Love Naples

We are compelled to love our local community!

We are compelled by love because He first loved us. We pursue unity with each other so that our love reflects God’s love for all people, spanning all generations and ethnicities. Genuine love is more than a feeling, it’s an act of worship.

Local Service Opportunities

Good News Clubs

Good News Clubs of Collier is looking for volunteers to start clubs at several local schools: Lake Park, Naples Park, Vineyards, Veterans, and more. These are schools where the staff or parents have asked for a Good News Club to be offered but volunteers are needed to help run it.

If you are interested in volunteering, click below to email Edisson at

Protected Harbor

August 26 – Gardening Day at Protected Harbor 1 (Camino Real Way)
Protected Harbor has been blessed with raised gardens to start their own seed-to-table adventure. Volunteers can assist by helping with planting and enjoying the day with the residents.

October 8 – Annual Olympic Games
Join as a volunteer or a spectator to encourage adults with disabilities to shine in the games! There will be refreshments, games, awards, and tours of the Protected Harbor home. This is guaranteed to be a FUN day! We are also looking for people to be in the dunk tank.

Click below to email Edisson at for more details.

St. Matthews Food Distribution

Join us to help St. Matthews House distribute food to those in need in our local community. Shifts are from 4:00-6:30pm at Lely Elementary School on the following dates:

Aug 17, Sept. 21, and Oct. 19

Click below to sign up and find more info!

Prayer Ministry

We believe there is power in prayer. It is not just a thing that we do, but is the very foundation of our ministry. We are called to pray with and for one another.

Click below to submit a prayer request or get involved in Prayer Ministry at First Naples.

Become a SBC Credentialed Disaster Relief Volunteer

Disaster Relief seeks to involve every church and member in this ministry. Click below to go to the SBC website containing all instructions and links required to complete your credential. Scroll down on the page and select “Become a Credentialed Disaster Relief Volunteer.”

Once you receive your SBC Disaster Relief badge, please email a picture of it along with a list of trades or specialties you have. 

St. Matt's Hope for the Holidays - Turkey Distribution

We will be hosting the 19th annual St. Matthew’s House “Hope for the Holidays Thanksgiving Distribution” on Thursday, November 16. There are many volunteer opportunities with two shifts available between 8:30am and 2:00pm.

Click below for more details on shift times and serving teams!

Eden House

Eden House is a brand new ministry launching Fall 2023! 

Eden House is a brand new ministry launching Fall 2023! 

There are thousands of women and girls who are victims of sex trafficking in Florida every year. Only 1% of survivors are identified. Identified survivors have an 80% chance of re-entering the life due to receiving inadequate services. Eden House will be a safe place where women can work through the trauma of their past and seek to build a healthy future.

Eden House will be a longterm residential program for adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Through a trauma-informed, holistic approach our team will help women heal and develop new healthy patterns. Rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and committed to the full mental, emotional, and spiritual healing of each survivor, we operate under the belief that she is the best advocate for her own care.

Women will have the chance to heal, grow, and begin again.

Eden House’s mission is to be a haven of hope and healing for women who have suffered from commercial sexual exploitation.

Learn More + Get Involved

Join us on Monday, October 16th, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in room DC121 to learn about the realities of human trafficking and how Eden House will provide restorative care for women who have suffered commercial sexual exploitation.

Contact Chris Anthony at for more info about the meeting.

Click below to visit the Eden House website and learn more about how this ministry will support women coming out of commercial sexual exploitation.

Family + Adoption Monthly Meetings

Are you interested in being a Foster or Adoptive parent, already a Foster or Adoptive parent, or looking for ways to support your friends and family who are Foster or Adoptive Parents? Our Love Naples ministry has a Foster + Adoption Meeting on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 11:30am in WC117.

These meetings are for:

  • Those who are already Foster or Adoptive parents – to fellowship and see how we can support them
  • Those who want to become, are thinking about becoming, or are even curious about the possibility of being Foster or Adoptive parents – to provide information about it, give them guidance on how to do it and anything else they want to know about Foster Care and Adoption.
  • Those who don’t want to or can’t or don’t see themselves being Foster or Adoptive parents, but would like to learn of ways they can help, support, serve and love Foster and Adoptive families.

To join us or get more information, email Joanne at

Local Missions Partners

We are called to make disciples that make disciples, reaching the world with the gospel from Naples to the Nations. We are blessed to partner with many missionaries and ministries, locally, nationally, and internationally and our Naples to the Nations missions offering supports these partners. This year, we are taking a step of faith and have expanded this offering to $549,500 and we are so excited to see how the Lord will use these resources! Click below to give toward missions and scroll to find more information about each of our local missions partners.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. They work to share Christ through sports programs, Bible Study huddles, and coach mentoring in area schools.

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One More Child / Florida Baptist Children's Homes

FBCH and One More Child bring love and compassion to children and families in need all over the state of Florida and serve over 44,000 international children in crisis each year.

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Good News Clubs (Child Evangelism Fellowship)

After-school Bible clubs are facilitated by First Naples church members in 11 public elementary schools and one middle school in our county.

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Helps Outreach

Helps Outreach started over 20 years ago out of our own church family. They faithfully help the needy and struggling families of Collier County, providing food, clothing, and household items in the name of Jesus. First Naples hosts two annual food drives and we encourage you to call Helps Outreach if you have items to donate.

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Into the Jordan

Into the Jordan brings the hope of Jesus to women trapped in the bondages of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in SWFL. They empower survivors by providing life-skill groups, trauma therapy, work-study programs, career coaching, and biblical mentorship.

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Pregnancy Resource Center

PRC provides counsel and practical help to women in crisis pregnancies. Clients see ultrasounds of their babies, hear the gospel, have the opportunity to be discipled, and can find resources, support, and advocacy during and after pregnancy.

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Protected Harbor

Operates christian care homes for developmentally disabled adults in the spirit and compassion of Christ. They currently have two homes in the SWFL area and First Naples has sent a number of teams to help maintain the homes and support ministry events.

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St. Matthew's House

St. Matthew’s House provides housing for those experiencing homelessness, food for those experiencing hunger, and comfort for those experiencing addiction and suffering. Our Men’s Ministry has had a close relationship with their recovery program over the years and First Naples partners with them to host food drives for our community on the third Thursday of every month.

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Ride Nature

Ride Nature is a missions organization dedicated to giving generously, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, and making disciples through action sports outreach, evangelism, and discipleship. They have regional locations around the world and First Naples teams have served on many projects at their Fort Myers location and joined on trips to run action sports camps in Nicaragua.

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First Naples Ministries

These funds assist out ministries in missions mobilization.

Family + Kids, High School, Middle School, College + Young Pro’s, Potential Projects International, Potential Projects National, Naples to the Nations Conference, Local Missions, Event Trucks, Women, Love Naples Outreach, Summer Missions Interns, Men, Disaster Relief, Love Naples Director, Trunk N Treat, Family + Adoption, and Mission Trip Assistance.

Royal Palm Association

Funds that support the mission work of the association of Southern Baptist churches in Collier and Lee counties.

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Find more information about our National and International partners and how you can get plugged into global missions here!

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Meet the Team

Kevin Taylor

Missions Pastor

Edisson Cantor

Love Naples Director

Tina Platter

Missions + Media Ministry Assistant