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Our Beliefs

In essential beliefs – we have unity.

“There is one body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…”
Ephesians 4:4-6

In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”
Romans 14:1,4,12,22

In all our beliefs – we show love.

“If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”
1 Corinthians 13:2

In all our beliefs – we show love.

“If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”
1 Corinthians 13:2


1. About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27;3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14

2. About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

3. About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under his control daily.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

4. About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

5. About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude that seperates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

6. About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans: 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

7. About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:28,29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; I Peter 1:3-5

8. About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8, 2:44-46

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Our Team

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Youth & Kids

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The NNBC Facility

North Naples Baptist Church was established in October of 1986. We are a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Florida Baptist Convention, and the Royal Palm Baptist Association. Our goal is to meet the spiritual needs of our members and visitors as we mature in our walk with the Lord.

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. … For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

Who We Are

The NNBC Team & Leadership

Is called to Love God and to Love People, and everything that each staff member does models this statement of Loving God and Loving People.

Chris Butler

Chris Butler


Dr. Chris Butler joined the North Naples Baptist Church team in March 2016. He accepted Christ at the age of twelve in his home church, Glendale Baptist of Bowling Green, KY. Two years later at the age of fourteen he surrendered to preach while attending Camp Joy in Brownsville, KY. He married his childhood sweetheart, Paula, and they have been faithfully serving the Lord together for over thirty years. God has blessed them with three wonderful children, all of which actively participate in their local church. Dr. Butler has served as the senior pastor of seven Southern Baptist churches since 1988 throughout Kentucky, Arkansas, and Florida. He received his doctorate degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, with a specialization in church revitalization.
Dave Gipson

Dave Gipson

Associate Pastor

Dave Gipson joined the North Naples Baptist Church team in October 2021.

Dave has served in full-time ministry for 30+ years. He is a husband, father, and pastor. But at heart, he’s a storyteller.

Dave has lived a reckless faith. He’s embraced the challenges of the Chicago and St Louis inner cities. He’s also ministered to murderers behind bars, worked with the homeless, and people struggling with addiction. And as an adoptive father of 5 multi-racial children, he believes in saying “yes” to God, no matter what.

Dave’s also a lover of people and an avid collector of friendships, even those who disagree with him.

Sam Melhuish

Sam Melhuish

Worship Director

Sam Melhuish made his profession of faith as a very young child of missionary parents and comes to Nort Naples Baptist Church with a passion to share Jesus through his music and words. While Same loves to play piano, guitar and write music, he is also currently teaching high school students at a small Christian school and going to graduate school. As the new Interim Worship Leader, one can se his unending energy as he leads the congregation in praising God!

Ryan Butler

Ryan Butler

Student Minister and Director of Operations

Ryan Butler brings energy and enthusiasm in every ministry where he is serving. Joining the staff of North Naples Baptist Church in January 2018, one can see the impact from his service while working with all the children and youth; babies through teens! Leading out in volleyball, basketball and game nights while connecting kids and adults to Jesus, Ryan’s passion reflects his desire to have fun during the process of discipleship, yet is very serious about sharing the news of the Gospel. With a heart for service, you will see Ryan in the newly renovated Student Modules leading teens in worship, serving in Kids’ Worship or serving as caretaker of the church facilities and grounds. Ryan is married to Cami Jo who serves alongside Ryan in Praise Band and Kids Worship.

Gayle Hahe

Gayle Hahe

Discipleship and Administration

Gayle Hahe has served at North Naples Baptist Church since October 2008. Gayle has years of ministry experience with Christian education, management, children and families with degrees in education, management, and biblical studies. Gayle’s passions are to make disciples and disciple-makers; making a difference in our world while empowered and led by Jesus. You will find her leading the leaders with many different ages and levels of Bible study groups as well as one of her favorite strategies: Vacation Bible School. Gayle also spends time in front of the computer, believing that working though God’s plans and strategies as the Discipleship Administrator allows for greater efficiency within the body of believers at North Naples Baptist Church.

Paula Butler

Paula Butler

Ministry Assistant

Paula Butler joined the NNBC team March 2016. She is a mother of three (Ryan of Bowling Green, KY, Kelsey Butler of Orlando, FL, and Haley Butler of Boca Raton, FL). Paula was saved on Christmas morning at Glendale Baptist Church in Bowling Green, KY when she was twelve years old. Later as a teenager, she surrendered to full time missions. Paula has always had a heart to further the Kingdom of God and enjoys deepening relationships and worshipping Jesus! As a cheerleader in High School, she cheered Chris on to victory in many basketball games. Now in real life, she cheers him on in ministry! Paula has an infectious laugh that is very memorable. She tries to help people live a happy abundant life in Christ.

Carol Mosley

Carol Mosley

Ministry Assistant

Carol Mosley Joined the NNBC team August 30, 2020 as a Ministry assistant to Students. She is the mothere of two (Samuel Mosley of Rogers AR, and Matthew Mosley of Naples, FL and Mimi to 3 wonderful grandchildren, soon to be four, and Aunt to two wonderful Nieces. ) Carol was saved in the fall of 1983 during a fall revival at Brushy Mountain Holiness Church in Salisaw, OK. While working at Wal-mart she met and married here wonderful husband of 30 years. She has taught children in Sunday School for over 25 years, and two of those years she served as a volunteer director of the Preshcool Department at Spradling Baptist Church. Working in the community, Carol served on the PTA Board at Sunnymede Elementary School, the band Parent Association, and leading out in Kids Zone Worship, Awana, and all the other children's ministries, it is obvious that she loves working with children and serving the Lord!


Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Worship Service Does NNBC Have?

North Naples Baptist Church has a blended service that presents a traditional message rooted in biblical truth and worship and praise music from traditional hymns and newer music pieces.

Does NNBC Have a Youth Program or Ministry?

North Naples Baptist Church has both a youth and children’s ministry. Elev8 youth group for youth 6th to 12th grade meet Wednesday nights for pizza, bible study, and games. 
Awana for Puggles- newborn to 1yr, Cubbies- 2yrs to 4yrs, Sparks- Kindergarten to 2nd grade, and T&T- 3rd to 5th grade meets Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm. Sunday mornings Kidz Zone has two services at 8:30am and 11am.

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