Short History

Short History of Venice Bible Church

The first meeting was held on January 11, 1959 in a storefront (formerly The Clock Restaurant) at 2760 South Tamiami Trail.  The church was formally incorporated in 1963 with thirty-one charter members.  On June 5, 1966 the first service was held on Shamrock Drive.  The first service in our present sanctuary was held on June 12, 1983.

Senior Pastors to serve at VBC include:

Paul Kreft 1959-1962

Byron Richardson 1962-1964

Bernard Ward 1964-1966

Byron Richardson 1967-1968

Raymond Rose 1968-1975

Pops (Paul) Morrison 1975-1976

Dave Krueger 1976-1980

Ron Schmidt 1980-1989

Jon Edwards 1990-1996

Anthony Plummer 1996-2004

Richard Hart 2004-2006(associate/interim pastor)

Philip P. Schmunk 2006-2013

Brett Brooks 2013-present (associate/interim pastor)

Scott Hill 2015-present

The current Elders of VBC:

Scott Hill – Pastor
Brett Brooks – Pastor
Doug Finch
Dave Mattson
Jack McKellar
Jim Mohnkern
Stan Olson
Jerry Smith

Contact a pastor or elder by E-mail at or call the church office at 941-493-2788.

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