"Our goal is to establish the need for absolute dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ, in order to experience unhindered freedom, healing for our wounds, and the courage to face tomorrow with hope."

First Naples seeks to encourage and support all who come our way, leading each one into a personal saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our desire is to help you grow into a mature believer, fully equipped to handle life’s difficulties with the truth of God’s Word.

Our counseling team provides Biblical discipleship, guidance, encouragement and coaching. Together, we will examine patterns of thinking, speaking, and behavior that may undermine stability and take away from the victorious life promised through Christ. Establishing a scriptural foundation for life will change every day living and equip each of us to make wise choices.

Support Groups

Along with counseling (personal, pre-marital, marital, addiction and grief), this ministry also equips people through these established support/care groups:

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-Centered recovery program that helps people stay on the road to recovery through community of support where you are safe to share about your struggles. Led by Pastor Steve Hayes. Please contact Nancy Lyon at or 239-596-8600 ext. 632 to register for the class.

Grief Share
Grief Share

Offers help & encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. You can begin attending at any point in the 13-week cycle.

The next series will start January 10, 2024. Please contact Nancy Lyon at or 239-596-8600 ext. 632 to register for the class.

Divorce Care
Divorce Care

Are you currently separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce? Our Divorce Care small group is a 13-week course offering hope, support, and healing on the road to recovery.

The next series will start Sunday, August 13th from 11:15am-12:45pm in DC114. Led by Doug & Brittany Tollett. Kids programming is available. Please contact Stephanie Fincher at to register for the class.

Steve Hayes

Pastoral Care Pastor

Ann Dickout, PhD., CPRP

Biblical Counseling Associate