New Covenant Lake Deaton Campus

Services on Sundays. See below for times.

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6500 Wesleyan Way, The Villages, FL 34785

(Previously: County Road 143)

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Phone: (352) 750-4529



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Worship Services

Sunday 8:00 am: Blended

Sunday 9:30 am: Blended

Sunday 11:00am: Traditional

Sunday School Classes

Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 am

Campus Nursery

Sunday 9:30 am Service. For children birth to 5 years old.


Handicap accessible and T Coil technology available.




Rev. Jim Divine

Rev. Jim Divine has a passion for seeing people on the fringe of the church become deeply committed followers of Christ. Jim has been in ministry for over 27 years. During his first years in ministry, Jim and his wife Loida served as missionaries in Central Mexico, as part of a church planting team. Since that time, Jim has now spent over 20 years in the United Methodist Church serving in the Florida Annual Conference. During his time within the Florida United Methodist Church Jim has worked for three years within an urban church, helping it work through a process of revisioning, and has launched two new ministries.  The first of these ministries, The Coffee Pub, was launched in Tallahassee, Florida in 1994 as a non-traditional missional ministry geared primarily to reach college students and “mid-twenty-somethings.” Since 2013 Jim has worked as the campus pastor for New Covenant United Methodist Church, launching a new campus that has recently opened its first building and continues to experience rapid growth. Four and half years old, the Lake Deaton Campus is now averaging over 800 in weekly worship and is actively working to develop Fresh Expression ministries such as Dinner Church, Messy Church, Yoga and Bibles and Brew.  

Jim and his wife, Loida, are both Clergy in the Methodist church and they are blessed to have three adult children and three granddaughters.   


Rev. Kristyne Young

Reverend Kristyne Young has been on staff with New Covenant since 2009 For many of those years she worked as the Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries. During that time she started many new children’s ministries. Ministry highlights including BEACH, a Wednesday after-school program that provided a safe place for children to worship and fellowship together, and Teacher’s Kid’s Camp, a camp put on at the start and end of summer. This camp provides childcare for teacher’s children during pre- and post-planning days.

In 2015 she transitioned to a new position at New Covenant UMC, Director of Congregational Life. In the spring of 2016 she graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with her M.Div. and in June of 2016 she was commissioned as a Provisional Deacon at the Florida Annual Conference. Kristyne was ordained as a Deacon in Full Connection with the United Methodist Church in 2019 and now serves alongside the Lake Deaton Campus as the Pastor of Discipleship. She has a heart for developing and encouraging small groups and for connecting the congregation into the life of the church. Kristyne and her husband Toby have two daughters.

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