Phil Venrick

PASTOR & DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

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I am humbled and truly blessed to be the Children’s Pastor at LCC. My Beautiful wife, Stacy, is by my side serving in our Children’s Ministry and helping to make a difference in the life of your children. We have two boys and love raising them up as part of LCC’s family. I was born and raised in Nelsonville, Ohio. I graduated there in 1988, and attended the Methodist Church there most of my life. While I sat in the pews there and rarely missed a Sunday, it was not until later in my life that I truly became Discipled and understood that God could and SHOULD be an everyday part of my life – not just a Sunday experience. My heart is to teach children to love Him 24/7, and understand that they need Him at school, in the mall, at the grocery and in their home. He cares about every tiny thing they do and He wants them to depend on Him in every moment. As a child I learned to call out to Him when we were in need and never thought about Him at any other time. I remember reading Deuteronomy 6:4-9 the first time as an adult and realized I wanted my kids to grow up in a home that knew Jesus was not just in our church on Sunday. He is the reason we live and breath.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

My Hope For Lancaster Community Church

My hope for the people of LCC is that every parent will raise their child up in a Godly home, using LCC as a resource for furthering their child’s Spiritual education and not the only source. I want our kids to learn to depend on Him constantly, so that when they are our age, they already know where their strength comes from.