Evangelical leaders in Florida press Trump on DACA | Tampa Bay Times Trump to decide fate of 800,000 immigrant children on Tuesday Advocates for Dreamers continue an aggressive public campaign to influence President Donald Trump and now Florida religious leaders have joined the fray.
Community leaders met Thursday to talk about ways to help the homeless in Seminole County. The Symposium at Harvest Time International brought together leaders from government, the faith community and the non-profit sector. Central Florida Commission on Homelessness CEO Shelley Lauten said one of the challenges is making it easier for the homeless to get access to care.
The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness has taken a housing first approach, trying to get families into homes so they can get the services they need. How's that strategy playing out in Seminole County? County Commissioner John Horan and Shelley Lauten and Joel Hunter from the Commission on Homelessness discuss the way forward.
Joel Hunter has been one of Central Florida's foremost religious leaders, synonymous for more than three decades with Longwood's evangelical megachurch Northland, A Church Distributed. But within the next couple of months, Hunter, 69, plans to step down from the calling he once thought he would devote the rest of his life to and start a new ministry for the poor and homeless.
Joel Hunter has announced that he is stepping down as a senior pastor in Orlando megachurch Northland Church to go beyond the walls of the house of worship and minister to the poor and the homeless.
Orlando Sentinel Snapshot: Pulse nightclub shooting: One year later we focus on victims, survivors, faith, preservation and the community
Daniel Kelsey, 32, and Heather Kelsey, 30, were found dead on the side of I-4 near DeLand, their three sons were buckled into their SUV with its engine still running. The two died from lethal doses of fentanyl, a drug that is at least 50 times stronger than heroin.
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America By Frances FitzGerald Simon & Schuster, 2017 In the hallway just outside the sanctuary of the midsize Southern Baptist church I grew up in hung a small cork board for posting announcements and other information.
One year later, CNN's Anderson Cooper returns to the Pulse nightclub. "CNN Special Report: The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub" airs Friday, June 30 at 10 P.M.
By Jim Leusner & Barry Glenn With Contributions by Dan Tracy, Cheri Henderson, Peter Kerasotis and Michael McLeod Joel Hunter Roberto Gonzalez 1. Joel Hunter Senior Pastor, Northland, A Church Distributed In Hunter's 32 years as Northland's pastor, the nondenominational Longwood-based church has grown from 200 worshipers to more than 20,000 taking part locally and worldwide, including congregations in Oviedo, Eustis and multitudes via the Web.
This past January, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, along with the most expansive participating number of organizations and volunteers to date, conducted Central Florida's annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The PIT Count, an actual physical count of homeless individuals, serves as an annual gauge to capture the number of persons or families in a community who meet the federal definition of homeless, as defined by the U.S.