Coffee With George: Joel Hunter on his journey of faith, helping homeless, relationship with Barack Obama
Joel Hunter walks the walk of spirituality and faith with scars that have tested his devotion to a higher power in this universe… Tragedies can either break a man and his faith, or make it stronger. Joel Hunter has chosen…
Wendover Housing Partners Gets Approval to Build Central Florida’s First Permanent Supportive Housing Community
The City of Sanford Planning and Zoning Commission approved the project on September 6, clearing the way for construction to begin in December. The project, called Warley Park, will be an 85-unit multifamily affordable housing community for homeless
Hunter left Northland last year, the church he built into one of the largest in Central Florida, to become a full-time volunteer helping homeless families in Central Florida. …His goal: “to knit together an entire community response to effectively help those who are needy and homeless.”
In 2007, the Rev. Joel Hunter formed a creation care team at his Northland evangelical megachurch in central Florida. “Creation care” describes a movement within the U.S. Christian community to better steward God’s creation, aka the Earth—it is, in short, environmentalism for the faithful. Many embraced Hunter’s initiative. Many did not.
Children’s Trust Campaign Gaining Momentum Quickly Receives 500 Petition Signatures for Mayor Jacobs and Commission
“The Children’s Trust is not an effort to discredit the millions of dollars Orange County currently spends on our children,” said Dr. Joel Hunter, former Senior Pastor at Northland Church and current Chairman of the Community Resource Network.
Shelley W. Lauten was tapped to be chief executive officer of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness in October 2016. The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board recently reached out to Lauten to ask about the rewards and frustrations of her tenure. Q: Looking back, what was your greatest challenge?