. Many moves and adventures later, Robert and Krista found themselves in Florida and had Sophia, their second of three daughters. Another move and another daughter brought them to Arizona where they had Maya Bella.
In November 2010, during her student teaching, Krista had a radicle encounter with Jesus- ironically, in a classroom! Robert, Krista and their three daughters came to know the Lord; this time, it was personal. Since that fateful November in 2010, the Gibson family has been running passionately towards the Lord. God placed on Robert and Krista’s heart to be church planters. In June 2016, Krista packed up her classroom in Glendale and off they went as a family to Flagstaff. Krista now teaches in Flagstaff and helps Robert get the church plant up and running!
Nicole McReynolds – Worship Pastor
Nicole McReynolds grew up in Phoenix and recently moved to Flagstaff with her husband Brice and their two cats; she has recently adopted a puppy as well. She is a special education teacher and loves it. She feels blessed to be the Vineyard Flagstaff worship pastor. She got her start with worship at a young age at Vineyard Church of North Phoenix and has been able to learn a lot from that amazing team. Now she is excited to worship with you at Vineyard Flagstaff.
Brice McReynolds – Student Ministries Pastor
Brice grew up just south of Kansas City, KS, in a town called Gardner. When he was in 6th grade a friend invited him to youth group and from there God began to lead him into a life way wilder, crazier and better than he could have ever imagined.
About two years ago, he and his wife began to feel a calling to bring the thriving student ministry they both devoted their lives to somewhere outside of the Phoenix area, but they weren’t sure where. Through tons of prayer, wise counsel and a reckless faith in God’s promises, they realized the Gibson’s vision for Flagstaff was where they were supposed to be.
Brice has been working with students for nearly a decade in one way or another through children’s and youth ministries. Most recently he was the Youth Administrative Coordinator at Vineyard Church North Phoenix.
On a more personal note Brice and Nicole have been married since November 2014 and have two cats (Olive and Hope) and a dog (Mac). He is a graduate of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and is absolutely in love with anything with wheels and motors. He enjoys bluegrass and blues music and considers himself a connoisseur of Bar-B-Q.
Being able to invest in students’ lives the way his leaders and mentors invested in his is something deeply rooted in his heart.