The Southwest Florida Church of Christ (previously Ft. Myers-Naples Church) was planted in September 2000 by a group of visionary disciples that gathered from different parts of Florida who had a heart for their families and the lost souls in the southwest area of Florida. Since that beginning, we have witnessed many come to Christ through faithful labor, answered prayers and the sacrificial contributions of members and resources from numerous other congregations over the years. We presently span from N Ft. Myers to Naples.
Southwest Florida Church of Christ embraces the commission of Christ to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...” From our very beginning, we have been committed to making disciples both locally and around the world. We currently contribute to financially and spiritually supporting missions in South America in conjunction with the Florida Missions Council and continue to contribute to H.O.P.E. Worldwide.
Our members are from every background, nationality, ethnicity, and walk of life with one commitment in common: the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe in celebrating and valuing cultural and ethnic diversity as we work, fellowship, share and pray together as brothers and sisters in Christ trying to imitate the first church found in Acts 2:42.
Our church comes together on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to worship in South Ft. Myers, occasionally meeting in “House Churches” and “Park Services”. We are broken up geographically by “Family Groups”: Two Naples Families, Midline Family (Estero/San Carlos), Ft. Myers Family, Gateway Family, Lehigh Acres Family, Singles Family and Campus Family.
Our Ministry Leader has been given the charge of equipping the brothers and sisters in Southwest Florida to effectively evangelize the area with the saving message of Jesus as well as helping one another to mature in Christ.
In addition to the full-time minister, we also have a Family Group Leadership, which consists of spiritually mature volunteers with whom the minister consults concerning ministry ideas and plans. We also have a Church Board which oversees the finances and legal matters in the church. An additional group, approved by the board, contributes to periodic staff evaluations.
Lead Evangelist and Wife
Matt and Deanna Newburg