Ellie is a respected Bible teacher, inspirational speaker, and humorist. She has authored five books and her articles have been published in numerous magazines in the US and abroad.
She has addressed audiences on five continents and has also taught in both men's and women’s prisons across the globe.
On three occasions, she was honored by Focus on the Family as being “The Best of the Best.”

Welcome to
First Baptist Church, Venice Island
and The Lakefront Church, Venice

Choose A Location

First Baptist Church  and The Lakefront Church of Venice is a place where people can meet Jesus,  engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory. Join us for our Sunday services! 

Watch Live Sundays at 11:00am

Latest Sermon

Watch Jennifer Speer's Womens Bible Study every Wednesday beginning Jan. 11 - Feb. 22 LIVE at 6:00PM by clicking here.

News & Upcoming Events

First Baptist Church of Venice  |  312 Miami Ave W  |  Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-1314
Sunday Mornings 11:00AM Service
The Lakefront Church  |  3100 Executive Dr  |  Venice, FL 34292
Phone: (941) 485-1314
Sunday Mornings 8:30AM Service

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Come join us for In-Person Worship Sundays at either of our two locations
8:30AM Service at The Lakefront Church – Click here for more information
11:00AM Service at our Venice Island Location