Our Story

With six paths to choose from into the city of Orlando, our aim is to become the seventh route to connect people just like the City Beautiful.  Route 7 Orlando Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by Gene Martin, Carlos Phillips, Jimmy Missouri, DeVon Burns and Johnathan Lopez in 2016, started with one word – development. The desire to develop both themselves and their communities, Route 7 Orlando was born. The foundation of these professionally-minded gentlemen centered around:

accountability, community service and collaboration.


Our Mission

We are a network of gentlemen driven to promote growth amongst the community and each other. 


To fulfill our mission, we concentrate on the following focuses: 



We take pride in providing an ego-less platform for Central Florida men to come together with one common goal, GROWTH!  Once a month we host events in the Orlando area for men looking to establish new relationships, share goals and to grow personally and professionally with one another.

Community Service 

As we develop alongside each other, it's just as important to contribute our time and resources to our community.  Whether it's mentoring youth at the Levy-Hughes Boy's & Girl's Club or volunteering with a local non-profit organization, our goal is to make a positive impact.


We continuously seek opportunities to collaborate with others to provide value to our members and the community. Through our Speakers Series, we utilize our platform to bring in subject matter experts to share insight on their professions to our group.

Featured speakers to date include: Rick Whitted author of "Outgrow Your Space at Work," finance professionals from JPMorgan Chase and Certified Personal Trainer Thaddeus Kornegay (TK) of Camp Gladiator, mental health therapists from across the state of Florida.

2021 by Route 7 Orlando Inc.