The history of The Vine began with the vision to reach the people of Braselton with the love of Jesus Christ. In 2001 David Walters, a 24-year-old youth pastor, discovered the Chateau Elan area of Braselton for the first time in his life. His in-laws moved into the community. At the time of their move, a gas station, a hotel, and the winery and resort area were the only visible structures of this area.
Yet, God began to speak to David’s heart about the need for a church presence in that area. While starting a church in that area was not a reality at the time for David, he contacted the appropriate leadership of the United Methodist North Georgia Conference. He told them that someone needed to start a church in that area. Those leaders began researching the area and made plans to start a church in the Chateau Élan community. In the meantime, David continued his work as a youth pastor and then an associated pastor at Snellville United Methodist Church. During that time he often made trips to visit his in-laws and each time he returned to the Chateau Elan area, the desire to start a church continued to grow within David’s heart.
In June of 2006, The North Georgia Conference to start a new church called The Vine Church near Chateau Elan. David and a household of people committed to the vision of this new church started a weekly Bible study at two host homes in Suwanee as they prepared for the launch of weekly worship services. The Vine Church hosted 3 preview opportunities prior to their Easter launch on April 8, 2007.
Since launching, The Vine Church has grown to over 750+ in weekly worship attendance, and has seen hundreds profess faith in Jesus Christ along with getting baptized. On August 9, 2015, The Vine Church launched a second campus in Flowery Branch, GA.