Lead Pastor

Dr. Donald Neace

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Pastor Neace came to Cape Coral from Virginia where he pastored churches in Big Stone Gap and Dublin, VA.  He also served as the State Pastor for VA for ten years.  Chaplain ministry at two correctional facilities in VA was also a passion for Pastor Don. In fact, while pasoring here at Water's Edge, Pastor Don volunteers as a Chaplain with the Cape Coral Police Department.

Originally from southern IL Pastor Don attended John Logan College and was licensed and ordained in the Church of God in Illinois where he served in several positions. He later graduated from Christian Bible College in Rocky Mountain, NC. where he earned his PhD in Philosophy in Theology.

For ten years Pastor Don served as Editor in Chief of Reformation Witness Magazine a national publication and was on the Editorial Advisory Board for One Voice Magazine also a national publication. He has served as a teacher, evangelist, and guest lecturer at many churches, camp meetings, and national church gatherings. A published author, Pastor Don has received numerous journalism awards in Illinois and Virginia.

He is married to his wife of 40 years, Lisa, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.

You can reach Pastor Don anytime by telephone or text at 239-201-0786, by e-mail at, or by dropping by the pastor’s study during regular office hours. As a general rule, he is at the church on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (9 am to 1 pm).

In his "free time" Pastor Don serves as a chaplain for the Cape Coral Police. He can also be found fishing, reading a book, or trying any of the fine eateries in the Cape. 

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