Our History

Mayflower held its first worship service in January of 1990 under the leadership of Rev. Mark Burns. The service was held in a meeting room at what is now Lely Manor Care. In the fall of 1990 worship moved to the new Lely Elementary School. Pastor Mark left to minister to a church in Virginia in 1993. Under the leadership of interim pastor Gordon Svoboda, the church began to grow.  In 1995 Rev. Robert E. Townsend was called and attendance continued to grow. In 1996 Mayflower purchased almost 10 acres for what is now our campus.

In 1999 the Family Life Center was opened, and attendance warranted a larger space. In 2004 the present sanctuary was built and dedicated. Pastor Bob Townsend continued his ministry at Mayflower. In 2011 Pastor Bob was called to start Lighthouse UCC Church in Naples.

 In 2012 Mayflower was excited to call Rev. Alan Coe as our new spiritual leader! In 2015 Mayflower celebrated their 25th anniversary of ministering to the Naples community. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, Mayflower continues growing as a congregation and it is enlarging its ministry with outreach projects such as, Grace Place, Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Shelter for Abused Women and Children, as well as national missions.