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.

Giving – Week 45

Dear Windermere friends and family, Week 45 – Giving I noticed recently that there is a moving towards giving celebrated every year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The idea is simple. Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday when retailers are spending money at their peak. I guess ‘Giving Tuesday‘ is for those who wish to turn spending on its head and focus…

Growing – Week 44

Week 44 – Growing   I am spending a little time evaluating our year’s results and making plans for2018. The key word in my mind is – growth. The surest sign of healthiness is evidence of growing. Whether you are a church, a Christian or a nonprofit ministry like Windermere, everyone is seeking growth.  …