Pastors & Staff

Ed & Robin Sostak

Lead Pastors

Pastors Ed and Robin are devoted followers of Jesus who yearn to see others set free in Christ!

Prior to their pastoral appointment at VBC in July 2015, they were active lay members of VBC for more than 30 years. Convinced of a full-time calling to ministry, both Ed and Robin completed their Ministerial education through a combination of mentorship and coursework, receiving their Ordination through the Free Methodist Church in June 2017.

Pastors Ed and Robin have been married for 39 years, and reside in White Sulphur Springs. They were longtime educators in the Liberty Central School District, and continue to have a heart for the wonderful people of Sullivan County and beyond.
Their two children and son-in-law are all educators (2 colleges and 1 high school), and they have been Blessed with four wonderful grandchildren.

Pastor Ed and Pastor Robin have been on four international mission trips, two to Nogales, Mexico (2001 & 2003) and two to Kenya, Africa (2017 & 2020) working alongside FM Missionaries. They have also had two tremendous tours of the Holy Land, trekking through the “Land of the Bible” as they traveled throughout Jordan and Israel.

Pastor Ed and Pastor Robin are looking forward to meeting you at Vine and Branch Church, and working alongside you to make a Kingdom difference in Sullivan County and beyond!

Allison turner

Administrative Assistant & Treasurer 

Allison has served as administrative assistant and treasurer for the past several years.  She and her husband, Cory, have been married since 2002 and have 5 children and a daughter-in-law.  Allison enjoys homeschooling their 3 youngest and in her spare time, she likes to bake, read, cross-stitch, and paint with her daughters.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. --1 Corinthians 2:9

our delegates

Cory Turner (Left), Frank DeMayo (Right)


Our Board members

Back Row: Frank DeMayo, Cory Turner
Middle Row: David Philips, Rick Martin
Front Row: John Blauvelt, Cheryl Labella, Ben Dowe