Black Community @ Venture

A Community of Believers of African Decent

Our community (or Life Group) gathers quarterly to bring together individuals and families with common cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We exist to foster connections and a feeling of inclusiveness at Venture, and as an outreach arm to the community.

Scheduled gathering dates:

3rd Sundays at 12:45pm in April, June, September, and December
Special celebration on the last Sunday in February


Group Leaders

Nia Castelly

Naa Anim-Appiah


Black History Month Feature

The Rev. S.M. Lockridge, was a major religious and social force in Southern California for decades. As pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and president of the California Missionary Baptist State Convention, he was known for his evangelical conferences, powerful preaching and civil rights activism. His most quoted sermon is titled, That's My King, where he passionately describes the wonderful attributes of Jesus Christ.