John Bailey is excited about the challenges that joining the Windermere team will bring. His background in ministry includes local church work and management at the denominational level. He has led students and mission groups in recreation, camps, and service since the mid-80's. Overarching his life experience is a passion for the kingdom of God in Jesus Christ, a love for missions, and the desire to build a cohesive team wherever he serves. John is a compassionate listener and a loyal worker, as well as being a bridge-builder and a voice of reason in crisis. John and his wife of 30 years, Carol, have served through the local church in Hendersonville, TN; in John's hometown of Memphis, TN; and in Alpharetta, GA, where their two daughters (Christa and Cara) primarily grew up. In the late 90's he joined the team that mobilized students to rehabilitate sub-standard housing, known as World Changers, eventually leading the team as national manager, both through the North American Mission Board of Southern Baptists and at LifeWay Christian Resources. Volunteerism drives a large organization such as World Changers and her companion service model, P2 Missions, a church-starting strategy for students and their leaders. Through John's leadership over 24,000 students and adults were mobilized in 100 one-week projects in over 80 cities annually. John attended Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, and is a graduate of the University of Memphis, BBA. He is also a proud graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MARE.

Windermere Wednesdays (week 7)

Dear Windermere Friends, Week 7 The last couple of weeks, we have been discussing and praying about Windermere’s ministry strategy. If you remember, we said that the mission of Windermere is to provide a Christian environment for life-changing experiences. We said in order to see this mission accomplished Windermere incorporates a 4-step strategy. The first step…

Windermere Wednesdays (week 6)

Dear Windermere Friends, Today is week 6 of our prayer campaign for Windermere. Today we get to talk about Outdoor Adventure! Let’s recall our mission – Windermere seeks to provide a Christian environment for life changing experiences. In the book, When I Relax I Feel Guilty, author Tim Hansel writes that many times we do not give…

Kingdom Work at Windermere

2014 has been an exciting summer at Windermere. Thousands of men, women, teens and children have come through our gates excited to be at Windermere and excited to be at summer camp! They came with lots of expectations.

Most of those expectations were met. They had fun, made friends and worshiped God. But whether they expected it or not they left here with their lives changed.