Who We Are

We are a church that is not perfect, but is deeply in love with God.

Catalyst Church Southwest Florida has begun worship services in the Ft. Myers/Cape Coral area! Catalyst Church Southwest Florida is pastored by Jeff & Sheila Van Kirk and they welcome your participation as God begins a new and mighty work in Ft. Myers/Cape Coral.

Meeting Location:
Hilton Garden Inn (across from Gulf Coast Town Center)
16410 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Sunday Service Time: 10:00 a.m.

Catalyst Church Southwest Florida is affiliated with Church on the Rock (COTR) International which is based in the Dallas, Texas area and has over 4,000 churches and ministries worldwide! There is more information about COTR International here.

Please keep checking this website for new information. The local phone number for Catalyst Church Southwest Florida is (239) 898-8581.

Where We've Been

After 15 years of service at Church on the Rock North, the last 4 years as a Staff Pastor, Jeff and Sheila Van Kirk were sent out to plant a church in southwest Florida. Jeff, Sheila, and their two daughters, Jessica and Sarah, moved to Cape Coral and began steps to get the church off the ground. On June 27, 2004 Catalyst Church Southwest Florida held its first service.

Since then, there have been periods of growth and some down times. However, since the beginning of the church, the focus has been to minister to the people that are there.

"We honestly believe that every person that has entered the doors of Catalyst Church Southwest Florida has been ministered to in one way or another." - Pastor Jeff Van Kirk

The Van Kirks and the people that call Catalyst Church Southwest Florida home continue to hold fast to the call that God has placed on this church will be fulfilled in God's timing and to His Glory. Won't you join us to see if God has called you to be a part of the work here in Southwest Florida?

Our Beliefs

We believe that there is one living and true God: who is everlasting, ever present, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness. He is the Maker, and Preserver of all things that are seen and invisible. He is present eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Son, true God and eternally begotten of the Father, took human form as Jesus Christ and was born of the Virgin Mary. He possessed two complete, perfect natures of God and Man. He suffered, was crucified, died, was buried, descended into Hell, and rose again on the third day to cleanse the sins of all men for all eternity.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, true God and eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ and also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, spiritual gifts and guidance in doing what is right.

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Bible: Old and New Testaments. It was written by men under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and is free of error. The Bible is sacred truth used to guide us in action and belief. We believe that Salvation is a gift from God to man and that it is only available through faith in Jesus Christ. Only by believing in Jesus Christ as God's final sacrifice can man be saved from sin and an eternity in Hell.

We believe in the two ordinances prescribed by Jesus Christ: baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.

• Baptism is not only a sign of repentance but also a sign of regeneration and re-birth into the Church where forgiveness, faith and salvation are visibly signed and sealed.
• The Lord's Supper is a sign of our redemption by Christ's death as long as the recipient does so worthily and with faith. We partake the Bread and Cup not only as symbols, but spiritually partake of the Body and Blood of Christ. Through the Lord's Supper we grow closer in our union within the Church and with Jesus Christ.

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power available to every Christian at or subsequent to conversion. Through the laying on of hands spiritual gifts may be manifest such as, but not limited to, prophesy and tongues.

Statement of Faith

It is absolutely essential that every Christian understand the basic doctrines of Christianity. These principles form a foundation for further building. Only upon this solid foundation can the Lord build a beautiful, strong house that will stand for His glory against the wiles of the enemy.

We believe that there is one living and true God: who is everlasting, ever present, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness. He is the Maker, and Preserver of all things that are seen and unseen. He is present eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Son, true God and is the eternally begotten of the Father, took human form as Jesus Christ and was born of the Virgin Mary. He possessed two complete, perfect natures of God and Man. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, He suffered, was crucified, died, was buried, rose again on the third day to cleanse the sins of all men for all eternity and ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, true God and eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ and also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, spiritual gifts and guidance in doing what is right.

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Bible: Old and New Testaments. It was written by men under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and is free of error. The Bible is sacred truth used to guide us in action and belief.

We believe that man was created in the image of God and to walk in unity with God. Man fell into sin and lost that ability to walk in unity and right standing with God. Man can only be restored to the original intention of God through the acceptance of and the redeeming work of Jesus Christ's resurrection.
We believe in the two ordinances prescribed by Jesus Christ: baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.

• Baptism is not only a sign of repentance but also a sign of regeneration and re-birth into the Church where forgiveness, faith and salvation are visibly signed and sealed.

• The Lord's Supper is a sign of our redemption by Christ's death as long as the recipient does so worthily and with faith. We partake the Bread and Cup not only as symbols, but spiritually partake of the Body and Blood of Christ. Through the Lord's Supper we grow closer in our union within the Church and with Jesus Christ.

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power available to every Christian at or subsequent to conversion. Through the laying on of hands spiritual gifts may be manifest such as, but not limited to, prophesy and tongues.