Ricky and Natalia Venter
- Lead Pastors
- Vineyard Brussels
Ricky and Natalia Venter are currently the senior pastors of Vineyard Brussels, a thriving multicultural church in the heart of Belgium. Prior to this they served for 10 years as pastors at Fountain Vineyard Fellowship , a church in their home country South Africa.
Ricky Venter grew up on the wrong side of the proverbial tracks in apartheid South Africa and this testimony has shaped into a powerful message on reconciliation, kingdom culture and doing mighty exploits for God despite one’s background or humble beginnings. With over 20 years of ministry experience ranging from youth and worship pastoring to senior leadership he has a unique ability to reach audiences of varying ages and backgrounds in an engaging way. He is both a charismatic and gifted communicator who thrives on seeing people step into their calling and purpose with passion! He is well known for preaching on evangelism, worship, youth and leadership. His story is one of hope and restoration, of a loving Father that will never let us go even when we let go of Him. A God that saves, delivers and heals and sends us out to be agents of this great salvation wherever we go.
Natalia has served and worked alongside Ricky in ministry since before they were married during their youth ministry days which is also where they met. She has worked as a youth and children’s ministry pastor for over 10 years before moving into senior leadership. Besides being a mom and pastor she is a speaker and writer. She has a love for teaching Gods word in a way that is easy to understand, practical, relatable and inspiring. Like her husband she loves seeing people discover their calling and identity in God.
Together Ricky and Natalia have 3 gorgeous children: Alejandro, Zachariah and Alegra-joy. As a family they love Jesus and the local church as well as good food, traveling and anything superhero related.