In 2012, Mercy Vineyard was birthed with Michael Nelson as lead pastor. Michael joined the Vineyard Movement in 1994 in Columbus, Ohio. He and his family (wife Diana and 4 children) moved to Raleigh in 1996 where he was the lead pastor of the Raleigh Vineyard for 15 years.

At Mercy Vineyard we want to know and serve Jesus Christ.  He is at the center of our life as a Church.  We are a diverse and multi-generational community that values caring for those in need and empowering everyone for service according to their gifting and passion.

We desire to be a place where everyone is welcomed and accepted regardless of where you are in your journey with Jesus. For that reason, our mission here at Mercy Vineyard is to become uncommonly kind and merciful, especially to those who feel least deserving.