849 7th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
The Board of Trustees is comprised of deeply dedicated, talented and committed leaders. They bring exceptional gifts and deep personal commitments to Christ, and are committed to make Naples Community Church a truly great church. Naples Community Church is to be a people and a place where we experience a sense that somehow heaven itself is breaking in, that the love of Jesus Christ is embracing us, and that all this stuff about God is maybe worth thinking about and actually worth living for.
Naples Community Church started in a cauldron of divine challenge. It is a people that deeply desires life in the freedom of responsible discipleship—a people called to be a redemptive church exploring authentic fellowship while creating a safe haven for all who are humbled by the many ways real life unfolds. Therefore, Naples Community Church is a fellowship of loved people striving to live God's love in Christ.
We started in a home, just to meet and support one another, enjoy the fellowship of Sunday afternoons and to gather in the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. This fellowship then moved to a Sunday morning in a community room at a local bank, then to Naples Community Hospital, then to Naples High. They asked the Rev. Dr. Kirt Anderson to serve as their founding pastor. He asked Dr. Samuel Southard, Professor Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary to serve as a resident theologian, then Wendy DaPrato to serve as music director and church administrator. Rev. Dr. Daniel Lamey offered his talents as a worship leader and we enjoyed a succession of children's ministry workers.
After a few years one of our trustees spotted our current location for lease, and we moved in on Easter of 2009. We purchased the entire facility in 2012 and continue to build a church of people challenged to embody the love of Christ to the world.