Landmark Property near Orlando, FL to Be Used as Administrative Center for World Mission


The World Olivet Assembly (WOA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a former Mayfair Inn in Sanford, Florida.

Located in the larger Sanford downtown area, the main building on the property, also called the former Mayfair Inn, faces Lake Monroe and sits next to Fort Mellon Park and Sanford Museum.

Featuring a large lobby and chapel at the center with offices, restrooms, and guest-rooms at the east and west wings, the main building has a rich history dated to 1925. It was first used as a hotel named Forrest Lake and later Hotel Mayfair and Mayfair Inn.

The property was redeveloped for use as Sanford Naval Academy and then from 1977 it became the headquarters of the New Tribes Mission (Christian Organization focusing on evangelizing unreached people groups, translating the Scriptures, now called Ethnos360).

"It is truly joyful for us to acquire this wonderful property with rich history and great location in larger downtown Sanford. WOA plans to use the former Mayfair Inn as its southern headquarters for the denomination allowing our administration to cover more areas especially with the focus on overseas pioneering and mission research to prepare our missionaries to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. With a great location close to the international airport and the size of slightly less than 6 acres, this property fits well to what we have been looking for." shared Pastor Mark Spisak, General Secretary of WOA.

World Olivet Assembly (WOA) is a global denomination of evangelical churches and para-churches that exists for the advancement of world mission. The denomination is structured through regional and national assemblies.

Leaders in the denomination are in the midst of discussions with consultants and the city about more detailed building plans which are yet to be finalized. Further information will be provided as soon as clarity on details is available.

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