Craig and Angie are the founding and lead pastors of Venture Church in Sumter, SC. Besides working on growing a healthy and lifegiving church, they spend a lot of time with their amazing kids: Mia, Dylan, Luke, Jones, and Ryleigh.
Craig grew up in the upstate of South Carolina attending the church his Great Grandfather started. After college at Clemson and Furman
University, Craig spent time teaching, coaching, and serving as an administrator for 10 years when God began calling hard toward full time ministry and he answered the call and went on staff at Seacoast Church. It was there that the seed of planting a church was first born.
Angie grew up in Sumter, SC where they live now and have planted Venture Church. Angie attended Southeastern University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and she spent some of her summers extensively touring around the country ministering with one of the university's worship teams. It was in those years that a real heart for ministry developed and she was able to gain a lot of experience that helped pave the way for Venture Church.
After diligently praying about and learning what it would take to plant a church, Craig and Angie trained with the Church Multiplication Network (CMN), and started the journey of bringing the vision of Venture Church to reality.
Venture Church exists to help people become intentional neighbors through knowing and following Jesus. With friendly people ready to serve you and a laid back atmosphere, you should feel right at home from the moment you arrive!
We’re individuals on a daring journey together, living lives that reflect Christ while seeking the lost, hurting, and far from God. We don't judge one's past nor predict one's future, but we love with God's love today!
We invite you to come experience God with others that seek His Word, expect His presence, believe in His miracles, and try to display His love in all that we do.