"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.

Please contact Nancy Lyon at or 239-596-8600 ext. 632 for more information about the next class cycle.

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 class will begin in August 2024. Please contact Stephanie Fincher at for more information about the class.

Wedding Policy

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

Weddings are a beautiful celebration of the Lord joining one male and one female in a life long commitment to each other and the Lord for His glory. First Naples (First Baptist Church Naples) only performs weddings for current members. All weddings performed by First Naples are conducted in accordance with the Biblical guidelines set forth by church leadership. Our church leadership considers marriage a union between a biological man and a biological woman.

For more information about scheduling a wedding or to inquire about premarital counseling please click below.

Steve Hayes

Pastoral Care Pastor

Ann Dickout, PhD., CPRP

Biblical Counseling Associate