In 2015 Pastor John Secrest and his family began the journey to Naples by attending a church planter training at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. In January 2016 they began the work of building a core group and planting a new Harvest Bible Chapel in Naples. The first official service launched in November 2016 at the Naples YMCA. In September 2018 Harvest Naples became the eighth campus of Harvest Chicago. After a series of difficult experiences related to this partnership a group of former Harvest Naples members asked Pastor John and his family to join them in starting a new church in Naples. In March 2019, Compass Church Naples was born!
Compass Church Naples is an independent, locally governed church. As we are getting established we have a leadership team from among the attenders helping to navigate the road toward a congregationally governed and Elder led church that makes disciples to the glory of God
We believe it is important for local churches to also belong to a larger family of churches for the purpose of encouragement, sharing resources and mission initiatives
Compass Church Naples is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. The EFCA is a diverse movement of nearly 1500 churches in the United States with missionaries serving in 59 countries.
In August 2019 Compass also officially joined the family of like-minded churches affiliated with the Great Commission Collective. We share a common history and distinctives that make this family a strategic partner in accomplishing our mission of helping people find their way back to God and in planting more churches.
Helping people find their way back to God. (hpftwbtG).
- Fervent Prayer, Ephesians 6:18
- Passionate Worship, John 4:23-24
- Bold Preaching, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
- Purposeful Disciple Making, Ephesians 4:11-16
- Courageous Evangelism, Matthew 9:36-38
- Strategic Church Planting, Matthew 16:18b