Central Florida Community
The Central Florida REC Community serves the tri-county area of 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 every six months at the Sumter County Detention Center. 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. Weekly Ministry Marion County Jail: Every Friday a team of three men go to the Marion County Jail for nine hours to visit men in a lock down and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. This Ministry has a dire need for men to serve. If you are interested, please contact Troy O'Brien at Village View Community Church.
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
First Church of God, Bushnell, FL
Community United Methodist Church, Fruitland Park, FL
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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