May 22, 2014
13th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

DELAND, Fla., May 23, 2014 – On May 22, approximately 80 DeLand-area faith and business leaders, as well as community members, gathered for the 13th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at the historic Stetson University campus Stetson Room in the Carlton Union Building. 

At this annual breakfast, community leaders joined together in prayer for Divine blessing, guidance, wisdom and compassion for the city.

“Each year we gather and draw upon DeLand’s vast diversity of faith as a source of strength and hope for the community’s future,” said Florida Hospital DeLand Chaplin Rudy Sterling. “Together, we witnessed the great blessings God has bestowed on our community. We are so blessed to live and work in this great community.”

The chaplains of Florida Hospital DeLand, as well as the police, fire, educational, and community services of the city of DeLand hosted this event. The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is fully underwritten by a grant from Florida Hospital DeLand, allowing this service to be provided to the community at no cost.

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 nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 156-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit

Photo Caption:
At the 13th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at Stetson University on May 22, Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Tim Cook leads a prayer with DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar.

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