• Cape Coral
    • Fort Myers Central
    • Fort Myers Shores
    • Fort Myers Trinity
    • Sarasota

Cape Coral Campus

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Service Times

Contemporary

Saturday | 5pm
Sunday | 10am, 11:30am

Traditional

Sunday | 8:30am

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Friday

6:45pm

Address

13 SE 21st Place
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Campus Pastor

Wes Olds

Fort Myers Central Campus

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Service Times

Contemporary

Sunday | 10am
Wednesday | 6:30pm

Traditional

Sunday | 11:30am

Breakfast Church

Sunday | 8:30am

Celebrate Recovery

Monday

6:45pm

 

Address

2415 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Campus Pastor

Ed Horne

Fort Myers Shores Campus

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Service Times

Contemporary

Sunday | 10am
Wednesday | 6:30pm

Traditional

Sunday | 8:30am

 

Address

14036 Matanzas Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Campus Pastor

Shari Lacey

Fort Myers Trinity Campus

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Service Times

Traditional

Sunday | 11:30am

Dinner Church

Tuesday | 5:30pm

Address

2979 Lincoln Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Campus Pastor

Heather Evans

Sarasota Campus

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Service Times

Sunday

9:41am

 

Contact

941.966.3306

Office Hours

Monday 10am-3pm
Tuesday 10am-3pm
Friday 10am-3pm

Address

8521 Vamo Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

Campus Pastor

Patti Nemazie

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Cape Coral Campus

13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral, FL 33990, 239.574.7161

 

Fort Myers Shores Campus

14036 Matanzas Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905, 239.694.2797

 

Fort Myers Central Campus

2415 Grand Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, 239.334.3160

 

Fort Myers Trinity Campus

2979 Lincoln Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33916, 239.223.7552

 

Sarasota Campus

8521 Vamo Road, Sarasota, FL 34231, 941.966.3306

 

Grace Community Center

4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903, 239.574.7161

Global Leadership Summit 2018

A Message from Pastor Jorge

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Dear Grace Church:

As you may be aware, Willow Creek Community Church, the Willow Creek Association (host of the Global Leadership Summit) and Bill Hybels have been in the news since late March. (See sites below) Accusations of sexual impropriety and abuse of power by Bill Hybels have been made by several women. In the midst of the allegations, Bill Hybels has resigned as Senior Pastor at the Willow Creek Community Church and from the Board of the Willow Creek Association plus he has been removed as a speaker at the 2018 Global Leadership Summit.

As you can imagine, I am personally disappointed and devastated at these allegations. It is no secret that Bill and I are personal friends. He spoke at Grace Church in 2011 and I interviewed Bill in front of 2000 United Methodists at the Florida Annual Conference in 2016. With all this said, you need to know that I have read every blog, article and letter that I could find or was sent to me so that I might be up to speed regarding these allegations. I have been in personal conversation with Dave Wright, our Willow Creek Association Field Team point person and Tom DeVries, President and CEO of the Willow Creek Association. I have also had numerous conversations, emails and texts with four other Lead Pastors of United Methodist congregations in Florida who host the Global Leadership Summit; Kevin Griffin (Crossroads Church), Matthew Hartsfield (Bay Hope Church), Dale Locke (Community of Hope) and Ben Stillwell-Hernandez (First UMC, Homestead). Most importantly and appropriately, the Grace Church Operational Team has met on several occasions to discuss the future of the Global Leadership Summit being hosted at Grace Church given these allegations.

This is to inform you that we have decided to not host the 2018 Global Leadership Summit. There is one primary reason. After careful and prayerful consideration, your pastors are concerned that even with Bill’s absence at the Summit, the unresolved accusations create a cloud of suspicion over the Summit. We in no way want to endanger the integrity and reputation of Grace Church.

I have had the awesome privilege of serving in Southwest Florida for 22 years. In this time, I have become close friends with Dennis Gingerich, the Founding Pastor of Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral (capechristian.com). He along with a handful of other Cape Coral pastors and I have met most Mondays for lunch for 22 years. Cory Demmel is the new Lead Pastor and a Global Leadership Summit host veteran. They have graciously picked up the responsibility of hosting the 2018 Global Leadership Summit at their beautiful Cape Coral campus for 2018.

 

Because of Jesus,
Jorge Acevedo, Lead Pastor

 

Articles on Bill Hybels accusations:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/march/bill-hybels-misconduct-willow-creek-john-nancy-ortberg.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-willow-creek-pastor-20171220-story.html

https://www.willowcreek.org/en/willow-creek-response-to-local-media

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180323/willow-creeks-hybels-i-respect-women-i-have-never-been-unfaithful

https://www.willowcreek.org/en/willow-creek-response-to-local-media?utm_source=WCA+Bill+Hybels+Updates&utm_campaign=f3f87ffca3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1106c074de-f3f87ffca3-214089717

http://www.johnortberg.com/observations-on-the-chicago-tribune-article-re-willow-creek-leadership/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/april/bill-hybels-resigns-willow-creek-misconduct-allegations.html

https://veritasbetold.wixsite.com/website

https://vondadyer.weebly.com/blog/vonda-dyers-statement-re-chicago-tribune-and-bill-hybels

http://www.nancylbeach.com/blog/2018/4/11/why-we-cant-move-on

https://www.nancylortberg.com/

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/april/bill-hybels-willow-creek-promises-investigation-allegations.html

https://factsandtrends.net/2018/05/10/willow-creek-apologizes-says-some-hybels-allegations-are-true/

https://www.willowcreek.org/en/elder-update-two

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