Florida District

Wesleyans in the news: October 11

Wesleyans in the news: October 11

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Brooksville residents receive training to care for dementia patients...
Doubt turns to determination

Doubt turns to determination

Pastor Fernando Martinez and his family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in December 2017 to plant a church in the United States. He has been in full-time ministry for 26 years, predominantly in Colombia, South America. The transition to the United States has not been an...
Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Make WERF donations here. “It is with confidence in our God, gratitude for the Church and a request for continued prayer and relief ministry that I write,” said General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt. “The Wesleyan Church has been an ‘immediate responder’ in the many...
WERF Activation Update

WERF Activation Update

Click the following link to donate:  http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Volunteers for clean-up and roof repair can contact Poured Out at poured-out.org. General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt is activating the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund in response to...
Florida and South Coastal Districts Irma Reports

Florida and South Coastal Districts Irma Reports

Florida District Superintendent Patrick Styers has yet to hear from three churches located in the hardest-hit areas in the state. He says initial reports are positive with no people harmed and minimal property damage incurred, but significant debris. “The greatest...
One Sunday, two firsts

One Sunday, two firsts

National Church Multiplication Sunday, June 4, marked two interrelated firsts. A denomination-wide emphasis on church plants and revitalizations, and the first time John and Shanda Croft worshiped in their new church home, Crosstown Fellowship Church, in Port St....
​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...
​U.S. Wesleyan churches report Hurricane Matthew damage

​U.S. Wesleyan churches report Hurricane Matthew damage

After Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in Haiti and the Caribbean, it swept along the East Coast of the United States. It has destroyed the livelihood of many Americans. According to CBS News, Hurricane Matthew has caused at least $10 billion dollars in damages, and is...
​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....
Armigers leading once-dying church with the basic tenets of ministry

Armigers leading once-dying church with the basic tenets of ministry

Though still small in numbers, the church is growing and thriving To many who know them, Tom and Vangie Armiger are ministry veterans. The couple has been in ministry together their entire married lives of 40 years. Tom has served in various capacities: youth pastor,...
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...
Florida District generous to Cuban churches

Florida District generous to Cuban churches

Pastor Pedro Lopez* attended the Florida District Conference in July. A spontaneous offering of $1,500 was received to assist with five new church plants in Cuba for one year. Then, due to the diligent effort of Pastor Judi Baxter, the “Wheels for Jesus Project” was...