Vineyard Aurora Leadership
Vineyard Aurora is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Mark and Christy Torres
Mark’s journey to becoming the head pastor was 20 years in the making. After being called to join the U.S. Army after 9/11, and seeing God miraculously set the foundation from the start. God had been calling Mark and Christy to ministry. They just didn’t know which. Christy was a YWAM Nashville missionary and as a young man Mark had been on several missionary trips with his church out of Chesapeake, VA. So they both thought missionary life was part of their future. In 2011, Mark retired out of military service, and the corporate world came calling. Spending nine years and several promotions in the corporate world brought their family to the Chicagoland area. It was here in Chicago that God saw the culmination of this journey and the start of new one. God started calling and Mark said yes. First becoming the children’s ministry director, then becoming the new senior pastor.
Mark and Christy have been Christians for most of their lives.. They have two beautiful children, Josh and Abby.
Brian and Jeana Matichak
Healing Center Directors
Robby and Angie Dawkins
Robby and Angie planted the Vineyard Aurora church in the downtown area of Aurora, Illinois (Chicago area) in 1996. 70% of their church came to Christ at their church and 60% of that through Power encounters (Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance or ministry of God’s manifest presence). The mayor of Aurora along with its chief of police bestowed upon Robby and the Church an acknowledgment that he and the church made a significant difference in Aurora’s crime rate reduction.
Today, Robby and Angie run the RobbyDawkinsMinistires out of the Dallas, Texas area with a vision to see the books of Acts still functioning in the worldwide body of Christy today.