What others are Saying




DR. JOHN MURPHY

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Paul Benjamin is a long-time friend and fellow minister. We have worked together for over 20 years through strategic planning and partnership to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Church and Community.

Along with his gift of leadership, Paul operates in an apostolic way to establish and mentor those who are currently in ministry as well as those who are just beginning their ministry. 

Paul has established several organizations that focus on intercity renewal, mentoring programs for youth and adults, and community outreach. 

Paul was instrumental in bringing healing to the City of Sanford, Florida during the Trayvon Martin incident, as he worked alongside Federal, State, and local agencies, local pastors and minister leaders, and the families affected by it.

Paul is involved in leadership positions with nationally recognized organizations encouraging the gathering of Christian men for purposes of joint prayer, mentoring, and creating collaborative outreach to strengthen the Body of Christ. 

Paul Benjamin is a true servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, and an asset to those he labors among.

Dr. John Murphy

Harvest Time International Inc.

Angeline Inman

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I thank God for Pastor Benjamin and (CFDC).  My life and my children’s lives were significantly changed since the Dream Center opened in the community.

I did many things that I was not proud of, I use to drink, smoked, do drugs and many other things that I was not proud of. 

After the mentoring relationships I encountered at the CFDC I no longer: drink, smoke, or do drugs.

I am a much better woman and mother, I now attend church. I now have my license and own my own car. With their help, I was able to move our to the projects and into my own Habitat home. The Lord is now restoring my entire family. I am now in Management at a local Business in the region. I volunteer as needed to help others overcome the challenges in life.  Thank you Lord, for all you have done… Ms. Nina.

Dr. Jim Bradshaw

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I consider Paul Benjamin to be a personal friend and colleague in the ministry. We met with another pastor twice a month for accountability purposes. He has been in the Sanford area for many years, seeking to work with others to do together what we cannot do alone. In particular, he wants to reverse and impact the societal ills of broken families.


Paul has been mentoring families throughout his ministry, and I believe God has given him a great vision to turn around the lives of hurting families in Sanford. He continues to gain the people resources and together we pray for the financial resources to support this outreach to the poor and needy. 


His integrity and experience warrant recognition for those who are ready to invest in ministries that will bear fruit towards making a difference in families and society.

More churches in the area are sharing in his vision and supporting him with prayer and mission funds. We pray that God will complete the good work that He has started in the Central Florida Dream Center.

Mayor Jeff Triplett

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I had lost Faith after the 18 month long process of the Trayvon Martin tragedy in Sanford FL.  I had men of God who said one thing to my face and a totally different thing on TV.  I had lost faith.


When Pastor Benjamin introduced me to his vision of "A Mentor For Every Fatherless Youth" I fell in love with the vision and found a little bit of God again through him. 


Now is the time to take action.  Fatherlessness is the root of the problems in our nation.  I am calling al mayors across the country to get involved and make a difference. 

PAstor Jeff Krall

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Paul Benjamin Sr. is a personal friend and Authentic leader and colleague in ministry for over 20 years. 


Paul serves on our ministry leadership team at Sanford Regional Ministry Center (SRMC) he is a positive influence in our region. 


He is a true servant leader and has ministered to many people in our City.  He was instrumental in bringing healing to the City of Sanford, Florida during the Trayvon Martin incident, as he worked alongside myself and other leaders in our region.





Former Mayor Brady Lassard

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It is with immense enthusiasm and gratitude that I am in full support of Paul Benjamin, Sr. and The Central Florida Dream Center. the work that is currently being done and the future vision of The Dream Center.

Located in the poorest section of our County, in the Inner City of Sanford, the Dream Center is bringing hope to those living in a hopeless situation, where:

9 out of 10 children go to bed fatherless, crime, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and school drop-outs and Illiteracy are the norm.
I cannot sit still another day without doing my part to help make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.


There is an Urgent Need to bring healing to these wounded hearts. This organization can only be effective with your financial support and volunteer efforts. Please join me in partnering with this awesome vision.