Providence Vineyard is a Elder led church. The pastor and board of elders are responsible for the Spiritual leadership of the church. The pastor and the board of deacons are responsible for the physical and tangible needs of the congregation and church building. 

 Frank Batham 

Lead Pastor

Pastor Frank has been the lead pastor of Providence since June of 2018. His family has attended Providence since August of 2012. He and his wife Alita have 3 children, Eva, Amos & Clara, and guardianship of their niece, Rebekah. Although this is the first church they have led, Frank and Alita bring years of lay-ministry experience with them to the table. Frank earned his Bachelors of History & Political Science from LeTourneau University in 2010. Frank and Alita are passionate about seeing people live fully for Christ, embracing the Kingdom of God and seeing people's lives changed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Elijah Brown

Worship Leader & Coordinator

Elijah has been a member of the Providence worship team since he was a teenager, starting out as a drummer. He became a worship leader in 2017 and worship coordinator in 2018. Elijah is an extremely talented musician who can play multiple instruments and is always striving to learn new things. When Elijah isn't making music, he is slinging a paint brush in his "day job," where he works as a professional painter. Elijah's love for Jesus combined with his musical talent makes him a valuable worship leader and a huge asset to our leadership team at Providence!  

Lester Yoder


In 1995, Lester, along with his wife Joy, became the second pastor of Providence Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Previously a pharmacist, ministry was Lester's second career. He has been a lifelong student of the Bible and Christianity and immensely enjoyed his years pastoring Providence. In 2016, Les experienced health problems that led to his earlier than expected retirement. Les recruited and trained Frank to take his place and stepped back from leadership for 6 months to give Frank time and space to become the Lead Pastor in 2018. When he returned from his sabbatical, Frank asked him to remain on as an elder of the church and mentor to Frank. Eventually, Les will get to fully retire, but for now we appreciate his continued experience and wisdom as he faithfully serves the congregation. 

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Physical Address

35787 Richardson Gap Rd Scio, OR 97374

Mailing  Address

P.O.Box 622

Lebanon, OR 97355

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