---Meet Our Pastor

Chris Woolard

Chris Woolard is the lead Pastor of Venture Church. He and his wife Lindsey, along with their 2 kids (Silas and Savannah), moved to Wilmington in 2012 to start Venture Church.
As the primary teacher at Venture church, one of his greatest gifts is the ability to present deep truth in completely relatable ways. 
He is a family man. He loves the outdoors: surfing, camping, hiking, disc golf, board sports and chillin’ on the beach. He is also an avid reader and a history, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy. 
Both Chris and Lindsey grew up in Eastern NC. Chris spent 10 years working as a Youth Pastor in Norfolk, VA and Greenville, NC before getting into new church work. He is passionate about empowering families, fighting injustice, and serving the broken with his time and talents. He is even more passionate helping people who are far from God connect with the God who loves them!