Ministry Endorsements

 

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Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur,

Vice President of the Republic of Ghana

In September 2012 my wife and I learned that Vinesong was on a visit to Ghana. In my new job I am no longer able to move around the city easily. The only way I could get to enjoy the music was to ask if they could visit with us at home. John, Daniel, Charlene, Rachael and baby Reuben graciously accepted and had a mini concert in our Cantonments home in Accra.

 

We had a few friends over and enjoyed a refreshing evening of uplifting music as Vinesong ministered to us through songs. There was a sweet presence of the Lord that evening.

 

We were blessed because I had a live rendition of some of the favourite songs I have only heard on CD: "Let your living water flow", “Our God reigns", "Peace like a river" and "Holy Spirit move me now".

 

They proclaim the gospel through songs; the lyrics point to that, the music came from their hearts and as the music flowed we were truly blessed. They are a blessing! Vinesong is indeed a Ministry.

 

We had a great time. The best part for me was when the baby, Reuben  joined, in the chorus. He has already staked a claim to full membership when he grows up.

 

Thank you, Vinesong, for a wonderful evening.

 

 

 

Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Pastor E. A. Adeboye,

General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God:

"This is to testify that Vinesong is my favourite gospel and worship team. Their leader, Pastor John Watson is one of my pastors, ordained by me.  He is a good and solid man of God and the team has ministered incredibly well in many churches of the Redeemed Christian Church of God all over the world.

I strongly recommend them to anyone who may need their services. I am sure you will not be disappointed."

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David Hathaway

Minister, Evangelist and Director of Eurovision Mission to Europe

I have known John Watson and Vinesong for over 25 years. It was their ministry in music and worship, which in the years of my ‘Eurovision’ East/West Conferences in Karlsruhe West Germany, from 1988, released the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit. The conferences were the fulfilment of God’s Prophetic Vision which was to see the power of God break the Iron Curtain and see a mighty Holy Ghost revival sweep across Eastern Europe. As the freedom came, Vinesong travelled with me across the former communist countries as we saw real revival overcome the communist spirit.

 

In Bulgaria – still under communism – as Vinesong ministered, we saw thousands kneel under the power of God and receive salvation and the baptism of fire. The result of that first crusade in Jambul saw thousands come to Christ and literally hundreds of churches opened.

 

Almost every revival in history has come with music and preaching – Moody and Sankey in the US, John and Charles Wesley in the UK. There is no question that the ministry of John Watson and Vinesong was mightily used at the beginning of the move of God which is still continuing today in the former communist countries.

 

I believe that their ministry will still be used as that revival is now exploding again in Europe, but there are so many places still untouched where this ministry will bring the breakthrough.

 

 

Pastor John K. Jenkins

Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr

Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Maryland, USA

 I never cease to be amazed at the magnitude and impact of the ministry of Vinesong.  Over the years, they have visited and ministered at our ministry and in the greater Washington, DC area multiple times. The passion for Christ and the love of the people of God is so evident in each member of the Vinesong team. I deeply love each of them and I welcome them always.

 

The late Rev. Wynne Lewis

The late Rev. Wynne Lewis (7th July 1932 – 24th March 2009)

Former Elim General Superintendent

"I am a great admirer of the ministry of Vinesong"

 

 

The late Wynne Lewis was a great man of God and respected in all spheres of Christian ministry in the UK and around the world. He was a very dear friend to Pastor John Watson and his legacy and passion for Jesus was an inspiration.

 

Click here to view the Rev. Wynne Lewis Tribute Page

 

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Lyndon Bowring,

Executive Chairman of Care, UK:

“From when I first knew John Watson thirty years ago I have been deeply impressed at the integrity and spirit-led ministry of Vinesong which has brought much glory to the Lord. This unique worship initiative has made an impact on the lives of thousands of people in many parts of the world through salvation, healing and new hope. I wholeheartedly commend them.” 

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Pastor Tom Inglis,

Senior Pastor at Sydney Life Church and founder of Psalmody International, Sydney, Australia:

"It is a pleasure and privilege to write this endorsement for Vinesong and in particular for my friend John Watson.

I have known John and the ministry of Vinesong for over 25 years and witnessed the significant influence they have had on people’s lives through their music and worship. It’s very seldom that a ministry will last this length of time with such continuing impact. It speaks of their integrity and focused approach to the calling of God, a rare commodity today.

Beyond what Vinesong offer in music and worship, there is much to receive from John’s many years of ministry experience and wisdom. John Watson is both an exceptional man and an anointed minister of God, and I highly recommend him and the Vinesong team in your church. You will not be disappointed."

