Impacting the Orlando Rivera Family

Few people have had the worldwide impact for Christ that Orlando and Nancy Rivera have had. As a pastor, speaker, teacher, entrepreneur, leader, mentor, community organizer and developer, and family member, Orlando and Nancy have personally poured their hearts and souls into people from Egypt to Costa Rica to Nigeria to urban centers across the United States.

Orlando and Nancy were married for 28 years.  After trying to grow their family biologically and being told they could not, Nancy and Orlando adopted seven children (Ask around to learn more about this remarkable story!).  Then came three biological children, the youngest of whom is five.  Their ministry impact has been felt through Northland Church; the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative; various initiatives within the Holden Heights neighborhood of Orlando; the Hub University Church; Nyack College; Mount Vernon Alliance Church; Paterson Habitat for Humanity; and countless other ministries around the world.  They longed to see people groups and individuals come to know Jesus Christ--and many have because of their ministry.

On the early morning of Monday, May 28, Orlando was struck by a driver going the wrong-way on a major interstate in Florida.  He died instantly.  This comes as a great shock to thousands of us who have been impacted by Orlando’s ministry and leaves a great void on this earth.

Nancy, Jaq, Ashley, Meena, Breshia, James, Jermaine, Jamie, Enoch, Ezra, and Josiah are left in about the most challenging position imaginable. 

How You Can Help
The Rivera family needs as many prayers and as much emotional support as possible right now!  They are grateful for each and every prayer that you can offer on their behalf. 

In addition, there are significant financial expenses about to hit the family, including the funeral, but also basic living costs with the loss of their family's primary income.  Your financial gifts will ease the monetary burden caused by this tragedy, both now and into the future!  We would like to raise $100,000 to help Nancy navigate the challenging financial waters ahead.  They have impacted so many of us around the world—would you please consider impacting them as well?

Thank You!
Thank you for considering an investment in the future of the Rivera family!  If you’d like to invest, would you also please consider sharing this page on social media, or e-mailing the link to others who know the Riveras or might be interested in helping Nancy?

With much appreciation,

Friends of the Rivera family

Donations (0)

  • Latisha Wynn 
    • $26 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Akemi Brinkworth 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • Judith Conley 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 12 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Chris Winkler 
Orlando, FL
Nancy Rivera 
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