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Central Florida Community

The Central Florida REC Community serves the tri-county area of Citrus, Marion, Sumter, and Lake Counties to bring the REC events to county jails. In August, 2007 the REC program was brought to Central Florida from Louisville, KY. The first Florida REC took place in June, 2008 at the Sumter County Detention Center in Bushnell. Since that time REC weekends have been held numerous times at Central Florida County Detention Centers. Download our brochure (PDF format). If you are interested in volunteering see the information on our Volunteers page


Monthly REC gatherings are held in the following Florida county jails: Sumter County Jail: Monthly gatherings at the Sumter County Detention Center are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Community Board of Central Florida

The following organizations have donated resources to support the REC ministry in Central Florida. Sponsorship can include giving financial donations, facility support, and logistics support.


  • REC of Louisville, KY

  • New Covenant United Methodist Church, The Villages, FL

  • Village View Community Church, Summerfield, FL

  • North Lake Presbyterian Church, Lady Lake, FL

  • SouthPoint, Bushnell, FL

  • Community United Methodist Church, Fruitland Park, FL

  • Faith Presbyterian Church

  • Lake Deaton United Methodist Church



Want to Make a Donation to REC?


Residents Encounter Christ (Central Florida) is an inter-denominational Christian ministry that brings the Good News of God’s grace to residents of jails in Florida. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible and very much appreciated.


If you are interested in making a donation by check, we encourage you to send a check made payable to "REC" to the following address:


Residents Encounter Christ (Central Florida)

P.O. Box 474

Oxford, Florida 34484-0474


Thank you. We appreciate your support!

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