who we are

Experience God

Our weekend worship experience is best described as culturally relevant, high energy, scripture centered, and family friendly. We want you to take your worship experience to the next level: not just corporately, but personally. That is why we desire that you experience God through:

  • An authentic relationship with Jesus

  • Personal expressions of God centered worship

  • interaction with other Christ followers

Grow Together

Living Waters is not just another big church. We are a small community of believers. As Christ followers, the Lord calls us to live out our lives in the context of the local church. Paul expressed this in Romans 12:4 when he wrote, “In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we are talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of the body.” (MSG).

Find Your purpose

Our desire is that you take a step towards understanding how your uniquely designed personality, coupled with the spiritual gifts God has given you, help reveal a path to you pursuing a fulfilling life in Christ. 1 Corinthians 12: 4-10 (MSG) says, “God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits.” Find your purpose today through Next Steps.

Change The World

At Living Waters, God has not called us to build small ministries, but to be leaders of a movement. We believe that this happens through being a part of strong ministry teams, reaching out to our community, and partnering together. By doing this, together we can change the world. The LWC Rockstar Team is a volunteer movement that believes we can change the world through serving. Simply put, the Rockstar Team is our volunteer force that takes your purpose and passions to change the world around us. 


Few people know that Living Waters was founded in 1968 and was formerly located in Bonita Springs. Pastor Ed Ivie became the lead pastor in August of 2007. That summer the church had approximately 250 attendees but quickly grew. Within a short period, Living Waters outgrew its facilities and relocated to Estero. In the fall of 2015, we launched our first multi-site campus in Naples, giving us the tagline, “One Church, Multiple Locations.”

God gave Pastor Ed a desire to make a difference in Southwest Florida. He often passionately compels each of us to reach out to our community through everyday relationships, share our stories of what God has done in our lives, and show God’s grace and love.

Today over one thousand people attend weekend worship experiences and small groups at multiple campuses in Southwest Florida. God is working at Living Waters. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple, and people are free to go after God with passion!


Living Waters is interdenominational in makeup and strategically aligned with several organizations:

The Willow Creek Association, the Assemblies of God, The Grow Network, and a Relating Gateway Church.