Bridge to Hope - Lynn's Story
April 18th, 2024
Lynn Bova is one of the Elders at Ventura Missionary Church. She has lived in Ventura since the third grade. In fact, she still lives in her childhood home! Lynn first heard about Jesus from next door...  Read More
Feet Fitted for the Gospel of Peace - Montana's Story
September 7th, 2023
Last year Montana Wiggins found herself becoming depressed. She had stopped participating in youth activities at church and felt herself drifting away from Jesus, so she decided to step back onto the ...  Read More
Inward Tugging for Outward Service - Ellie's Story
August 1st, 2023
When you ask Ellie Crist how God is working in her life, the words just flow! There is a wholehearted excitement about how God has been leading her. The passion that God has been depositing in her hea...  Read More
The Influence of Grandparents - Brooklyn's Story
February 17th, 2023
Brooklyn Grant is a young adult who grew up at Ventura Missionary and is now attending Grand Canyon University, a Christian university in Arizona. Brooklyn’s grandparents are John and Kathy Walker, an...  Read More
Marriage, Mentors, and Memories - The Story of Two Couples
February 14th, 2023
Several decades ago, the lives of two couples in our church family intersected. What followed is an inspiring story of deep friendship and inspiration. It’s a story that demonstrates the value of havi...  Read More
Preschooler Leads the Way in Helping the Hungry
December 9th, 2022
Launching into the 2022 Christmas season, Ventura Missionary Preschool families joined others in the community to build Can-Christmas Trees in downtown Ventura. The canned goods were donated to FoodSh...  Read More
Security Blanket of Love - Debbie's Story
November 10th, 2022
Debbie Howery’s work as a security guard ensures the safety of those who frequent the business where she is employed.  But Debbie brings far more than safety to the people she serves. If you are acqua...  Read More
Welcome Clara - Our New Children's Ministry Director
October 14th, 2022
We are so excited to welcome Clara Cutbill to the Family Life team at Ventura Missionary Church. She will be serving as our new Children's Ministry Director. Clara already has experience serving in ch...  Read More
Serving Up Hot Meals and Warm Conversation
October 4th, 2022
When Jesus walked the earth, He had this way of seeing people – seeing beyond the obvious challenges they faced and ministering to their hearts. Those in our community who are under-resourced have ver...  Read More
Mid-Week Boost - Ron & Mary-Ellen's Story
September 7th, 2022
It is obvious when you first begin to talk to Ron and Mary-Ellen Dolbier that they enjoy their small group at Ventura Missionary Church. A few years back, Ron heard Marci Worthy talking from the front...  Read More
26+ Years Serving Families - Cathy's Story
May 31st, 2022
Cathy Coultrup has always had a heart for children. The first time she volunteered at Ventura Missionary Church, she was involved in the planning and implementation of Vacation Bible School. She conti...  Read More
Compassion Stirred to Action - Tammy's Story
October 18th, 2021
Watch Tammy's story on YouTube.In Exodus 34:6-7, God describes Himself as rakhum (the Hebrew word for compassionate). It's a word that describes the deep emotion a mother has for her child. God goes o...  Read More