For thirteen years Bishop A.B. Vines, Sr. has served as Senior Pastor of New Seasons Church, on multiple campuses through out San Diego, CA.
Under Bishop Vines’ visionary leadership, New Seasons Church has become one of the most unique congregations in the San Diego area, developing from a small African American church of 67 members to a congregation of over 1,800 members spanning over 7 different campuses, one congregation serving in Arabic and another congregation serving in Spanish. (1) Sacramento CA.,
Indio CA., (3) in El Cajon Ca., (1) Spring Valley, CA., (1) Albany Georgia.
From 2012-2014 Dr. Vines served as president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Association.
Member of the advisory board for Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Board advisor member for Southeastern Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching
Advisory council member for Convention Advisory Advancement.
Served as chairman for the Southern Baptist Credential Committee.
Served on the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Committees.
In 2016 Bishop Vines established a Global Church Planting Ministry called New Seasons Church Global Network.
On October 26th, 2016 Bishop A.B. Vines Sr. was elected and accepted the position of California Southern Baptist Convention President. On October 25th, 2017 Bishop A.B. Vines, Sr. was re- elected for a second term as California Southern Baptist Convention President.
On June 12th, 2018 Bishop A.B. Vines, Sr. was elected and humbly accepted the office of First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Association.
Bishop Vines has studied at Point Loma University, Andersonville Theological Seminary, and the Southern California School of Ministry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry degree.
Bishop Vines and First Lady Karen are the proud parents of four amazing children and have been blessed with eleven grandchildren.