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 feral 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, Training & Outreach
Douglas Raine has been involved sales and marketing for thirty-six years and research and development for four years for fortune 500 chemical companies in the thermoset plastic industry. He was responsible for introducing polyester and vinyl ester resin composites to an assortment of industries for solving corrosion problems.
Douglas R. Raine and Associates sponsors – Full Gospel Businessmen’s Training and are committed to help businesses solve corrosion problems in the oil and gas, chemical process, pulp and paper, semiconductor, water and waste water industries. Mr. Raine has been an independent corrosion consultant for thirteen years. His recommendations have saved businesses millions of dollars in equipment and maintenance expenses. These solutions protect the employees, environment and add profits to the bottom line.
Mr. Raine received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. He is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
Douglas is Vice President of Outreach and Training for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America™. Douglas serves as the Greenville, Texas, chapter president, trainer, mentor and “Fire Team” leader. Mr. Raine helps individuals with internal corrosion problems. He has traveled the world to bring the message of hope to people in businesses, schools, hospitals, civic organizations, prisons, governments, orphanages, and others. He directs them to the only cure and solution for internal corrosion.
Mr. Raine and his wife, LaVerne, live on a farm in northeast Texas.
JERRY DE FLORIO
National Vice President
National Assistant Administrator
Gene brings an extensive background in many fields of businesses. In 1972, while he was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Jaycees, he appeared in the book entitled "Outstanding Young Men in America." By 1972, Gene had been a United States Marine, High School Coach, Police Officer, President of a Police Union, Sports Editor of a newspaper, an Examiner for one of the country's largest field warehouse companies, as well as being married and having three sons.
Gene has traveled to over 27 countries as well as all over the United States. He speaks before diverse crowds, in such places as universities, colleges, high schools, conventions, prisons and many businesses.
He has helped raise millions of dollars for charities and has helped people rise above their circumstances in personal and business life.
He is a National Director with Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America‰. Many leaders in many countries consider Gene a connector with people around the world in various businesses. Also, he is currently serving as Chaplin for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America in Central Pennsylvania.
In 2008 and again in 2011, Gene had interesting trips to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He visited with the President and the Governor of Duhok and his family and heads of government in Kurdistan.
Gene and his wife Darla reside in Pennsylvania, USA. They have 5 children who live throughout the world. They also work with the Amish and Mennonites throughout America.
Assistant National Treasurer
Abraham Mathew is founder and president of India Gospel Mission and the founding president of Southern Asia Leadership Institute. For the last 18 years, Abraham has been serving as a missionary to India, training Christian leaders through leadership conferences and seminars. In 2013, Abraham founded Southern Asia Leadership Institute in South India with a vision to train and develop young leaders for Gospel ministry in India. In 2016 he retired from the position of Assistant Vice President for Finance at the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he was responsible for managing a three billion dollar operating budget for the medical research and educational facility, and now is engaged in ministry on a full time basis.
Abraham Mathew is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Abraham earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Anderson University, Indiana. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas. Currently he is pursuing the Doctor of Religious studies at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Indiana where he expect to graduate in the Fall of 2019.
Abraham serves as the Assistant National Treasurer of FGBMFAmerica™ and as the vice president of his local chapter.
Abraham and his wife Mary currently live in Texas; they together have three boys and four grandchildren.
Assistant National Secretary
My name Robert Cook, my birthday is July 7th and I am 70 years old. I have three sons, all married, five grandsons, one granddaughter (married) and one great grandson born on July 24th, 2018. For the last fifteen years I have been self-employed in the lawn care business. Prior to that I worked in sales administration for several companies in the office equipment industry. I have been a bi-vocational pastor for the past 40 years.
A Full Gospel Business Man prayed for me to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the dining room of his home in North Augusta, SC. I have served the local chapters as treasurer, vice president and president. I am currently president of the Augusta Chapter 102, vice president of the Georgia Men's Advance, National Director for South Carolina and Assistant National Secretary for FGBMFAmerica™. I am also involved in the prison ministry through FGBMFAmerica™ and was instrumental in getting a chapter established behind the walls at the Augusta State Medical Prison in Grovetown, GA.
My fellow national directors and the leadership of the Augusta Chapter stood by me, encouraging and praying with me through a very difficult time from August 2011 through April 2013. There prayers, support and encouragement meant more to me than words can ever adequately express.
National Vice President, Next Generation