About Us

Who we are and where we're headed as a church family.​

Engaging people to build a community that loves Jesus and loves others

Who we are

Here's the deal, Belle Isle Community Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Belle Isle Community Church is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, Belle Isle Community Church is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome here. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of our family.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.

Our History

God established the church to be his vehicle for people to experience God’s love and salvation. So, with great joy, God planted a church in Pine Castle, Florida to be a beacon of hope.

In the late 1800s, early settlers met for worship and Sunday School in the schoolhouse, blacksmith’s shop and homes. The Union Church, constructed in 1901, housed the Methodist, Baptist, and Missionary Alliance congregations. Methodist circuit riders served Pine Castle until 1943 when a full-time minister could be afforded.

In March of 1958, construction of the fellowship hall was completed and served as the sanctuary for the church. The two-story educational building was completed in 1962. God blessed the people because of their faithfulness, and it was decided to build the present sanctuary. The first service was held on March 12, 1967.

A Lighthouse

In 1974, Pine Castle was given a prophecy that it would be a lighthouse to the community to shine forth the Good News. The need of God’s church to be God’s light in a bleak and sinful world is as great as ever. Our heart is to help people discover God’s call in their lives, to know God’s love, to feel His security and to build relationships within his family.

Now we have a wonderful sense of God’s destiny for today and eternity. As we ponder the echoes of the past, may we reflect our hope in God as our guiding light for the future.

Our Best Days Are Ahead

During the first six months of 2022, our Leadership Team, Lay Ministry Team, and a few other members of our church navigated us through a rebranding process.

More than just a name or a new color scheme, we sought the heart and direction of God for our church. We listened, patiently, for His voice. And He responded.

One word kept coming up: Community.

Pine Castle UMC is now Belle Isle Community Church.