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Dawn and Dusk

I was recently sitting with Lisa watching the sunset. I reflected on the experience of dusk, that in between time before darkness and after light. I noticed that everything was ideal. I thought about what life would be like if we lived in permanent dusk. I couldn’t help but also think about how dusk emulates […]

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VanDorn Named International Swimming Hall of Fame’s First Chaplain

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has named Mark G. Van Dorn, lead pastor of Florida Faith Church, a multicultural community “Living Faith For Real People,” as the first Chaplain ever appointed by organization. The ISHOF Board of Directors and the City of Fort Lauderdale approved the relationship in a formal document on April […]

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Twins Rescued Mid-Abortion After Brave Mama Changed Her Mind

“Alexis” was stunned. She was about six weeks pregnant, undergoing an ultrasound at Charlotte, North Carolina’s busiest abortion facility, A Preferred Women’s Health Center, when the ultrasound technician nonchalantly uttered a word that would change her entire course: “Oh—twins.” Alexis wasn’t shown the ultrasound, but the impact of those words was enough. She’d always wanted […]

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First Families Move Into ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

The first seven families received the keys to their new homes at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano on June 27 during a private dedication ceremony attended by Governor Ron DeSantis and other dignitaries. The homeowners included Cassandra Baker, Krystal Brown, Tiesha Duncan, Deresha Ferguson, Victoria Griffin, Erneika Mejia and Edna and Tyrone Mckinney. […]

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The Secret to Balancing Family and Ministry

My dad and I just got back from our annual “Mahi massacre” fishing trip. For many years we have set sail excited about quality father/son time, the thrill of the sport and some really good eats. But it’s also a chance for us to get out on the open waters. We can breathe deeply and […]

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A Mission for Youth

I remember exactly where I was sitting at the back of that crowded gymnasium. Surrounded by hundreds of other teenagers, I awaited the final session of a week-long church summer camp. As a 14 year old who grew up in church, I knew how these things worked. The final session would be filled with moving […]

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Bramos Makes Ministry A Family Affair

If you are involved in Christian ministry in South Florida, especially worship or youth ministry, there’s a strong possibility you’ve encountered a member of the Bramos family. For Victory Life Church Senior Pastor Ron Bramos, his wife Cheryl, their four biological children, two affectionately “adopted,” and their spouses, ministry is definitely a family affair. An […]

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All American Patriotic Celebration in Fort Lauderdale on June 30th

On Sunday, June 30th, at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating the Independence of our great country, as well as the freedom that we have in Jesus, our Savior, with an all American patriotic worship service. The God  &  Country celebration will include live patriotic music, featuring Soloist Jackie Stressman, a military […]

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