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About Special Collections & Archives: John Wimber Collection

John Wimber and the Collection

John Wimber (1934-1997) was one of the principal founders of the Vineyard church movement that began in the mid-1970s in southern California. Before his radical conversion to Christ in 1963, he was a rock musician with the Righteous Brothers. His ministry brought new expression to the work of the Holy Spirit as witnessed in the more than 1,500 Vineyard churches that exist today worldwide.

During his illustrious carrier as a gifted Christian leader and conference speaker, Wimber traveled extensively conducting "Power Healing" conferences in the United States and abroad, including New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, and South Africa. He also taught a debated course, "Signs, Wonders and Church Growth" (MC-510) at Fuller Theological Seminary from 1982-1986. 

Donated by the Wimber family, the John Wimber Collection includes journal articles by and about John Wimber, conference materials, course syllabi, Vineyard publications, brochures, newspaper articles, correspondence and memorabilia.