Orlando Bible Fellowship Church

Welcome to the

Pastoral Anniversary

Pastor Willie Burrell, Jr. ThM.



The Place To Experience Faith For A New Journey!

At Orlando Bible Fellowship Church, you are valued by God and by us. Your presence here matters immensely. We’re a community of authentic individuals navigating real life, embracing imperfections, finding joy, and journeying together towards Christ. Join us as we walk this path of faith, supporting each other along the way.

We invite you to join a group of Imperfect People, Perfectly Loved: Embracing God's Grace

Order of Service

Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 10:30am

  • Welcome 
  • Congregation Worship
    (I’m On The Battlefield) 
  • Scripture and Prayer
  • Congregational Worship
    (I Love To Praise Him) 
    (So Good) 
  • Church History 
  • Offering
    (You Can’t Beat God Giving)
  • Introduction of Guest Speaker
  • Congregational Worship
    (You’ve Been So Faithful) 
    (Your Grace and Mercy)
  • Special Guest Speaker
    Dr. Crawford Lorrits
  • Presentation 
    (Give Me My Flowers) 

Service Times

Sunday Power Hour Bible Study – 9:00am
Sunday Worship
: 10:30 AM
Midweek Bible Study
(Unlock Your Bible) – 7:00pm

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Willie Burrell Jr. ThM

Inspirational Speaker, Pastor, Teacher Chaplain, and Community Leader

Pastor Burrell, hailing from Dallas, Texas, is driven by a fervent desire to share God’s love and bring about life-changing transformations. With a Bachelor’s Degree from Denver Baptist Bible College and a Master’s in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, his academic journey laid the foundation for a lifetime of service.

His commitment to the Great Commission has led him across the nation, serving in various ministries—from teaching in Dallas to youth evangelism in Montana, outreach in Colorado, and church planting in Denver. With a heart dedicated to spreading the Gospel, Pastor Burrell accepted the challenge to establish a vibrant ministry in Orlando in 1994, founding Orlando Bible Fellowship.

In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Burrell serves as a chaplain with Marketplace Ministries, offering spiritual support and guidance to individuals in workplaces. He provides care, counsel, and conducts religious ceremonies, fostering positive relationships and enriching workplace environments.

Pastor Burrell is committed to his mission of uplifting souls, nurturing communities, and making a lasting impact through faith, compassion, and dedicated service.

Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Crawford Loritts

Crawford’s walk with Jesus began as a teenager, when he trusted Christ as his Savior while attending high school in Plainfield, New Jersey.

His Christian journey continued at Cairn University, where he graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. During those college years, Crawford met his wife Karen, and they were married in 1971. They now have four adult children and eleven grandchildren.

Dr. Loritts’ ministry work has given him the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and much of the world, speaking in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers.

Crawford has been a church planter, served for twenty-seven years on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and served for fifteen years as Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia.

He and his wife, Karen, have been featured speakers at FamilyLife marriage conferences. Dr. Loritts is the author of 9 books including Your Marriage Today… and Tomorrow, co-authored with Karen. He is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy and the daily program Legacy Moments.

Dr. Loritts serves on several boards including Cru, FamilyLife and Chick-fil-A. He has received five honorary Doctorates – from Biola University, Cairn University, Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International University and Columbia International University.

Assistant Pastor

Minister Darryl Smith

Darryl Smith was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Kirkman High School in1983 and served in the US Army for three years. God saved him in 1991; he was licensed to preach in 1992 and ordained in 1994. He has been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1996, first serving with High School Students in Chattanooga. In 2006,

He and his family moved to Cru’s headquarters in Orlando, Fl. to join the Executive Team. From there, him and Gwen were called to Co-direct as National Directors for Oneness in Diversity, where their journey has prepared them for this next season of their ministry, with dependence upon Jesus to help create a culturally diverse environment throughout all of Cru.

Darryl resides in Orlando, FL with Gwen, and has three children.

Our Church History

Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 10:30am

Greetings, Dear Christian friends! We are so thankful that you are able to join us in our celebration today! We’d like to take a brief moment to introduce you to our church and share with you how Orlando Bible Fellowship began, where we are, and where God is leading.

Pastor Willie Burrell Jr. is our founding Pastor. He is a native of Dallas, Texas who trusted Christ as his personal Savior on September 28, 1975 in Great Falls, Montana, while on active duty in the United States Air Force. So inspired by his new faith in Christ, Pastor Burrell felt compelled to pursue formal training in the study of God’s Word, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from Denver Baptist Bible College in 1982 and a Master’s in Theology Degree (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1988.

With a strong desire to evangelize the lost and educate saints in a deeper knowledge of the Word of God, Pastor Burrell went on to serve six years as a professor at the Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas. He also served as the Minister of Christian Education and Youth Pastor at our mother church, Forest Hill Community Bible Church. He was instrumental in providing the foundation for Christian living and service in the lives of young men and women who would grow to be successful leaders in their communities.

In 1993, Pastor Burrell, began to feel the tug of the Lord to move to other fields of ministry and in the next year, he was approached by Dr. Rubin, S. Conner, Founder and President of Urban Evangelical Mission (U.E.M.), formerly known as Black Evangelistic Enterprise (B.E.E.). Dr. Conner asked Pastor Burrell to prayerfully consider planting a new church in Orlando, Florida. Along with his family, Pastor Burrell joined the U.E.M. team and relocated to Orlando in late December 1994, where they started Orlando Bible Fellowship.

The first Bible study was held in the Burrell’s home, in March of 1995. Shortly thereafter we began meeting at the Holiday Inn on 17-92, then later moved to a small store front in the South Chase area, where the church reached evangelistically to new families, consistently preaching and teaching the Word of God. After several months the Lord moved us to a downtown location on Colonial and Magnolia, where God blessed the church to see more souls come to saving faith in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Three years later, the church began meeting in various
areas and from house to house. In time, the Lord graciously opened a door for us to meet in the conference rooms here at Regal Mariner, a Christian owned business where Pastor Burrell serves as a Chaplain, with Marketplace Ministries (MPM).

With each move throughout the city, the Lord has blessed our personal evangelistic efforts and we have experienced appreciably more growth. Families have joined, served and in some cases moved on to other locations abroad but one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to the vision of Sharing the Joy of God’s Love through the Dynamic of His W.O.R.D. (WORSHIP, OUTREACH, RELATIONSHIPS and DISCIPLESHIP). Inspired by God’s love, we are dedicated to sharing the gospel of Christ with this lost world and we’ve seen souls won and lives changed as we continue the path God has led us on.

Ultimately our commitment is that all will grow in the knowledge of our Jesus Christ through a consistent study of His Word, and that serving together we will make a difference in bringing those in our community, city, state, and ultimately the world to a saving knowledge of Christ which will bring glory to God.

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