Special Events

We enjoy special events where our Canines for Christ teams share Christ's love.

C4C Crisis Response Team Respond to Orlando Tragedy
Date: June 19, 2016

C4C Crisis Response trained Chaplain Steve Kesler with Bruce and Chaplain Larry Randolph with Gracie visited the Orlando Regional Medical Center where the surviving victims of the June 12th horrible tragedy in Orlando are being treated. We were received with open arms by everyone and led into the ICU and surgery waiting rooms with relatives and friends.These graceful canines are amazing vessels that Christ uses to open all doors.Praise God!!

Hundreds of flowers, cards, notes, etc. are placed at the memorial where 49 white crosses with each victim's name and picture are placed.

Chaplain Steve and Bruce touched the lives of many people with God's love, kindness, compassion and hope. On this dark, rainy dreary day, the light of Christ was shining as we greeted, hugged, cried and prayed with many in pain from this terrible event.

Sometimes it is easy to forget about the first responders and the medical teams that responded to take care of the victims. These wonderful people are under great stress and were thrilled to have us spend time with them. Look at these smiles. Praise God!!

As we were leaving, God sent us this young mother with her daughter from the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, next to ORMC. She had been severely ill for 2 weeks and this was her 1st visit outside. It was a God appointed encounter as we comforted, laughed, cried and prayed with this family.

2016 Tampa Pet Expo
Date: April 30 - May 1, 2016

Thousands of people visited the C4C Exhibit at the 2016 Tampa Pet
Expo! C4C volunteers Debi and Randy Armstrong brought out the
Great Dane "gentle giants", Grace, Dante and Sadie. This was a
wonderful event in that the name of Jesus Christ was honored and
glorified in everything we said and represented.

Debi Armstrong and her "gentle giants"

Canines for Christ Christmas Social
Date: December 12, 2015

What a wonderful time of fellowship the Tampa contingency of Canines
for Christ had at the beautiful home of Jackie Ruggles. Thanks Jackie!

Nathaniel's Hope, Orlando, FL
Date: June 2015

C4C volunteers "Chewy and Jasmine" with Peg and Ken Burdell,
Wesley Chapel, FL make the rounds visiting kids at an
Orlando-sponsored event for special needs kids and their
families called "Nathaniel's Hope". Thousands of people
attended this wonderful community outreach event and C4C had
several teams sharing the love of Christ.

P.U.R.E. Friendship Ministries, Marcus Point Baptist Church,
Pensacola, FL
Date: May 2015

C4C Volunteer Sally and "Nia" visited the P.U.R.E.
Friendship Ministries at Marcus Point Baptist Church,
Pensacola, FL. This ministry provides fellowship
opportunities for persons with disabilities, their families
and supports, friends, and community members. The Lord
opened many doors through this visit to P.U.R.E. Friendship
by displaying the unconditional love of God through a C4C dog.

To find out more about P.U.R.E. Friendship Ministries, visit
http://pensacolachurch.org/home/p-u-r-e-friendship-ministries/

2015 Tampa Pet Expo
Date: March 28, 2015

Canines for Christ was in attendance at the Tampa Pet Expo
at the Florida State Fairgrounds. With about 12 of our teams
there throughout the day at our booth, we had a very good
and productive day. About 15 people requested further
information and a hundred or more were given cards and/or
brochures about the ministry.

C4C exhibit booth with Susan Randolph

Shiloh Baptist Church Special Needs Event, Saraland, AL
Date: March 2015

C4C Volunteer Patty and "Faith" participated in this Special Needs Event that ministers to the
families of the special needs children as well as the child. They have blow ups, a zip line, food and
ministry time. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed themselves. Faith loved the Children and
they loved her! Some of the children kept coming back time and again to pet her and love on her.

Patty and "Faith" at the Special Needs Event

Chaplain Larry Preaches to Pyramid Students
Date: February 2015

Chaplain Larry and Susan visited C4C volunteer Sally
Severson and her dog Nia in Pensacola, Florida. While there,
they visited several nursing homes, disability centers and a
hospital. In addition, Larry preached to 100 Pyramid
students and staff members!

Atlanta Pet Expo
Date: November 2014

Canines For Christ sponsored an exhibit booth with the
Atlanta C4C chapter and over 10,000 people attended!! The
name of CHRIST was elevated in a wonderful way as we
promoted the power of God's love in this ministry. Many
thanks to Shelley and Mike McWhorter and the Atlanta
volunteers for a great job.

Susan, Shelley, and Gracie

Chaplain Larry, Susan, and Gracie

VBS at Hyde Park UMC
Date: July 2014

This summer, C4C has been involved in many Vacation Bible
Schools. The traits today's children need to guide a future
society do not come by accident, but through diligent, godly
parenting and examples set by godly people.

This photo was taken at the conclusion of VBS at Hyde Park
United Methodist Church with over 500 kids attending. CFC
and Pyramid Adult Development Center were featured as their
outreach ministries. The kids raised and donated over $3,000
for these ministries!!

Praise God!! We are so blessed by Him.

Atlanta Special Olympics
Date: April 2014

Atlanta area volunteers Mike and Shelley McWhorter with "Gracie" are involved in
many activities with C4C. Sharing God's message of love, kindness and hope to the
people in the Special Olympics is a wonderful outreach to the community.

C4C volunteer "Gracie McWhorter" brings God's love and smiles to
special needs adults...awesome!!

Delta Hospice Health Fair
Date: March 29, 2014

C4C was represented at this event at the Pomona Fairplex in
Pomona, Ca. on March 29, 2014.

CFC volunteer Matt Harrison and canine Hadley hosted the
event which had over 1,000 seniors in attendance!

Sandy DeMack and Rowdy

Paws for the Cure
Date: March 1, 2014

C4C Volunteers in California co-sponsored an event with us
and The Jacob's House for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Awareness on March 1, 2014 at the Murrieta Town Center.

Barbara Kopels and Oscar

2011 Great American Teach-In
Date: November 2011

Chad and Shamus at the Caminiti School for Exceptional Children in Tampa

Van Dyke Movie Day - Dog Hotel
Date: March 20, 2011

Special Event at Van Dyke Church Movie Day showing "Dog
Hotel" with Canines for Christ volunteers

Roman Giving Lots of Kisses

Group Picture of Serving Teams