Who We Are
There's no need to be perfect here. We're a group of imperfect people doing our best to love God and one another, growing as followers of Jesus, and serving our neighbors, community, and the world. We were made to worship together. Our Sunday morning services are opportunities for friends to come together and have a real conversation with God, even in the midst of pain, suffering, and loss. Gathering for worship reminds us that we are better together.
Limona Village Chapel is a United Methodist Church that began in the rural community of Limona in 1916. It was originally a United Brethren Church that began meeting in a small school building. The church eventually bought the school building and moved it to our current property. In 1968, a fire completely ruined the sanctuary. That same year, the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church merged to form The United Methodist Church. Later that year, the new sanctuary was built. Today, Limona Village Chapel continues its heritage of helping people get to know Jesus by living out God's presence through love, growth, and service.
Pastor Bailey grew up in Largo, Florida; earned a business degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland; and received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Duke Divinity School in May 2021. He enjoys baking, playing board games, and making new friends - and right now, he's watching The West Wing on HBO Max with his wife, Allison. Pastor Bailey wants to help people grow in their friendship with Jesus, build bridges between the church and our community, and create a more equitable church and world.