Let us continue to pray for and meet the needs of all affected by the Pulse Night Club tragedy! #PrayForOrlando

God heals the brokenhearted. Delaney Street Baptist Church is praying for Orlando. We are here to help! #OrlandoUnited

Our Delaney Street Baptist Church family is horrified and heartbroken over the tragic murder of so many precious lives right here in our own neighborhood just one year ago. We mourn with the families who have lost loved ones. The Bible teaches us to weep with those who are weeping. We cannot imagine the depths of suffering they are experiencing right now, and we pray for an overwhelming sense of God’s peace and comfort in their lives. We also continue to pray for those who were directly affected by this tragedy including victims and first responders.

This terrible tragedy is the epitome of evil. Every individual is specially created in God’s image and loved by Him, to such an extent that He died on a cross to provide us with forgiveness for our sins if we will repent and turn to Him. God is not willing that any should perish, but that we all come to Him. We know that God is on the throne and that evil will not ultimately triumph. We are looking forward to the soon return of Jesus Christ to make things right in this world.

We are encouraged to know that Christians around the world are praying around the clock for the hurting families in Orlando. Here, locally, we want to do whatever we can to love on these families and care for them during this desperate time. We are here to help for prayer and other resources.

Monday, June 12 is “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.” A day that we, as a community can come together to respectfully honor the memory of the 49 Pulse victims, supporting survivors, and recognize the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy. Let us continue to pray for the survivors and victims families. #PrayForOrlando

This map shows the road closures near Delaney Street Baptist Church, this coming Sunday and Monday. #KeepingYouSafe

Details of Road Closures are listed below:

Road closures June 10 at Noon through June 12 at 11:59 p.m.

One lane closed on southbound Orange Avenue from Kaley Street to Harding Street

Road closures June 12, 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

Southbound lane of Orange Avenue from Kaley Street to Harding Street
West Esther Street from Orange Avenue to Lucerne Terrace
East Esther Street from Orange Avenue to Baylarian Boulevard
East Harding Street from Orange Avenue to Baylarian Boulevard

Let us continue to pray for and meet the needs of all affected by the Pulse Night Club tragedy! #PrayForOrlando. The last Pulse survivor who remained in the hospital since being admitted after the June 12 shooting has been released, according to Orlando Health. "As of today, Orlando Regional Medical Center reports that all 35 Pulse victims who were patients at ORMC have been discharged."

Of the 44 shooting victims who were taken to ORMC on the morning of the Pulse shooting, nine died shortly after arrival. Two days after the shooting, 27 victims of the Pulse shooting remained at ORMC, and six were in critical condition.

God heals the brokenhearted. Delaney Street Baptist Church  is praying for Orlando. We are here to help! #OrlandoUnited 

In this time of tragedy, the most powerful response is to pray. Please lift up the families and friends of each victim and cry out for the peace and comfort of God in their lives during this time of grief. ‪#‎PrayforOrlando‬

Orlando needs to know that they are loved and that God will never leave us. We continue to pray for and meet the needs of all affected by this tragedy including the survivors who are recovering, the first responders, doctors and all who are meeting the needs of those affected. 

Please continue to pray for these victims families, friends and loved ones. They were students, professions, athletes, parents - many of them young, including one who graduated from high school last week. These are the 49 victims that were lost early Sunday in bursts of a gunman’s rage. Please continue to pray for their friends and families who are mourning their loss, as well as for all those who survived and are healing. We also pray for those doctors, nurses, Emergency Response Teams, Counselors and all who are attending to the needs of those affected by this tragedy. Thank You

Our community has really come together to support each other during this difficult time. We have shown the world the strength of our city and how we are better together and will not be divided.

As our community continues to recover from the Pulse tragedy, a Family Assistance Center has opened, to serve as a critical connection between victims and the important services they need as part of their recovery. The center is at the Camping World Stadium. As of this post, 94 families and 256 individuals have visited to receive help. There are still more victims in need of help. The Family Assistance Center isn’t just for those who lost loved ones or were injured, it is for anyone affected by the tragedy.  If you, your friends or family members have been affected by the shooting, please encourage them to seek help.  Access to these services is easy.  Hours of operations and resources available at the Family Assistance Center are listed on this website

Also here, assisting in this process, stationed next door to the Pulse nightclub and working with Delaney Street Baptist Church, to minister to the needs of a hurting community, are the Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando, FL and the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. ‪#‎PrayforOrlando‬ ‪#‎downtownsouth‬ ‪#‎delaneychurch‬

Thank you for continuing to stand together as one Orlando. #orlandostrong #prayingfororlando

Below are the names of the Victims from the Orlando Shooting on June 12th, 2016.

Fifty people were killed, including the gunman, and 53 others injured in the shooting. Their pictures are posted above and their names below, so you can pray for each victims families. Please take time for reflection and prayer as we lift up the families of each victim by name and cry out for the peace and comfort of God in their lives during this time of grief.


Resources are listed below for those needing additional assistance...

Rent and/or utility assistance for Orange County residents (available NOW)

The Orange County Family Services Department provides rent and/or utility assistance for Orange County residents who need help paying their rent or utilities due to circumstances beyond their control. Orange County will provide one month's rent or utility assistance to any Orange County residents who work at one of the businesses that have been closed due to the shooting.

Please call 407-836-6514 to request assistance.

