Providence Church was planted by Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL. In the fall of 2008, families from eastern Lee County began meeting with the pastors of Grace to pray and plan a new gospel‐centered church in this area. The name “Providence Church” was adopted by the group by the fall of ’09. Providence held its first public meeting at the Buckingham Community Center called on March 31st of that year including a time for worship, prayer, and biblical instruction in regards to the start of Providence Church.
In the fall of 2010, the church held its first Sunday morning worship gathering at Varsity Lakes Middle School. By this time, the church had three Life Groups meeting on Sunday evenings in members’ homes. From these early days, the leadership of Providence has been committed to establishing a healthy, gospel-centered church here in East Lee County. The church has continued to pursue this vision as the focus narrowed in on Lehigh Acres.
This commitment to seeing a healthy church planted has not been limited to East Lee County. Providence has sought to contribute to building up other healthy churches in our area and across the country. As a part of these efforts, the church aims to raise up leaders for the work of the ministry both to be done here in Lehigh and to be sent out to other churches or church-planting efforts.
Over the years, Providence has also sought to establish a long-term commitment to reaching unreached people groups. As a part of that vision, in 2012, a partnership was formed with missionaries among the Northern Albanians of Kosovo. Since that time, Providence has sent many of its leaders and members as part of the ongoing work to establish a gospel witness in this region.
Since its planting in 2010, by God’s grace, the church has continued to grow, witness baptisms of new believers, meet in Life Groups around our city, invest in future leaders, invest in a mission partnership with an unreached people group in Kosovo, and faithfully pursue its mission to glorify God by treasuring Christ, loving people, and making disciples.