Meet Pastor Bays


Reverend Ziggie Bays

Senior Pastor


Zig Bays is a second career pastor. Prior to entering the ministry, Zig was a banker in Naples and Fort Myers area for over twenty years. Zig was licensed as a Local Pastor in The United Methodist Church in 2010.

Theological Education: Indiana Wesleyan University and Candler School of Theology (Emory University).

Fun Facts About Pastor Bays

Countries Travelled
Most of the travels out of the United States occurred while serving in the United States Navy. While in the Navy became a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club and the order of the Shellbacks. While serving in the Navy, I visited Viet Nam, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
Languages That Rev, Bays can speak
Favorite Bible passage
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” and Romans 8:38-39 - And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Favorite Books
I enjoy reading and especially enjoy the writings of Robert Morgan, Lovett Weems, Bill Hybels, and David Jeremiah. The following books have inspired and challenged me to live out my faith. "Unfinished" by Richard Stearns, "Just Walk Across the Room" by Bill Hybels, "The Lord is My Shepherd" by Robert Morgan, and "What’s So Amazing About Grace" by Phillip Yancey.
Favorite Colors
Orange and Blue. This also ties into my favorite college team.
Favorite Movie
RV starring Robin Williams. If you have ever had a teenage daughter you will appreciate this movie.


I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

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