Vineyard Ministries of Central Mexico, founded by Fred Collom, has been working in Central Mexico since 1978. It began with church plants in the State of Zacatecas. Eventually, in 1995, a missionary team from Fresnillo, led by Fred, moved to Mazatlan and began to build an outreach program here. Over the years it has grown to house our headquarters, 18 Community Centers of Hope, child sponsorship and scholarship programs and much more. The mission in Mazatlan feeds approximately 75,000 meals a year and reaches at least 2,200 adults and children each week. Many of the children we serve come from dysfunctional families, single parent homes, or extreme poverty. While we provide support to all family members, we focus on children between the ages 4 to 14, where we have the greatest likelihood of helping the child achieve a better life for themselves and their future children.
Our mission is to reach out to the poor and marginalized peoples of Central Mexico and share the message of God's love for them. It is not enough just offer prayers while ignoring a persons tangible needs. That is why each of our programs focuses on “feeding” the whole of each person. We feed their Body, their Mind, and their Spirit.
Our vision to plant and build up thriving churches in all the Colonias in each of the cities in which we operate. These church plants, which we call Community Centers of Hope, are a bright beacon of hope in these communities.