John Whitworth and wife Lana Whitworth

John began pastoring Venus Bible Church August 2021. John and Lana were previously at First Baptist Church of Teneha in East Texas for 7 years. Lana is an Assistant Principal for Venus ISD and John is also a part time substitute teacher for Venus ISD.

John and Lana are originally from Tyler, Tx and graduated from Chapel Hill High School. They have 4 children, 2 daughters, Hannah and Bethany and 2 sons, Josh and Ryan. John studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth Texas and over the past 25 years has been a pastor at Mt Caramel Baptist Church, Crosspointe Community Church, First Baptist Church of Teneha and now Venus Bible Church

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in the.”

Worship Leader

Mackenzie DeArmond

Mackenzie is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. She has her BA in Music/Worship Studies. Mackenzie first visited Venus Bible Church as a volunteer to help fill in to lead our Christmas service 2 years ago. After that she helped lead worship on a part time basis until August of 2021 when she became our full-time worship leader through our college intern program and is now on staff as the worship leader. Mackenzie was born and raised in the DFW area and graduated from Timber Creek H.S. in Keller before moving on to DBU.

Youth Pastor Intern

Tucker “Tuck” Burcham

Tucker is currently a student at Dallas Baptist University majoring in Biblical Studies. Tucker first came to Venus Bible Church as a volunteer for our youth and soon became the Youth Intern. Tucker grew up in San Marcos Texas, but after graduating from DBU, he plans to stay here at Venus Bible Church to continue to reach and teach the youth of Venus.