Senior Pastor: Bill Lytell B.A., M.A., D. DIV.
Pastor Bill attended Bob Jones University from 1970–1977 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1981, he received his Master of Arts degree in Bible Exposition from Pensacola Christian College.
In 1976, he was ordained into the Gospel Ministry through Community Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida. Pastor Bill served as a Dean of Men, with a small Bible Institute, as an Assistant Pastor for over 13 years under two godly men. He has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Gospel Baptist since 1992. Bill and his wife, Cathy, have been married for over 45 wonderful years and have one son and three grandchildren.
Pastor Bill is a friend of the down and out. He has a deep compassion for sinners who are looking for an answer to life’s most asked question, “Where will I spend eternity?” His preaching is unafraid and absolutely honest. He cuts through the chase, found in so many sermons, and attempts to peel away every layer of the fake and false. Some have said that his sermons will “knock your socks off.”
Disciples for Cuba Ministry Founders: Abdiel & Jessica Marin
Abdiel, an entrepreneur since childhood, is a 1st generation U.S. born Cuban-American. He has founded and operated several medically related Information Technology businesses. Currently, he serves as the Founder & CEO of EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems, which gained national recognition for ranking on Inc. Magazine’s list at #620 of 5000 of America’s fasting growing private companies in 2014. The company then continued to earn a spot on the list for 3 consecutive years, an achievement only a handful of companies have earned.
Abdiel grew up in a Pentecostal Christian home in Florida, and was saved at age 13 while attending Central Bible Church in Miami, FL. Jessica, his faithful wife, grew up in a Catholic home in Michigan and was saved at age 19 while attending McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers, FL with Abdiel. Abdiel & Jessica have been married for over 15 years and have a son and a daughter. Jessica currently serves as the Business Office Manager for EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems. Before that, she founded and grew a medical billing firm.
Today, Abdiel & Jessica are full-time members of Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, FL. Abdiel serves the LORD through the church as a mentor, a bus captain in the Bus Ministry, helps out with Junior Church, sings in the choir, and plays trumpet for the orchestra at church. Jessica serves the LORD through the church by helping in the nursery, junior church, the Awana program, and the woman’s ministry.