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First Orlando Foundation, Inc.

  • Orlando, FL
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Mission Statement

God's people using God's resources to do God's business. The First Orlando Foundation is committed to the generation of resources to support the expansion of God's work through responsible stewardshiin equipping people and ministries as needed to share God's love, and in leading people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

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Mr. Randall James

Keywords

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education, pregnancy, counseling, men, women, Christian, community, Orlando, Florida

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EIN

59-2953515

Also Known As

FOF

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

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THE FIRST ACADEMY The First Academy began in 1987 with grades K-8. Three years later, it expanded to include grades 9-12. Beyond offering a strong academic college and preparatory curriculum, The First Academy focuses on training students to think and act with a Christian worldview. All students learn God's plan for personal responsibility, work, marriage, sexuality, family, stewardship and other issues critical to successful living. The academy's exceptional facilities and programs include a state-of-the-art science center, classroom buildings, a gym, dining room, comprehensive performing arts and sport programs, and a very successful college placement program. Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools provides verification of academic goals set and achieved. About half of the school's 1,100 students are members of First Baptist Church. The school's mission statement reads: Preparing children for life as Christian leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self and participation as a way of life." THE FIRST LIFE CENTER FOR PREGNANCY Founded in 1986, this center exists to meet the immediate physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women from all walks of life - women from every ethnic and religious background. During the past 15 years, staff volunteers have encouraged more than 2,500 births. The original volunteer staff counseled 37 women during the first month. Today, they minister to 380 women and perform 120 free pregnancy tests each month. The challenges are many as the women, some still children themselves, try to cope with a crisis pregnancy. The center's programs aim to meet these challenges and support the special needs of pregnant women and new mothers by providing help, hope and healing. HELsupport and spiritual guidance. HOPE. Because the center is committed to providing for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women who choose to become mothers, it designed The Hope Program. This program offers informational videotapes on a wide variety of parenting subjects. In addition, the center offers weekly Bible studies and hosts community speakers to address parenting concerns at monthly Hope Meetings. By participating in these activities, clients earn coupons that they can use to "buy" baby items - clothing, formula, food, diapers, baby furniture, etc. HEALING. Each year, the center witnesses healing in the hearts, homes and lives of the women it serves. To this end, the center offers the following services: - Post-abortion counseling - Bible study and discipleship - Parenting support - Positive relationships - Unconditional love. The center receives no federal or state funding. All support comes from private, civic, and corporate funding. THE COUNSELING CENTER. The counseling ministry at First Baptist/Orlando was inaugurated in 1982. Dr. Charles Bell, a licensed psychologist, directs the program and is joined by staff who are also licensed mental health counselors. This center, which is located next to the FOF office, is unique in that it offers a variety of counseling programs that include marital and family counseling, vocational counseling and counseling for depression and anxiety. The Counseling Center also sponsors group participation in such areas as anger management, alcohol and substance abuse as well as various personal growth groups. The Counseling Center is open to the entire community.

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First Orlando Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Randall James

BIO

Before becoming President of FOF in 1997, Randall James spent 30 years in public service- first as a Lieutenant with the Orlando Police Department and later as Chief of Staff to Orlando mayors Carl Langford, Bill Frederick and Glenda Hood, and retired as Orlando's first Chief of Staff Emeritus. Randall also served as Chief of Staff to Orange County Chairman, Rich Crotty, as an Executive on Loan in 2001. Randall was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in the spring of 2004. In addition to his responsibilities at the Foundation, he teaches Spiritual Maturity at First Baptist Church of Orlando, and has served as a deacon, elder, and chairman of the Personnel Committee. In 2002, Randall was elected to the Executive Committee by the 16.5 million member Southern Baptist Convention. He is the immediate Past Chairman of FamilyNet Television, a subsidiary of the North American Mission Board, and a member of the Committee of One Hundred of Orange County. In addition, he serves on Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's SAFE Orlando Task Force, on The Florida Bar's 9th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, and on the Orange County Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Task Force. Randall is a survivor of numerous cancers including colon and lung cancer and is a frequent speaker and volunteer for the American Cancer Society. In addition, he has served on various board including the boards of Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army, the Christian Endowment Foundation, the Tri-County League of Cities, the Mayors Prayer Breakfast Committee, the Volunteer Center of Central Florida, as a Trustee for the Orlando Police Pension Fund, Sea World Easter Sunrise Service Committee, and on the Central Florida Board of Reference for Belhaven College. Randall has received a number of awards and honors including the 2007 Lifework Leadership Foundation's Heart of a Leader Award, the 1995 Orlando Community Leader of the Year Award, the Orlando Jaycees Service in Government Award and the Tri-County League of Cities Lifetime Service Award. He is an alumnus of Leadership Orlando, Leadership Central Florida and Leadership Florida. He has been married to Irma since 1967 and they have a married daughter, Lori (husband, Gene Shipley), grandson, Chase, and granddaughter, Hayley.

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