Florida GMC Launches Today Welcomes New Churches

Dear Florida GMC Family,

Today is a day we have been waiting for: the Florida Provisional Conference of the Global Methodist Church is officially active! We give thanks to God for all He has done to get us this far. I’m reminded of something Maxie Dunnam taught me, “God’s grace will never take us where God’s grace won’t sustain us.” God’s grace has indeed sustained us through so much. Now we get to see how His grace will fuel this new movement to grow His kingdom!


Before we celebrate all the new churches that have joined the Florida GMC, we continue to acknowledge all the people in our state dealing with the aftermath of Idalia. We encourage you to please read the email that our Florida GMC Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Laura Lambert, sent the day before yesterday. It’s full of details on how you and your church can help.


Today we welcome the following 31 churches into the Florida GMC:


North District 

Crossroad Church (Jacksonville)

First Methodist Church of Live Oak

Macclenny Methodist Church 

First Methodist Church of Monticello 

Orange Park Methodist Church

Spring Glen Methodist Church (Jacksonville)

Tallahassee Korean Methodist Church


Central North District 

Altoona Methodist Church

First Methodist Church of Apopka 

Community Methodist Church (Casselberry)

Evinston Methodist Church

First Methodist Church of Florahome 

Grace Methodist Church (Lake Mary)

Green Cove Springs Methodist Church

Paisley Methodist Church

First Methodist Church of Starke 


Central South District 

Belle Isle Community Church (Orlando)

Frostproof Methodist Church

Ft. Meade Methodist Church

Zolfo Springs Methodist Church


South District

Bay Point Church (Nokomis)

Community Methodist Church (Belle Glade)

Estero Church (7/13) 

Iglesia Metodista Unida Westwood (Miami)

Lake Magdalene Methodist Church (Tampa)

Lakeview Christian Church (Lake Placid) 

Oasis de Restauracion (Miami)

Old Miakka Methodist Church (Sarasota)

Pine Level Methodist Church (Arcadia)

Tamiami Methodist Church (Miami)

Trinity Methodist Church (Arcadia) 


We have many more churches in the process of joining the Florida GMC and expect to have between 130-140 by the first quarter of 2024. Praise God! We also have six church plants blossoming, and we look forward to sharing more about them in the weeks to come.


Lastly, registration for Homecoming, our first-ever Florida GMC Event, will soon close. We already have well over 650 registered! Our venue will only hold 800, so please register below before it’s too late. J.D. Walt and Bishop Mark Webb are ready to welcome you along with the Florida Conference Cabinet. We are excited to watch the Holy Spirit work in our midst, and we’ll announce the dates and venue of the convening annual conference. The day before we’ll have the first candidacy retreat for people called to become Florida GMC clergy. We already have 20…and the majority of them are in their 20s! God is good!


Please join me in celebrating all that God has done! We give Him all the glory! God bless you!

All God’s love,
Jay Therrell 
President pro tempore

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