Lead Pastor:

Pastor Matt & Liz Splittgerber
Pastor Matthew Splittgerber was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey but grew up in the Amsterdam, New York area.  Originally raised Roman Catholic, Pastor Matt always had a deep hunger for God and became a Christian at 12 years old after reading Hal Lindsey’s book Late Great Planet Earth.  Soon after, through a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Matt’s family members became Christians and began attending the local Assembly of God church.
 
It was there that Pastor Matt perceived God’s calling on his life to pastoral ministry, and after working a year to save money, attended Zion Bible College (then located in Barrington, Rhode Island) to prepare for ministry.  After graduating with a BA in Bible in 1997, Pastor Matt returned to upstate New York and in July, 1998 was elected pastor of Kingsboro Assembly of God in the city of Gloversville, New York.  During his lengthy tenure there, Pastor Matt met and married Elizabeth Marcy in October, 2000 and together they have been blessed with three incredible children; Sean, Nathan, and Madelyn.
Elizabeth (Marcy) Splittgerber was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and grew up in the communities just north of Boston’s north shore.  Growing up in a Christian home, Liz always had a great sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and became a Christian at an early age.  As a teenager, Liz’s family moved to Gloversville, New York and later (as a young woman) met Pastor Matt when she attended a church service on her birthday.  Eight months later, Liz and Pastor Matt were married on October 7, 2000 and spent part of their honeymoon on the island of Martha’s Vineyard!
 
As God would have it, after many years in upstate New York, Pastor Matt and Liz sensed God’s call to Southern New England and later discovered that God was calling them to serve Him by leading Vineyard Assembly of God here on Martha’s Vineyard.  Pastor Matt was subsequently elected pastor of Vineyard Assembly of God in November, 2016.  In August 2018, Pastor Matt earned a MA in Ministerial Leadership through Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida.

 Youth/Children’s Pastor:

Pastor Jeff Clark
Pastor Jeff Clark grew up in an Assemblies of God church in Connecticut, but did not know what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ until he was eleven.  While at an Easter service at his home church, Pastor Jeff decided to put his faith in Jesus Christ and has never looked back.
 
A few months later, Pastor Jeff sensed God’s calling to devote his life to pastoral ministry, specifically to Youth Ministry.  Unfortunately, just a year later, Pastor Jeff experienced the breakup of his family through a divorce, but learned through that tragedy that the grace of Jesus Christ was sufficient for his every need.
 
As time went on, Pastor Jeff spent his high school years at a trade school while the thought of future ministry and the call of God faded.  However, during his junior year, Pastor Jeff began to pray about what he should do and at that time Pastor Jeff received confirmation of God’s call to ministry through a prophetic word given to him at a conference.
After that event, Pastor Jeff began to seriously think and pray about preparing for pastoral ministry, and was directed to Northpoint Bible College (formerly, Zion Bible College) in Haverhill, Massachusetts.  Upon graduating from trade school, Pastor Jeff attended Northpoint Bible College and subsequently graduated in May 2021 with a BA in Bible.  Two weeks before graduation, Pastor Jeff interviewed for and was hired by Vineyard Assembly of God as its first Youth/Children’s Pastor and has relocated to the island of Martha’s Vineyard to begin his pastoral ministry.