Reverend Dr. Douglas A. Learned

Reverend Dr. Douglas A. Learned
Pastor/ Head of Staff
Phone: (239) 213-5223
Email administered by Assistant to the Pastor: pastor@mooringschurch.org

Pastoral Emergency Phone Number: (239) 213-1582.
When calling this number, your call will be answered by the pastor on call. Please use for pastoral emergencies only.

Doug Learned has served in ministry for over twenty years, and began his service as the Senior Pastor of The Moorings Presbyterian Church in 2012.  Before coming to Naples, he worked as the Executive Pastor of The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching, and has a wide range of mission experience in the United States and other countries including Cuba, South  Africa, Guatemala,Thailand, Myanmar and Poland.

Doug has a special interest in Christian visual arts, and he encourages the work of all artists in the congregation.  He is known for his biblical preaching and sense of humor, as well as the anecdotes he weaves into his messages concerning the natural settings and culture of Southwest Florida.

Favorite Scriptures:
“Go therefore and make disciples…” —Matthew 28:19

 “The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”  —Philippians 4:5b-6

Favorite teachings:

Question:       What is your only comfort in life and death?

Answer:             That I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
—First Question and Answer of The Heidelberg Catechism

Question:      What is the chief end of man?

Answer:        …to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever!
—First Question and Answer of The Shorter Westminster Catechism