Real Life Happens Every Day.
Don't Face It ALONE.
115 North High Street,
Downtown Winchester TN
Ryan and Becky Forkel were both born in Florida and met at Southeastern University in 1993, while studying Music. They were married in 1996 and have worked together for over 20 years, serving as worship, youth, children’s, and associate pastors. They have three teenage daughters, Kate, Allie, and Lindsey, who have always served right alongside them.
They believe that God has placed a desire in their heart to lead people in Winchester from where they are to where God wants them to be – in relationship with Him.
Frequently asked questions
We are located at 115 North High Street in Winchester, Tennessee.
Vision Church is an Assemblies of God Fellowship. We believe that God exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that the Bible is our final authority. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us, to work through believers in sharing Christ with others, the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and interpretation as well as healing, discernment, and other gifts listed in the New Testament.
Our Sunday morning service officially starts at 10:30am, with coffee and fellowship time starting at 10am. We try to keep services between 75 and 90 minutes long.
No one is required to give. The Bible instructs believers to give a tithe, or 10%, to your local church, for the support of the ministries and operation of the church. We will also, from time to time, give offerings to missionaries and special guests and projects.
Everyone has a different story and a different background. We would love to meet you wherever you are on your spiritual journey. The best thing we can offer you is a clear, real picture of who Jesus is and why we follow Him. In Psalm 103, it says that God has removed our sin as far as the east is from the west. Jesus is not concerned about your past, but your future. Anyone who is ready to grow spiritually is welcomed. We will patiently lead you from where you are to where God wants you to be.
We love to meet new people. We will never embarrass you or single anyone out. Feel free to participate the way that best fits you. We love to sing out loud and raise our hands. Some people may dance.
We LOVE kids at Vision Church!! Children are always welcome at all services. We have a special area for them to play and hang out, or they are welcome to sit with parents.
The Vision Church Growth Track is made up of four steps that equip you to 1) connect to the church, 2) discover the strengths of your purposeful design, 3) develop your personal leadership, and 4) use your God-given gifts to make a difference in the lives of others.
In 1 Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul gives a list of 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit, including words of knowledge, wisdom, and prophecy, as well as gifts of tongues and interpretation and gifts of healing and miracles. This is seperate from the baptism of the Holy Spirit as mentioned in Acts chapter 2.
Baptism in the Bible is an outward showing of your faith in Jesus Christ. When a person chooses to follow Christ, baptism is a way to announce to the world and show friends and family your commitment to being a Christian. The submerging underwater symbolizes the “death” to the old way of living. The raising up from the water symbolizes the new “life” in Christ and showing the world the transformation that has taken place. It’s a beautiful event to be shared with others.