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.

A Solid Foundation

Week 31 – A solid foundation   A couple of weeks ago, I saw a news report that in Florida several houses  were swallowed up up in a massive sinkhole. Sinkholes often form when acidic rainwater dissolves limestone or similar rock beneath the soil, leaving a large void that collapses when it’s no longer able to…

Windermere Resolutions – Week 30

Week 30 – Windermere Resolutions   This week Windermere has about 1200 guests on our campus. That is a ton of people. Our primary mission at Windermere is to provide a Christian setting for life change. In reflecting on all the camps we do and all the other groups who stay with us like – family…

Ladders – Week 29

Week 29 – Ladders A couple of weeks ago, Windermere hosted a unique mission camp. The group was part of a ministry called Serve Management Group. They specialize in providing a top notch missions experience. They were able to enjoy the fun of camp while at the same time working on roofing 5 Cedar Grove cabins,…