History of La Vina Saint Paul

La Vina Saint Paul started meeting at Cristy’s Bridal bible study

The church started as a Bible study at Cristy Mares’ bridal shop in 2016 from La Vina de Burnsville. The plan was to form a nucleus of people from the Saint Paul area that carried the vision to start a new church in Saint Paul. The Bello’s from Mundelein, Illinois agreed to visit Saint Paul twice a month to nurture and lead this effort. This outreach ministry necame a church.

As part of this church planting plan we also wanted to start a compassion’s outreach to the Saint Paul area through a local food shelf. The Fruit of the Vine Saint Paul food shelf started serving on October of 2017 at the First Covenant Church building location. Pastors Ulises and Reyna Bello became the site manager’s and leaders of the outreach.

First we started serving our neighbors

The church started public gatherings a month later at the First Covenant Church building in November of 2017. The vision of the church was to become a multi-cultural community serving God and his people to build the Kingdom of God.

By December of 2019, the Saint Paul church became an independent Vineyard Association member (#3777).