The Vineyard Church of Wellsboro Staff & Leaders

  • Bob Morris

    Bob Morris

    Lead Pastor: Bob Morris Feeling that this was where God was calling them to be, Bob, Debbie and their two children, Kristen and Rob, moved to Wellsboro in 1986. Bob had been recruited as the CEO of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. In 1989, he helped engineer the creation of the Laurel Health System and served as its first CEO. In 1994, he was the victim of a near fatal motorcycle accident. Because of complications from his injuries, Bob resigned from his position at LHS in 1996. On Sept 9, 2001, a small group began to meet at the Morris’s home to worship and pray for God’s direction. To their surprise, within 6 months the group had doubled in size. Within a year they began to seriously wonder if God would have them start a new ministry in Wellsboro. In July 2002, after numerous meetings and encouragement from Vineyard Church leaders, and after much prayer and fasting, Bob and Debbie felt called to “plant” a Vineyard church in the Wellsboro area. This began a two-year educational process for Bob through the Vineyard Leadership Institute. In June of 2004, following completion of his training, Bob was approved to be a Pastor through the Association of Vineyard Churches, and their home church was released to be a Vineyard Church. The church was legally incorporated in November of 2004 as the Vineyard Church of Wellsboro. Bob grew up in Vestal, N.Y. He has a B.A. in Business from SUNY at Binghamton, and an M.B.A. with a certification in Health Administration from Cornell University. Bob serves the Board of the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health and is a member of the Wellsboro Ministerium. He enjoys playing guitar and bass on the church worship team. He confesses to being a N.Y. Knicks and N.Y. Yankees fan. We have decided as a church body not to hold this against him. Pastor Morris is deeply loved by the Vineyard Church of Wellsboro family. We thank God for Bob and Debbie Morris everyday.