Lincoln Road

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First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, MS, was founded in 1884. It moved to several different locations in downtown Hattiesburg over the next seventy years, and in 1953, called West Pine Street home. In 2007, the church began to feel God’s pull to property located on Lincoln Road. At the time, the only way to get to the property was by an all-terrain vehicle or helicopter, but in faith, the church knew that God had a plan.

On the night that the church voted to purchase this property, it was announced that a new bridge was being built. This bridge would not only give access to what would become The Lincoln Road Campus, but the campus would be situated on a major thoroughfare.

First Hattiesburg, which would soon after change its name to Venture Church, officially moved to The Lincoln Road Campus in October of 2009. This new campus gave the church room to grow - to lead thousands more to know, love, and follow Christ. Though the journey has had many twists and turns, we know that God is not done using Venture Church to reclaim lives throughout South Mississippi. We can’t wait to see what the next chapter in the story will bring!

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Meet the Lincoln Road Campus Pastor

Craig Curtis

Craig Curtis

Lincoln Road Campus Pastor Craig Curtis has been serving Venture Church since 2012. A Hattiesburg native, Craig is passionate about seeing his community connect to the local church and seeing people come alive to the plans God has for them. Craig and his wife, Katie, have two children, Mac and Rosie. As a family, they love traveling, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with their pets, Ranger the Dog and Georgie the Cat.

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Upcoming Events

May 23    06:00 PM

Mission Trip Training

May 30    06:00 PM

Mission Trip Training

Jun 1    06:00 AM

Mission Trip • June 1-7

Jun 2    09:30 AM


Jun 5    06:00 PM

Care Groups Mini Sessions

Jun 23    12:00 AM

Camp Venture • June 23-26

Jul 12    08:00 AM

Level Up

Jul 13    08:00 AM

Project Genesis

Jul 14    05:30 PM


Jul 27    08:30 AM

Impact Summit 2024

Aug 18    12:15 PM

The Lincoln Road Campus Baby Dedication