Loving and serving the Lord and our neighbors in Cocoa, FL

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Jane Cruz

I was born in England, then moved to Australia with my family as a child and later in life moved to the Bahamas where I was married and had my son Jeremy. We came to Miami in 1989, and after moving to Cocoa, I eventually joined the staff at FUMC Cocoa in 1994. There has seldom been […]

Alesia Bottema

I feel so honored and blessed to be used as a guide for children and youth to grow in relationship with God. My goal is to treat each child/youth with love and compassion, while teaching them about the love of Jesus. We focus on Biblical readings and each child’s growth in relationship with Christ. My view is, if […]

Marsha Hayes

Marsha is dedicated to managing our Shepherd’s Closet Thrift Store that makes good quality, low cost clothing, home furnishings, and furniture available to people struggling to make ends meet in our community. Volunteers are always need to serve in this ministry. Note: Messages to Marsha will be sent to Jane Cruz and then given to Marsha.

Gary Belflower

Gary has served as the Facility Manager of this church for more than 40 years. Gary knows every nook and cranny of the buildings and faithfully keeps the campus and grounds humming. He is a wonderful Christian man, and a delight to have on staff. Note: Messages to Gary will be sent to Jane Cruz and then given […]


John B. Gill, III

I was born into a parsonage family, and after exploring the possibility of a career as a teacher or lay professional in the church, ultimately answered God’s call to the ministry. I have been a pastor since 1985, serving a number of congregations throughout Florida, and for several years, on staff of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. […]