Ministers

Nicholas Griffin, Ph.D. ~ Visiting Minister

Dr. Nicholas Griffin will be welcomed by Unity of Naples as Visiting Minister during the summer months.  Nicholas is known to the congregation, since he was Transitional Minister of the church for nine months a few years ago.  During that time, he conceived a real affection for the church and its membership and looks forward very much to spending more time in Naples.  
Nicholas has been active in ministry for over forty years and has served many Unity and community churches since his ordination in 1967.  He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, England, and Glasgow University, Scotland.  Nicholas holds graduate degrees in history and philosophy from institutions in this country and abroad and holds the PhD. Degree, besides his ordination.  
His wife, the Reverend Carole Griffin, supports him in his ministry when able, but is now semi-retired.  They live in Washington State's beautiful San Juan Islands.
Nicholas was trained in public discourse, and is a life member of The Oxford Union, the University's famous debating society.
Nicholas will be available to counsel or visit during his stay and will be readily accessible by phone or in person, should a need arise.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming September 9th, 2018 - Rev. Mark Anthony Lord, our new Minister

About Rev. Mark Anthony Lord 
Rev. Mark Anthony Lord is an ordained Minister, Visionary Leader, and Author.  He is the Founder of the Bodhi Spiritual Center, Chicago.  Since its humble inception from his living room in 2003, Bodhi has grown into a flourishing community where thousands of people sought out Mark’s wisdom each week by attending Sunday services, weekly classes, and podcasts.  His personal mission is to awaken people to their inherent joy, freedom, and courage to be fully expressed.
Rev. Mark is an expert in the area of spirituality and 12-step recovery.  He has assisted people of all paths in awakening to the Spirit within that is deeply personal and greater than any addiction, trauma or fear.  He has facilitated Spirituality in Recovery workshops at many 12-step conferences, churches, and treatment centers across the country. 
He is the creator and coach for Community First, a year-long training program helping New Thought Churches create home groups for greater care, connection, and belonging.  He also coaches Ministers all over North America in leadership and church growth.
He is the author of two books, The Seven Living Words, an illuminated perspective on the seven last words of Jesus, and Thou Shall Not Suffer, 7 steps to a life of Joy.
A passionate, life-long learner, Mark received his Licensed Unity Teacher certification in 1995, became a Religious Science Practitioner in 2000, and received his Master’s in Divinity from Holmes Institute in 2003 at Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles.  He has also studied at Oneness University in India.