Florida Region Representative
Hal Hester is currently serving as the Florida-Puerto Rico Regional Rep. He is also the lead pastor of the Vineyard Christian Church, a church he founded in 2011, in Brooksville, FL with his wife Dawn, their family, and some great friends. They have been a part of the Vineyard since 1997, and planted their first Vineyard in 1998 in Muskegon, Michigan. Hal is orginally from El Paso, Texas, but he has lived all over North America from Canada to Mexico. Prior to moving to Florida, Hal was the Discipleship Pastor at The Vineyard Church in Dayton, Ohio, where he also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. Hal has worked as a church planting coordinator for the Vineyard in Michigan, he was a missionary and mission director to northern Mexico, and has been a church planter in Muskegon, Michigan and Manitoba, Canada. He loves hot spicy food and great coffee, either of which he loves to share with others. He also enjoys kayaking, cooking, and of course theology. Sharing any of these activities with him is a great way to get to know him.
Hal & Dawn have five wonderful children and a beautiful daughter-in-law that they are very proud of, most of whom live in Florida.