Ray Longwood, Lead Pastor

Rayford Longwood was born in Yonkers, New York and moved to Newark, Delaware when he was 8 years old.

He graduated from the University of Delaware and married his wife Julie in 2004. He and Julie met in the church where both of their families attended when they were 13 years old. Both Ray and Julie were heavily involved in ministry. They have four gorgeous kids Julian, Rayanna, Elysia, and Sebastian.

Ray has always been passionate about seeing young people come to Christ and received his calling to full time ministry in 2011. He assumed the position of Student Ministry Pastor in January of 2012.

Ray became lead pastor of the Vineyard Church on October 1, 2015.


Mike Mazzotta, Assistant Pastor

Mike grew up in Long Island, and began attending The Vineyard Church in 2001. Mike graduated from Molloy College with a degree in English/Special Education and went on to earn his Theology Degree in Biblical Leadership from Vineyard Institute.

He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Meredith and their beloved Olde English Bulldogge “Benny”.

Mike joined our staff in 2011; his passion is sharing Jesus with people who don’t know Him yet, and then helping those people to share Jesus with others as well.