About First Orlando
First Baptist Orlando loves our city and is passionate about family. A growing, diverse, trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) church, we value everyone, generously investing ourselves to create a warm welcome and lifeline for people from all walks of life to find a place to call home. With a rich legacy of 150 years, we have journeyed side by side, laughing, crying, praying, sharing and taking care of each other and our city. We believe our very best days are ahead of us. We look like Orlando: Diverse, hospitable, high energy & technologically savvy. We gather together weekly, we find community in groups and events, and we serve in and outside of the church. We’re on a mission to follow Jesus and lead others to do the same, and we know our young families in the Orlando area looking for diverse community and do-able, healthy answers to real problems they face.
About our city
Orlando, which is known for its theme parks, has a metro population of 2.4 million and the median age is 36.8. The Orlando metro area is among the largest and fastest growing in Florida. It is also one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations with roughly 67 million visitors annually. Orlando’s economy has strong business and professional services as well as tourism components, distribution, high-tech, defense contracting, and healthcare also are prevalent. Orlando residents enjoy a remarkable quality of life, highlighted by a sunny climate, professional sports teams, outdoor recreational activities, cultural venues, world-famous attractions and beaches nearby.