Make plans to attend the 2017 Summer Conference in Naples, FL, hosted by John Patterson of First Baptist Church of Naples. This four day experience is a great way for Media Ministers and their families to connect, worship, learn and have fun. The cost to attend the conference is $275 for members and covers all transportation and scheduled meals. Spouses can be added for $60 and children can be added for $30 each (MAX price of $60.00). All members wanting to attend must be current on their annual dues to register.


Our 2017 conference begins Tuesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. when buses depart from Naples Grande Hotel for First Baptist Church of Naples. We will have a great evening of fantastic food, fellowship and reconnection. We will have the opportunity to tour FBCNaples and see their newly renovated Chapel.

Our keynote speaker Todd McMichen ( will speak to us on Wednesday and inspire us to engage our ministry like we have never done before. His years of experience in church growth and giving has made him uniquely gifted to address our group.

In addition, we will have various break-out sessions designed to help engage both the Media and Communications ministry leader.

Keep an eye out in the next month as the final schedule will be released via the MMMA Facebook group page.

Our Hotel

Our host hotel is the Naples Grande Resort located right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel offers a warm and effortless level of hospitality that greets you as you enjoy the beach property that sets the standard for treating guests and families to endless activities, incredible nearby sights, and an unmatched level of service and attention. You will be able to relax, rest and engage as you “recharge” for ministry while here at the Naples Grande.

The hotel has received the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Spouses and Children

My wife Jennifer Patterson (, 239-287-3371) is working on the schedule for spouses and children and will be publishing the schedule soon. Be on the lookout on the MMMA Facebook group page…

I look forward to seeing you all at the MMMA 2017 Summer Conference in beautiful Naples, Florida!