Welcome to First Baptist Venice

First Baptist Venice is community of believers in the heart of downtown Venice, Florida. We are a Bible-believing congregation located in the heart of downtown Venice, and we would love to invite you to visit our family. With age group ministries, care ministries, worship, and service opportunities, we have something for every individual. Together, we can transform our world with God’s Word, our lives and ministry, one person at a time.

1. Choose Your Location.
If you would like to know more about the The Lakefront Location you can visit our Lakefront Legacy page.

Miami Avenue Location

Currently First Baptist has two locations. Our Miami Avenue Location is the only location meeting weekly on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our Lakefront Location will be meeting weekly very soon and also meets for special events throughout the year.

The Lakefront Location

2. Choose a time.
Currently we are using Summer Worship schedule. Connection Groups at 9:00am and Worship at 10:30am. Feel free to view one of our worship services to acquaint yourself with the feel of what you will experience. The worship service is a great place to find a church home, but you will find your church family in a small group Bible study that we call Connection Groups. We encourage all guests to stay and attend one of our Bible Study groups. Groups expect new people every Sunday. Whether you are still investigating the truths of the Bible or have been studying the Bible in-depth for years, you will feel comfortable attending a Connection Group. You can view our list of Connection Groups and find one that is right for you.
3. Children and teens.
Anchored Kids (Birth-5th) meets at both the 9:00am and 10:30 for Connection Groups (9:00am and Kids Worship at 10:30am). When you arrive please stop by the kids lobby area in Building A to receive your security card for each child and receive a security processes handout. You will find each large room staffed with at least two trained volunteers that have been background checked and are ready to teach your child.
Reel Life Student Ministry meets on Sundays at 9:00am in Building F. Reel Life is fun, challenging and staffed with adults that love teenagers. Wednesday night is also a Reel Life gathering time. Wednesdays at 6pm teens from around the county join for worship, games, and a challenging message by Pastor Micah Murphree.
4. What should I wear.
We want you to be comfortable. You may see people in shorts and flip flops and coats and ties and everything in between. Typically, people on the platform will be wearing business casual.
6. Let us know you are coming.
If you desire, we would love to know you are coming. If we know you are coming we will have one of our Guest Services team members meet you and show you around. We will also have a guest bag ready for you. You can let us know be e-mailing our Guest Services Team.
5. Where should I park?
Our parking lot can be entered from Miami Avenue, Pedro or Nassau Streets. Additional parking can be found at Centennial Park, Venice City Hall and Pattison Building Parking lots. The church also has parking attendants during peak season that will help you with parking. We do suggest guests arrive early.