JIM PRIDDY, SR
National Vice President, Senior Affairs
Jim Priddy Sr. served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years under the command of six sitting U.S. Presidents. He served on many high-level projects, which were used to inform top decision makers, including the President of the United States, on data which had been gathered by the SR-71 Blackbirds. He was a member of the Blackbird Association. After retiring from the USAF, he went on to work for the Department of the Navy as a federal employee for another 20 years. He retired from the Department of Defense with a total of over 40 years of service to his country.
He resides in Southern Maryland, just outside of Washington DC, with his wife of 56 years, Betty, a real estate agent. He has three children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He serves FGBMFAmerica™ as the National Director for the State of Maryland and as the Vice President for Senior Affairs as well as volunteering part time as a ranch hand and advisor at his daughter’s home, Rosemary Ranch in Port Republic, Maryland.
While there are no more top-secret projects for Jim, he now works on a project of the Highest level –
The leading of others to Christ. Today, his favorite conversations begin with, “There are only two kinds of people, those who are saved and those who are about to be saved, which one are you?
National Vice President, Next Generation
Tomas, who heads Caquias Law Group PLLC, a Texas full-service law firm, is a Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorney, Inventor, and Speaker who was born and raised in Deep South Texas. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona Summit Law School, a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from McCombs School of Business, University of Texas – Austin and Bachelor of Science in Biology, Concentration: Neuroscience from University of Texas – San Antonio. Among his many awards he was named a “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers. Tomas Caquias was selected to “Rising Stars” for 2020 - 2022 and named a “Super Lawyer” for those same years - the designation means he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. Further, he has been named one of the “Best San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers, Best San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyers, and Best San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers,” by expertise.com.
Tomas’ roots in the Fellowship go deep. Since having grown up in the Rio Grande Valley, Atty Caquias’ Full Gospel days trace back to the Holy Spirit fire filled Shoneys meetings in Brownsville, TX with his father, the late Dr. Jesus Caquias, a National Director.
As an attorney, Tomas is an expert story teller and teacher. He is extremely insightful and strategic, using his skills to foster the next generation in Kingdom business by teaching the Word. These attributes compliment his leadership skills and sensitivity in the leading of the Holy Spirit, furthering the Gospel and sharing the Love of Christ in wherever and whatever the Lord leads.
National Assistant Secretary
Justin, a Lifetime Member of the Southern Maryland Chapter, is a welcome addition to our Executive Board. In his own right, he stands on a strong foundation of dedicated leaders in his family who have long served the Lord through the Fellowship. His life journey is equipping Justin for the purpose God has called him. As a man of business, his background and genuine desire for helping others makes him approachable by the people Jesus is wanting to reach. He makes his business his ministry.
This young National Director is part of the next generation of leaders God is raising up and entrusting to guide FGBMFA into the future – a fresh move of the Holy Spirit; a move to bring new and innovative ideas, a revitalizing perspective into fulfilling our mission in the marketplace.