Pastor David, his wife Linda, and their girls (Danielle, Erin, & Ashleigh) moved here in 1995 after David received a message from the Lord to go to Cape Coral, Florida. Originally Canadians, they have adapted well to the warmer climate and are very much Floridians today. David has studied theology in both Canada and the States and devotes himself to being a “life-long learner” as an avid reader. David has served and led churches since 1973 but you often hear David say this is his favorite church. He says you can’t help but to fall in the love with the people here. David is passionate researcher and offers a wealth of information when he delivers the Lord’s Word to others.
Lesley Connolly, her husband, John, and daughter, Jessica, moved to Cape Coral, FL in 1995 from Cape Cod, MA. Lesley’s parents had already moved here from Massachusetts and many of Lesley and John’s extended family followed soon after. They started attending CCCC in 1997 and shortly after that their second daughter, Brennan, was born. Lesley and John both began serving in the church in a variety of capacities. Lesley became a regular Kid’s Church leader after volunteering for 13 weeks. In 2005 she joined the CCCC staff as the Children’s Director and later took the opportunity to let God stretch her as the C4 Youth Director. With over 20 years devoted to the children and young adults at CCCC, Lesley is clearly passionate about investing in the next generation and seeing them rise up to be all God has called them to be.
Manoel & Maria de Lourdes Olivio
Pastor Manoel and his wife, Maria, wanted to plant a Brazilian church in Cape Coral so they prayed about it and God opened the doors. The first service only had their family in attendance but through continued prayer, two families of six joined them and soon after God sent more people. Today they have about 20 people that attend regularly. They have now performed two baptisms and continue to grow each week. They are grateful for Pastor David and CCCC for opening the doors without reservation to allow them fulfil the vision God gave them.