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Caylee Anthony Remembered at First Baptist Orlando

February 21, 2013

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By David Ettinger (Published Feb. 11, 2009) Despite fears of protests and disruptions, the memorial for Caylee Marie Anthony turned out to be a calm respite despite the storm that has engulfed the Anthony family. The February 10 morning service at First Baptist Church of Orlando was every bit a call for people to give […]

Joe Gibbs Delivers Powerful Message of Salvation

May 6, 2010

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By David Ettinger With a gentle spirit and simple yet powerful message, NFL Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs took the Gospel to Central Florida and saw more than 200 people give their lives to Jesus Christ. Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as head coach of the Washington Redskins and took home two NASCAR […]

Behind-Bars Baptisms

May 5, 2010

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By David Ettinger Note: No cameras were allowed inside the facility, so no pictures were taken. It was an impactful experience for First Orlando Senior Pastor David Uth. “Walking into a room filled with prisoners of all types and realizing that we are all one in Christ was amazing,” he said. “I understood that there […]

A Baptism Marriage Proposal

May 5, 2010

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By David Ettinger For Becky Henry, it was a total surprise. For Todd Render, it was a moment he will never forget. Caption: Todd Render comes up out of the water after being baptized. The two First Orlando members became engaged on Sunday, July 28, during the 10:45 a.m. “Not Ashamed” baptism celebration. “I knew […]

Healthcare In the Name of Christ

May 4, 2010

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By David Ettinger Healthcare reform is a prime topic these days. But where the vast majority of people are only talking about it, longtime First Orlando members Marvin Hardy (whose father served as First Orlando’s attorney) and Rick Fletcher are actually doing something about it. Caption: Marvin Hardy, left, and Rick Fletcher stand outside of […]