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.

Hosptality week 5

Week 5 – Hospitality   Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2   The first and perhaps the largest part of Windermere’s ministry is hospitality. Nearly every one of the visitors to Windermere sleeps in a nice warm bed and goes through the…

Week 48 – A Servant Leader

Dear Windermere friends and family, Week 48 – A servant leader This week, I am working on donor development. When I am asked  to describe my preferred leadership style – I choose the term servant leader. The idea of a servant carries a less than admired picture. A servant is sometimes considered a person under control of…

Week 45 – God’s Will   When Windermere gets to the end of the year, it seems we are always trying to reach our end of the year goals, especially our financial goals. The bottom line is this -Windermere needs donor support. I must admit I get anxious and a little tense this time of year.…

Windermere Friends,   Week 44 – Subtraction versus addition   This weekend I had the flu. It was a lost weekend full of fever, a sore throat, congestion and the aches. I prayed God would just take it away. I get that way when I am faced with challenges and uphill battles. I’m grateful, God…