Florida

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

These pages cannot contain the whole in describing Saturday, September 30, 2017! This was food distribution day at Countryside Wesleyan in Alva, Florida. We were ministering to our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Irma. As we began our sharing of food and supplies, a...
Brooksville Residents in Need of Post-Hurricane Assistance

Brooksville Residents in Need of Post-Hurricane Assistance

Wesleyan Village, a senior, Christian retirement center in Brooksville, Florida, was in the direct path of Hurricane Irma. Since that time, conversations throughout Wesleyan Village are heard over and over again praising God for his continued protection and mercy...
Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

This video from CNN shares the devastation Puerto Rico has sustained, including a segment about Wesleyan Academy, a Wesleyan school significantly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Supplies are now being shipped to Puerto Rico and funds are needed to cover the cost of these...
Hispanic church multiplication in Florida

Hispanic church multiplication in Florida

There are eight Wesleyan Hispanic churches in Florida. Most of them are developing churches, but a few are multi-staff congregations. Hispanic church multiplication in the Florida District began with Revs. Edwin and Gloria Cortes, co-pastors from Puerto Rico. In 1994,...
​Church Experience celebrating two years of services

​Church Experience celebrating two years of services

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to...
​Former Florida District superintendent passes away

​Former Florida District superintendent passes away

Rev. Raymond Kensell of Brooksville, Fla., passed away December 14, 2016. He was 89. Rev. Kensell began pastoring in The Wesleyan Church in 1954 and pastored numerous churches throughout the South. In 1983 he became district superintendent for the Florida District, a...
​Church of the Jordan impacting lives in “tough” Florida city

​Church of the Jordan impacting lives in “tough” Florida city

We planted Church of the Jordan* in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, in March of 2014. The launch team met in five different schools and locations until God led us to rent an existing church in Port Saint Lucie. After the existing congregation moved to another city and that...
A pastor’s surrender leads to birth of Resonate Church

A pastor’s surrender leads to birth of Resonate Church

God put a passion in my heart to plant a church back in 2006, but fear and the unknown prevented me from surrendering my life to plant a church for six years. However, I finally surrendered to God’s will and spoke the words that we read in Isaiah 6:8,...
Landscape of Florida savanna changing as church plant grows

Landscape of Florida savanna changing as church plant grows

On a vision trip to Florida, Joe and Jennifer Jackson were asked to drive to a specific area to discern if that might be a place God would call them to plant a church. Along the route Jennifer prayed out loud for the Lord to show them if this would be the place....
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...