Joy Metropolitan Community Church began in a living room in November 1978. It grew, and grew until it eventually became the huge success it is today. The church from the very beginning has supported the LGBTQ community. In 1980 JMC Church joined in a Gay Pride Celebration. Six years later, they sponsored the first AIDS vigil in Orlando. The vision of the church continues as “to share and embody the love of Jesus Christ, without barriers, as we journey together with God.” Rev. Lisa Heilig encourages all to come celebrate and learn about what faith has to offer to the LGBTQ community.