Christ Church of Orlando is a Spirit-filled, non-denominational church in the heart of central Florida. You're gonna love this church! Wherever you are on your spiritual journey we're here to help you take the next step. Our founding pastor, Paul Valo, began CCO with 34 people who had a passion to worship God and love people. Within a few weeks we outgrew our initial location at the Colonialtown Community Center on Ferncreek Avenue and relocated to "The Plaza Theater" on Bumby Avenue. After outgrowing the theatre location, we purchased the property where we are currently located at 2200 S. Orange Avenue in the heart of the downtown Orlando district called SoDo. Since our very simple beginning we have experienced continued growth. To accommodate and sustain our growth, we have added multiple weekend service times, as well as continued to develop environments and experiences that people are finding relevant and exciting. Looking toward the future, we began to acquire properties adjacent to our church campus with the hope of expansion. We recently completed and moved into our new worship center at our current landmark location. This new worship center is the first phase in a three phase building program which will ultimately allow us to maximize our opportunities to impact our community. Our desire has been to create an environment that you, your family and friends would love to attend. A place where you would feel loved and welcome. And it's working! Many people who had given up on church have found this to be the kind of place they actually enjoy. PASTOR PAUL Paul Valo is a native of western Pennsylvania. He was born in Monessen--a small steel mill town. As a young boy he had a gift to play the piano and eventually began to sing with his sisters. At the age of 13 he started his first church choir and within a year had over 30 teens and young adults singing together under his direction. Through his teen years, his love for music and the ministry continued to grow. Upon graduating from high school he took a part-time position with his local church and simultaneously started his college career. He is a graduate of California State College where he received his degree in Applied Arts (a combined study of music and fine arts.) After graduating from college he worked as full-time church staff in western Pennsylvania until he relocated to Orlando. During his career he has served as both Minister of Music and Single's Pastor, as well as a high school art and music instructor for 10 years. He has also been featured speaker for many conferences, recording artist, as well as a regular staff writer for several publications. Most of all, he is a notable bible teacher with the heart of a true pastor.