Orlando United Assistance Center

Orange County Government and the City of Orlando will open the Orlando United Assistance Center at 507 East Michigan Street. This is a long-term commitment to assist those adversely affected by the Pulse tragedy. 

Hours of operation have been announced as:
Thursday, June 23, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 3 p.m. - 8 -p.m.
Regular hours begin Monday, June 27
Monday - Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For personalized services schedule an appointment through 407-500-HOPE or

List of organizations and resources available through Orlando United Assistance Center:

African American Chamber of Commerce
Diversified membership that can assist in any area.

American Red Cross
Disaster relief, service to armed forces; health and safety programs.

Aspire Health Partners
Mental health and substance abuse counseling, medication, case management, acute care and some residential services.
407.875.3700 x6622

Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce Florida
Diversified membership that can assist in many areas.

Catholic Charities of Central Florida
Legal immigration services.

Consulado De Mexico
Support and assistance for Mexican citizens.

Custom & Border Protection
Provide guidance regarding requirements for entry into the US.

Department of Health – Vitals
Five free death certificates to the immediate families of the victims.

Department of Veterans Affairs/Orlando Vet Center
Crisis counseling, readjustment counseling for veterans and their families.

Florida Department of Children & Families
Child protection, adult services, Medicaid, food stamps, TANF, emergency food and child care assistance.

Florida Morticians Association
Counseling for final disposition. Transportation for domestic and international funeral arrangements.

Heart of Florida United Way
Comprehensive information and assistance by phone (2-1-1). 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention, information on housing, utilities, food assistance, parenting and elder issues.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Diversified membership that can assist in many areas.

Howard Phillips Children’s Advocacy Center
Healing Tree; Healthy, Families Orange, Teen Express, Children’s Advocacy, Development Center.
407.317.7430 x2307

LGBT Chamber of Commerce Metropolitan Business Association
Diversified membership that can assist in many areas.

Public transportation system for Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.

Office of the Attorney General
Victim compensation for payment or reimbursement on behalf of the victim(s), for crime related funeral/burial. Medical/dental treatment and mental health counseling expenses. Compensation for victims who suffered permanent disability, wage loss due to crime related physical injury and loss of support for dependent(s) of a deceased victim who was employed at the time of the crime.

Orange County Bar Association
Connecting victims and families with pro bono (free) legal advice and services.

Orange County Family Counseling
Assistance and services for Orange County youth ages 6-17 and families experiencing crisis in-home or school.

Orange County Family Department
Provides rent and/or utility assistance for Orange County residents who work at one of the businesses that have been closed due to the shooting.

Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office

Orange County Tax Collector
Replacement identification for surviving victims. Title and tag transfers for deceased.

Osceola Board of County Commissioners
Emergency lodging in the Kissimmee/Osceola area.

Utility assistance for customers in our service area.

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Pet care and shelter for cats and dogs of the victims. Short term care for animals of those hospitalized.

Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Lodging, transportation and translation assistance. Liaison with organization and agencies for the families.

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
General services to victims in Central Florida and Puerto Rico.

Senior Resource Alliance
Resources for respite care, home care, transportation assistance for 18+ and disabled.

Social Security Administration
Assistance with applications for survivors and disability benefits. Replacement of Social Security Cards.

The LGBT Center of Central Florida
Mental health counseling, free HIV and STI testing/counseling.

The Salvation Army
Financial assistance (rent, mortgage and utilities), food pantry assistance and clothing vouchers.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
Assistance with immigration benefits including extension of stay, humanitarian parole entry, U Visa and other benefit related issues.

Victim Service Center of Central Florida
Free confidential crisis counseling, emotional support, trauma and bereavement support, therapy, support groups and advocacy services (bilingual).

Zebra Coalition
Safe space for LGBT youth ages 13-24, youth center, individualized counseling, case management and educational meet ups. Drop-in center, 24-hour youth crisis hotline, short term housing, needs assessment, food/clothing, medical resources, mental health counseling, drug/alcohol counseling, continuing education, employment assistance, transportation, after care/ongoing counseling, intervention – peer support and educational scholarship.


Marilyn Sides, with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team spoke to our congregation last Sunday. She reminded us that God calls us to show compassion through God's Grace! She and the other Chaplains have gone back to North Carolina, and have passed the "baton" to us. Now it is our calling, to minister to the lost and hurting in this community, and to show them the love of Christ. We are the "Lighthouse Church", anointed and appointed, chosen buy God to continue to go out and minister to our community! We need to depend on the Holy Spirit's guidance to use us, helping with every person we meet! Our challenge is to take up this mantle, an opportunity that God has given us through his Grace, to let His Light shine through us. Lord, make us holy for You so we can go forth every day to serve You! God uses tragedies to bring Honor and Glory to Him, and bring people unto Him! People need prayer! #PrayForOrlando #OrlandoStrong


We have had so many calls and emails from those wanting to help by way of donations.

Currently, we are giving to the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team who were stationed on our Campus the first week, but now their truck is parked right next to Pulse. They are here working day and night to minister to the needs of the Orlando Community. These are all Volunteer Mental Health Chaplains that are both at the truck and walking around Orlando Health and other local areas to pray with and help with meeting needs. They are here to care for, serve, engage and disciple, exemplifying Christ and loving on His people! They are touching lives of those in need and bringing the message of hope to Orlando.

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is a Chaplain Ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. For more information and to donate, visit their website at To see what they are doing in Orlando, visit their Facebook page at