The New Testament reveals a very simple form of early church leadership. Eph. 4:11 says, "And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers."
Terry Billingsby was born in Tennessee and moved to Naples in 2016. He became a Christian in 1968. He and his wife, Pam, were married in 1980 and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Terry works as a Pharmacist and owns a woodworking company supplying wood components to local cabinet shops.
Barry Brown was born in Florida and moved to Naples in 1972. He became a Christian in 1990. He and his wife, Kathleen, have been blessed with 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Barry served as a deacon for over 15 years before he was installed as a shepherd in 2015. Landscaping is his occupation while evangelism is his life’s work. Mission areas are Grounds & Evangelism. He is responsible for maintaining the church property. His focus is on equipping people to lead Bible studies.
Ben Gyimah was born in Ghana, Africa and immigrated to the USA in September of 1988. He became a Christian through American Missionaries while living in Ghana in 1972. He and his wife, Stella, have been married since 1988. God has blessed Ben with 5 children and 2 grandchildren. The Gyimah family moved to Naples from Newport, RI in February of 2002. Ben holds the position of Radiation Safety Officer and Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist at NCH Hospitals.
Scott Otey is a Native Floridian and moved to Naples in 1989. He was baptized in 1984. He served as Deacon of Special Events for many years.” Scott & his wife, Diane, have two adult children and was recently blessed with their first Grandbaby! Scott is co-owner of a large local roofing company that he has worked for since 1990. He enjoys golf and family activities at home.
Claude Haynes was born in PA and reared in TN & VA. He served in the Navy, worked in commercial banking and later served 20 years as the deputy tax collector in Collier County. He was baptized in 1968 moved to Naples in 1974. He served as an elder for the Mandarin Rd. congregation for 16 years. Claude has been blessed with many children, grandchildren & great grandchildren and has been a widower since 2013.
Hugh Travis was born in Nashville, TN and became a Christian in 1972. He and his wife Diana have been married since 1977 and have two sons and three grandchildren. Hugh retired after a 41 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. He served as a deacon for 17 years in congregations throughout the U.S. Hugh has been a member of the Naples Church for over 30 years.