September 3, 2017
2400 S. Goldenrod Road
Orlando FL, 32822
Starting at 9 AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Contact Eddie Francis for more information
Our Ministry Leaders/Elder Couple
Eddie and Lapatic Francis
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About the Francis'
Eddie is a native of Florida and received a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Florida in 1977 and an MBA from UF in 1980. Eddie became a Christian while attending UF. Eddie worked in the field of business administration as an internal auditor, controller and finally as Senior Business Management Administrator for Martin Marietta Data Systems (now a part of Lockheed Martin) for 10 years. During this time, in January of 1983, he married Lapatic, who he always sees as the woman of his dreams and the apple of his eye. At the height of his career with Data Systems, he gave up his position to work for the Orlando Church of Christ in 1990. After a return to secular work for a couple of years, Eddie entered the full-time ministry in 1995 where he has remained since. Eddie and Lapatic have 3 children who are all faithful Christians. He serves as a Region Leader and Elder for the Orlando Church.
Lapatic was baptized into Christ at the Sunrise Church of Christ in Tampa, Florida on May 12, 1979. Eddie and Lapatic have been happily married for 30 years. They have three children: Joshua, Jared, and Jessica. The Francis' are empty-nesters and happy new grandparents. After a successful career in Rehabilitation Counseling, Lapatic, along with Eddie went into the full-time ministry starting out in Miami in 1995 then moving back to Orlando in 1997. Lapatic and her husband have consistently worked as a team in growing, strengthening and equipping the people around them. Their ministry is known for its vibrant diversity. She has a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida in Tampa and she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years of experience. She is a certified clinical supervisor, specializing in marriage and family, addictions and relationship issues. One of her greatest trials and triumphs was going through the challenges of a spouse's cancer treatment. Her husband, Eddie, was diagnosed and successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2009-2010 and is in remission. Lapatic is a woman of great faith and prayer.