Welcome and thanks for visiting our website! 

Mark Gonzales 2020The Royal Palm Network/Association of Churches, is a family of Southern Baptist Churches in Lee, Collier, and Hendry counties in beautiful southwest Florida.  With just over 100 churches, we have a missional heart and purpose to help God’s people  grow in the Lord and reach the community with the gracious gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our strategy is to:  1) Strengthen churches; 2) Plant churches;  and 3) Activate churches, which I offer through personal consultation, weekly email updates called Quick Notes, equipping the saints through multi-media training guides, podcasts, and videos , and personally spreading the gospel through books, music, a monthly newspaper column, weekly radio broadcast, and a 3-minute daily devotional video called Helping You Hear God (click: markpg.org , then click “Subscribe today” in the red box).

With over 35 years in pastoral ministry, church planting, and broadcasting (Kingdom 91.5 FM, Sat. at 8 a.m.), and Jennifer Horton’s 32 years as the administrative assistant here at Royal Palm, we are here to serve and encourage you as your “first call” for any ministry crisis, need, or strategic initiative that may arise.

Blessed to serve the Lord with you,

Mark Gonzales,

Exec. Director/AMS (Associational Mission Strategist)


OUR OFFICES AND MEETING AREARP exterior 2S  are open to our churches and friends for half-day or day-long retreats, strategy sessions, prayer gatherings, and training events away from your own facilities to help you get a fresh vision for your church family, with or without the assistance of our consultant teams.  Just give us a call to schedule the 4-seat Conference cove, 10-seat Conference room, and/or 45-seat Assembly room with access to our warm-up kitchen at:

5481 Briarcliff Rd,  Ft Myers, FL 33912       Phone:  239.433.2292  Office hours:  M-TH 9 – 4,  Fri. 9-2  (Sometimes at off site meetings)

RP cove 2018RP Conf Rm 2018RP Front insideTop to Bottom:

Entry & Cove  *    Conference Room * Assembly Room * Admin. Asst. office * Warm up Kitchen

On cell or tablet: “Route me to Royal Palm Baptist Association, Ft. Myers, Florida.”

From Interstate 75:
Take exit 131; Go west on Daniels; Left at Six Mile Cypress (Publix); Left on Metro ext./M.C. Rippe Parkway (Sun Harvest & Race Trac); Right on Briarcliff Road (first light) and RP village 2018RP kitchen 2018wind around to one building short of U.S. 41 on the right.

From U.S. 41:
Go to Briarcliff Road intersection (2 miles south of Walmart). Go east at the light on Briarcliff Road (Fishtale Boats lot) to the second building
on the left.


Quill and inkOUR HERITAGE

The Royal Palm Baptist Association was officially organized on October 17, 1957, at Riverside Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida, and composed of churches and missions from the southern region of the Peace River Association with their blessing.
Today, we have grown to over 100 congregations reflecting many cultures and languages.  These include: Anglo, Spanish, Haitian – Creole, African-American, Korean, Brazilian-Portuguese, Vietnamese,  and Romanian.  While our churches and missions are culturally diverse, we are  united in belief and heart to work together to reach Southwest Florida and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.