Where we were and where we're going.
Vision Orlando is a faith based organization that started 30 years ago by a group of people eager to see faith, business and government leaders come together in a collaborative effort to see central Florida transformed by God.
Vision Orlando prepares to continue to serve as a resource with a broad reach towards churches, government, educators, the marketplace and communities all over central Florida. Together transforming Orlando into a city for God.
Connect Leaders in Churches, Government, and Marketplace to a common goal of building relationships that can serve to change our city in a cohesive effort.
Unify Churches in Central Florida to collaborate and cross over denominational lines for the greater good of our city. Prayer, Evangelism and Community events will invigorate communities all over Orlando when we can agree about one name, Jesus Christ.
Mobilize people in different sectors of our city to partner and serve causes that will transform communities desperate for the hope of Jesus.
Jim Subers returns to Orlando to lead Vision Orlando as our CEO after a career in both business and ministry in the US and overseas. His marketplace business experience includes work in commercial real estate, oil and gas, and electronics manufacturing. And his marketplace non-profit experience includes leading organizations involved in working with urban youth, prison ministry, international missions, and teen residential care.
Jim is passionate about “the welfare of our city” and believes that as followers of Jesus, we represent the majority of the citizens in our community, and this provides us with both an opportunity and a responsibility to powerfully love and influence our city.
He believes that “together we are better” and that Vision Orlando has a mandate to combat the isolation, division and aloneness of modern culture by working intentionally to strengthen relational connections and communication across our community. And by building this “social capital” in our community, Orlando can become a community known for its care for its citizens and its love for God.
Jim met his wife, Janice, at the University of Florida, and they were married here in Orlando over 40 years ago. They have four adult children and six grandsons.
DR. GEORGE COPE
CHURCH NETWORK DIRECTOR
George has served over forty five years in the ministry, and pastored churches in various regions of the U.S, including an inner city church in Chicago and eight years here in Orlando.
He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies, an M.A. and Doctor of Ministry in Leadership. He has traveled the world preaching and teaching in over forty nine countries.
He was President of Zion Bible College in Rhode Island. He served on the pastoral board of Vision Orlando and joined Vision Orlando full-time as Pastoral Director in 2013.
Dr. George is happily married to his wife, Cheryl, for over fifty years and enjoys spending time with family of 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Honorable Alan Lawson
Justice, Florida Supreme Court
W. Bruce O’Donoghue
President, Control Specialists
Founder & Chairman of G.A. Repple & Company
The Honorable Robert Stuart
Commissioner, District 3 City of Orlando
Dr. Bert Ghezzi
Steven M. Kreidt
Principal, Collins & Gentry, Inc.
What we Believe
We subscribe and have adopted the Nicene Creed as the accepted core belief of our faith. We believe the Holy Bible is the word of God spoken by God to His people through His Holy Spirit and written for all persons to love Him, worship Him and serve Him as we love our neighbors and serve our neighbors as expressed by our Lord Jesus Christ.