The general history is found on the website, churchinorlando.org/history. The church life has grown over the years mostly from saints moving into the Orlando area for jobs or schooling. The result is a scattered demographic over 4,012 square miles. There is a good number of mostly Spanish-speaking families in the south, currently meeting in the Kissimmee area as a district of Orlando, under the fellowship of the brothers in the Southeast.
The City of Orlando
Orlando is the 7th largest city and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Florida. It is centrally located between Tampa and Daytona Beach along the I-4 corridor. Orlando is approximately 2.5 hours from Jacksonville, 1.5 hours from Tampa, 2-3 hours from Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale, 3.5 hours from Miami, and 4.5 hours from Tallahassee.
There is a large technical presence, particularly in east Orlando due to the proximity to University of Central Florida (UCF), and a strong Dept. of Defense (DOD) research effort. The medical research industry is flourishing there; an area just southeast of the city is blooming, referred to as “medical city.” Orlando receives about 52 million visitors per year from the area attractions, such as Disney World, Universal City, Sea World and many more. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
Population – 280,250