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Greg Haslam

Rev. Greg Haslam, 

Senior Minister Westminster Chapel, London, UK

"John Watson and Vinesong have ministered effectively and faithfully for many years all over the world. Their integrity and fruitfulness is evident, along with their love for Christ, his people, and his Church everywhere. Their songs are God-centred, creative, gospel-focused, and minister the Holy Spirit's grace powerfully to all kinds of people."

 

Pastor Jan Sjoerd Pasterkamp

Pastor Jan Sjoerd Pasterkamp,

Renowned Pentecostal leader and former Vice Chairman of the Dutch Assemblies of God, The Netherlands

"Pastor John Watson is like one of the worship and music leaders whom King David appointed in the new tabernacle he had built. Through these leaders the spiritual climate of the nation was changed. We still sing their songs from the Psalms.

So have also songs which the Lord gave to Pastor John Watson gone around the world and touched many lives.

I have known VINESONG for about 25 years. We have met many times. I love them, respect them and highly recommend them."

 

 

Pastor Bob Wise

Pastor Robert Wise, Jr.,

Assemblies of God Network Pastor/Superintendent, Southern New England Ministry Network, Massachusetts, USA

"I have had the joy of experiencing the ministry of Vinesong and John Watson as a pastor in Brockton, MA and as the Superintendent of the Southern New England Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. As Paul said of Epaphras in Colossians 4:13, "I vouch for him…". I can vouch for the anointed ministry of John and Vinesong! As R T Kendall, the great pastor of Westminster Cathedral in London said about preaching, "It is not enough to bring His message, we must also bring His PRESENCE!" Vinesong brings the PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT wherever they go! No wonder God has opened up such unique opportunities for their ministry; from the steps of our nation's capital in Washington DC to the halls of the United Nations in New York City. I urge you to open your doors, you will not be disappointed." 

 

 

Rev. Dr. Michael Carr

Rev. Dr. Michael Carr,

Founding senior minister — Harrow International Christian Centre, London, UK

"Vinesong are a Christian singing group I have known for many years, and the significant quality about them is that they are Christ centered in their ministry. They do not perform but involve the congregation in worship with simple songs that can be sung, which sets them apart from modern worship where words and music often do not coincide. I recommend them to any association or church for a blessed time. Once heard they will be repeat booked."

 

 

Pastor Peter Wenz

Pastor Peter Wenz,

Senior Pastor of GOSPEL FORUM, Stuttgart, Germany

 

"I have known John Watson and Vinesong since 1986.

I heard them sing the first time in South Africa.

Their world famous song 'let your living water flow…' was such an inspiration to many…

I have seen them minister in a large meeting of over one million visitors in Nigeria

and also in small gatherings as well as in our church in Stuttgart.

Their focus is to magnify Jesus and his redemptive work on the cross.

 

Vinesong is a music ministry of high integrity and love."

 

 

Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure

Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure,

National Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and Vision Pioneer of the Throneroom Trust Ministry, Nigeria

"Pastor John Watson is one of the most spiritually sensitive and spiritually broken and compassionate Christian ministers that I have ever met and ministered with. Having ministered with him both in the United States of America and in Nigeria I have had the privilege of hosting Vinesong in our international conferences. The Rev Watson has a very strong prophetic unction and a very strong gift of the discernment of spirits that suddenly comes to the fore during worship. And they are always precise and perfect. It is not uncommon most times to see tears flowing from his eyes when the spirit takes over his whole being. His integrity and purity of purpose to me is his greatest strength."

 

 

Rev. Phil Stokes

Rev. Phil Stokes,

Senior Pastor at the Well Community Church, Director of The Wells Trust and Chair of Southwark For Jesus (a relational grouping of over seventy churches)

 

Vinesong, under the capable leadership of John Watson, has served the church in many nations for many years and carries the presence of God wherever they go. They have the well earned respect of many senior church leaders, having proved consistently willing to serve in many contexts and venues, both great and small. They are a valiant team of prophetic musicians with a servant heart and a warrior anointing.

 

 

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Dr Hugh Osgood

President of Churches in Communities International; Chair, National Day of Prayer and Worship, Co-Chair, UK Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders' Conference and Senior Minister of Cornerstone Christian Centre, Bromley, UK. 

 

There are few ministries that bring together Word and worship in a way that has an evangelistic impact as well as the ability to build up church members.  Pastor John Watson and Vinesong stand out in this regard and do so with a level of professionalism that is hard to equal.  Their appeal has taken them worldwide and we are blessed to have their ongoing ministry here in Britain.