• Raph (Pr. Raphael Fernandes)
Pr. Raph
Senior Pastor

Raphael was born on August 25, 1982. Raphael Fernandes is a son of a business family. He was ordained to ministry in 2009 but since 2004, he has been full time dedicated to church planting. As a teenager and youth leader, he led around 400 to a disciple life-style in a local church in Brazil. He was sent in 2011 to the USA to be the lead pastor of a project in Pensacola, FL. In 2012, he became the senior pastor of the brand new church, Vine Fort Myers; with training in missiology (1999 studied at Youth with a Mission) and a heart to teach and make disciples (graduated in Pastoral Ministry at The Vine Biblical Institute – 2009) Pastor Raphael is passionate for Southwest Florida and its local culture. He got married to Juliana in 2004 and together have three sons (Andre, Pedro and Joab-who is now in heaven). He studied Civil Engineering and has a Physics Bachelor from University Catholic of Goias which made possible 7 years of being a high school teacher.

  • Tulio (Tulio Freitas)
Supervisor - Enjoy

Tulio is the supervisor of our Enjoy Movement. He teaches, preaches and oversees all functions of our Youth Network here in Vine Fort Myers.

  • Ju (Juliana Fernandes)
  • Gabi (Gabriela Desiree)
Ju (Kids Pastor)
Vine Kids Pastor - Pr. Ju

Juliana Fernandes stuided at University Catholic of Goias. She has a bachelor in Nursing. After living for a year in the United States she became a student of Youth with a Mission. She's married to Pastor Raphael and has actively participated in the planting of churches along with her husband. Her dream is to generate many disciples out of children through LifeGoups throughout the community of Southwest Florida speadring God's kingdom.

Supervisor - Vine Kids

Gabriela Desiree is one of our First graduates of seminary in Vine Church Fort Myers. She was part of the first team that helped plant our church. She is currently majoring in Church Administration at South Florida Bible College. Her dream is, "to spend the days of her life fulfilling the purpose of God and impact this generation of children with the love of God so that they may also impact the next generation and so on until the coming of Jesus."

  • Andres Giraldo
  • Bruna Kanup
  • Brytne Wells
  • Marinho Guilherme
  • Isabelle Paris
  • Nathan
  • Nick Dos Santos
  • Thainara Costa
  • Trenton Tombs
Seminary Student

Andres is a Full-Time Seminary Student. He is part of our Young Adults network. He is also part of our maintenance team.

Seminary Student

Bruna is a Full-Time Seminary Student. She was born in Sao Pualo, Brazil. She is a part of our Kids and Enjoy Network.

Seminary Student

Brytne is a Full-Time Seminary Student. She was born in Illinois, USA. Brytne is a leader-in-training in both Enjoy and Kids Network.

Seminary Student

Marinho, also known as Gui, is a Full-Time Seminary Student. He was born in Ipatinga, Brazil. Gui is a leader in our Enjoy Network.

Seminary Student

Isabelle is a Full-Time Seminary Student. She was born in Campo Largo - Parana, Brazil. Isabelle is part of the Enjoy and Kids Network. Also, she is part of our Media team.

Seminary Student

Nathan is a Full-Time Seminary Student. He is part of our Enjoy Network.

Seminary Student

Nick is a Full-Time Seminary Student. He is a leader-in-training in our Enjoy Network.

Seminary Student

Thainara is a Full-Time Seminary Student. She is part of our Kids Network.

Seminary Student

Trenton, also known as Trent, is a Full-Time Seminary Student. Trent was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Leader of the FGCU group in our network Enjoy U.