The idea for a south Fort Worth mercy clinic emerged when the needs of the 76110 community encountered the tenacity and experience of Dr. Rebekah Naylor. Dr. Naylor, a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, spent over 35 years serving with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Bangalore, India as surgeon, chief of medical staff, administrator and medical superintendent, and associate medical superintendent.
Dr. Naylor returned to North Texas in 2009 only to be confronted by the needs of the underserved at home. Partnering with Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, Dr. Naylor drew upon her experience as founder and director of multiple medical programs to guide a group of dedicated volunteers in establishing Mercy Clinic Fort Worth in 2011.
In addition to serving as the chairman of the board, Dr. Naylor teaches at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and has taught adjunctively at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to her responsibilities at Mercy Clinic and UT Southwestern, Dr. Naylor serves as a Healthcare Consultant (USA) for Baptist Global Response and is on the Global Health Committee at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Naylor has also been honored as one of Fort Worth Business Press’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes.