God is our refuge and strength…He is our ever-present help in times of trouble.

Psalm 46:1

Hurricane Isaias

Our offices are open and Sunday services are still happening.

We are posting daily storm-related updates on this page (FirstOrlando.com/Hurricane), as well as on our social media channels.

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(this page was last updated on Monday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 8, 8:30 a.m.
Dear First Orlando Family,

We were informed by city officials late on Thursday that the request is going to be made that everyone in Central Florida be off the roads by 8 PM Saturday night. In keeping with that request we feel it is necessary to cancel our weekend services and all other activities at First Baptist Orlando. 

We have opened our campus to local authorities who will be using our parking lot to stage a large fleet of utility trucks and our buildings to provide a Red Cross shelter to those in need after the storm passes. 

We urge you to heed the warnings of local and state authorities and to follow their instructions. This is a time to pray and to serve those around you. 

At 10 AM on Sunday morning Pastor David will attempt to do a Facebook Live devotional from his home. The uncertainty of the next 48 hours prevent us from knowing exactly what the conditions and opportunities will be. We encourage you to join us at 10 AM Sunday morning on Facebook Live if you are able. Your pastors are praying for you and praying for our local authorities and first responders as they help those who are in the greatest need. 

Please follow us on our website at firstorlando.com and on our social media channels for the latest updates.

Your Church, Loving Orlando & the World

As we continue to prepare for Hurricane Isaias, we want you to know how God’s enabled us to practically partner:

  • As a staging site for local utilities to help restore power to Orlando after the storm.
  • Once they are activated, with the Red Cross and Orange County to serve as shelter sites.
  • With officials, as a staging location for Disaster Relief resources that will be transported to Puerto Rico after the hurricane passes.
  • As a host for a division of the National Guard awaiting deployment to South Florida to assist with relief efforts following the storm.


For information about hurricane preparation, visit ready.gov/hurricanes.

For information about the closest shelters in your area, visit redcross.org.

Below, you can download our Hurricane Emergency Contacts for other Hurricane Irma resources.

Irma Emergency Contacts

Disaster Relief

Please join us in praying for the people already affected by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. For information and to get involved with our Disaster Relief team, visit firstorlando.com/disasterrelief. To donate to First Orlando’s disaster relief fund, text “firstorlando” to 77977, or visit firstorlando.com/give.


We are continuing to pray for those already affected by Hurricane Isaias, as well as protection and safety for our city.