HOW IT HAPPENED
Bishop Orlando (born in 1961 in Muskegon Heights, Michigan) and Pastor Toni Burt (born in 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) met while pursuing medical careers (one as a doctor and the other as a registered nurse). In 1993, they moved from Detroit to Hattiesburg, MS to start a successful medical practice. Two years later, God instructed them to form a Bible study in the medical office. In 1997, they opened "Word of Faith Christian Center Hattiesburg" with five adults and five children.
Over 20 years later, they shepherd over congregations in Hattiesburg and Gulfport, maintain a dedicated weekly following of the "Revelation Knowledge" TV broadcast, and run a successful school (pre-k to 6th grade). On June 2, 2019, Bishop Keith A. Butler, founder of the Word of Faith ministry network, installed them as the senior pastors of Faith4Life Jackson and promoted Dr. Burt to Bishop.