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Community Leaders Gather for the 16th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

DELAND, Fla., May 8, 2017 – More than 150 DeLand-area faith and business leaders, as well as community members, joined Florida Hospital DeLand for the 16th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 3 at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center. 
Stetson University's acapella group opened the event with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by devotions and prayer by hospital leadership, as well as area faith leaders from Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, The Sanctuary Church, Greater Union Baptist Church, Life Point Community, First Assembly of DeLand, First United Methodist Church, Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church, St. Peter Catholic Church, Stetson Baptist Church, and Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church. 
“This event is so inspiring and uplifting. I look forward to it each year!” said Lorenzo Brown, Florida Hospital DeLand CEO. “It is truly powerful to see a community from all different backgrounds come together to praise one God in unison.”
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,192 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit
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During the 16th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Rev. Mark Schrade from The Sanctuary Church (left) and Rev. Troy Bradley, Sr. from the Greater Union Baptist Church (right) led a prayer for DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar, asking God to provide guidance in his leadership of the community.