Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are ministers who serve under our Lord, Jesus Christ, first and foremost.  We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.  Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry.

Pastor Ron Fichtenberg, Senior Pastor

As lead pastor, Ron holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Anderson School of Theology and enjoys preaching and teaching the Word of God. Pastor Ron and his family have served the Kingdom of God at First Church for over 25 years, and remain passionate about connecting families to the Good News of the Gospel.





Pastor Deanon Morales, Worship Arts Pastor

Deanon is the Worship Pastor here at First Church. She leads the Praise Band and handles all things musical. She and her husband also co-lead the Young Adults Ministry that meets twice a month. Both she and her husband believe that their calling in life is to know Jesus and make Him known.Deanon holds a Bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute, and previously served in Indiana and South Africa before coming to Venice First Church of God.


Joe Watson, Family Life Pastor

Joe’s main responsibilities include leading and teaching our Youth program as well as Chaplin to the families in our Daycare the SonShine Learning Center. Joe is currently pursuing his bachelors degree online with Mid-America Christian University. Joe is happily married to his high-school sweetheart and they are currently pursuing Gods calling into Foster Care. Read more about their Story here: A Thing with Feathers.