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 departing. 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.
Matt Loveall, Assistant Pastor, and his wife, Emily, were both born in Naples, Florida twenty-seven years ago, actually in the same hospital 25 days apart. We met and dated in high school and continued dating through college where we got married our last year of school, in 2004. After college Emily taught fifth grade for two years and I worked for a home builder. In 2006 we sold our house and moved our life to St. Louis where I attended Covenant Theological Seminary to pursue a Masters of Divinity. Emily worked at the seminary for our first two years and I focused on my studies. We got pregnant in 2007. Andrew was born in May 2008 and changed our life (for the good). Andrew is such a happy boy who loves dogs, going for walks, and eating. He just started walking, which keeps his mom and I on our toes. Emily and I recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary. We are excited about graduation in December and starting our journey back to Florida.
Joe Foster, Church Administrator
Gordon and Carol Bleich, Worship Leaders
Jack Story, Treasurer
Rachel Diller, Women's Ministry Intern
Tom Rogers, Bookkeeper
Ginny Foster, Secretary
Lucia Benz, Secretary
Jephte Forges, Custodian
Bay Presbyterian Church
Bonita Springs, Florida