Orlando began going to Sunday school and church at the age of three but it wasn’t until he was eleven that he understood the gospel message about the new birth. He accepted Jesus into his heart that year in a bible study being held in the garage on Thursday’s after school.
From there he began to be active in a local Baptist Church and in August of 1963 he surrendered to the ministry. He left state college and went to California Baptist College. After graduation he left to go to Texas and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While there he met JoAnn and July of 1968 they were married.
In 1969 they were baptized in the Holy Spirit and for the next couple of years traveled with Kenneth Copeland in spreading the word of God. They left his ministry to begin a Christian Coffee House ministry and since then birth several churches.
So he has been 52 years in the ministry, married 48 years, four children, six grandchildren and two more on the way. He feels like he is just getting started.
The vision and the fire God has put in our hearts is getting bigger and it looks like he has another fifty years if the Lord wishes, to further the Kingdom of God.