John Anderson, founding pastor of Bay Presbyterian Church comes from a tradition of Presbyterian pastors. His great grandfather (Milton Moses Kilpatrick) was a church planter in California in the early 1900s. His grandfather (Willis Kilpatrick) pastored churches in Newburgh, New York and Greenfield, Ohio. An uncle was a Presbyterian pastor in Idaho. John graduated from Furman University in 1976 with a B.A. in Humanities. He started seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS where he also was an assistant to the founding pastor of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in greater Jackson, MS. John finished seminary at Westminster’s exclusive (read – short lived) Florida program while on staff at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, FL. From Seminary John started a church in Phoenix, AZ - Calvin Presbyterian Church (OPC). He left Phoenix to make his fortune in Naples, FL in 1986, starting a couple of businesses and getting his MBA degree. Having failed to make a fortune he re-entered the ministry in 2000 as the interim pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Naples. He served off and on at Covenant for 4 ½ years before separating. In February of 2005, the Presbytery hired John to do church planting in South Lee County. Bay Presbyterian Church is the flagship of that effort. John continues in that ministry aided by his helpful wife, Carey, and with the encouragement of his growing family, their son Luke and his family, Theresa, Clayton, and Knox Anderson, and Paige Anderson, John and Carey's daughter.
Doug Warren, Assistant Pastor, and his wife, Kristen, have four school-age children. They have come to Bay Presbyterian from Portland, Maine where they planted a church and helped with three other new congregations. Doug was the founding senior pastor of Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church and was active in the Northern New England Presbytery (regional group of churches). He has a deep commitment to discipling and shepherding people. This is seen in various venues from coaching youth sports to leading Bible studies to mentoring new church planters. Active in the church leadership, Doug has chaired presbytery committees and served on General Assembly Committees of Commissioners (national). He and Kristen were both on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for more than a decade. Doug and Kristen are both graduates of Reformed Theological Seminar-Orlando and James Madison University (Virginia) and University of Kansas respectively. Doug has also taken post-graduate level studies at Gordon-Conwell, RTS, and Global Church Advancement.