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FGBMFI-USA National Virtual Meetings

Men Get Ready and Mark Your Calendars! 
2023 North Carolina Men's Advance
March 17-19, 2023
Fort Caswell, NC

THE COST is STILL ONLY $175 which includes lodging, all meals, snacks, refreshments and event space!


Please make your checks payable to Durham Full Gospel and send them to:


Durham Full Gospel

3920 Swarthmore Rd.

Durham, NC 27707 


Every year we have invited young men, most from the inner city, to join us. This year we are planning on having up to 100 young men joining us, and to do that we are asking for your help. We have seen these young men dramatically impacted by the ministry that takes place.


When you make your reservation pray about including an extra gift that will help us bring these young men to the Advance. I am inviting you to pray and do exactly what God says to do!


It’s a wonderful time where we as men, can gather together to worship the King of kings, and we will hear from tremendous speakers anointed of God.


We call it an advance because, we are moving forward, as men in the body of Christ! We are advancing as a mighty unit!


We know it will be a great time for us to be recharged and refreshed!


You will want to get registered and get your check out in the mail ASAP!


I look forward to seeing you there and remember, His Banner Over Us is Love.




John Deberry


Men's Advance Conference Host

Eastern Regional Director


Email John Deberry

Men's Advance Speakers

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David King


David D. King is the founder of Wisconsin God Squad. A Milwaukee native, David’s service to his fellow man began after high school, when David became a “neighborhood security aid,” which consisted of patrolling city neighborhoods and assisting the elderly.


By 1983, he was managing restaurants with “million-dollar sales,” positions which enabled him to provide jobs to people who had difficulty securing employment.

David returned to Milwaukee in 1996. Since then, David has become well-known throughout the Milwaukee area for his engagement with business leaders and community groups through his community work and founding of several community service organizations.


Including Mountain of the Lord House (a transitional living facility for men), The Lord’s House of Rest (a transitional home for single mothers), Win a Soul Ministries (a place to go for those seeking spiritual encouragement and support), S.W.E.E.P. Community Justice Center (Soldiers, Walking, Evangelizing, and Empowering People), and the Milwaukee God Squad (a community improvement organization with ten units, each with a different focus, so that the talents and interests of volunteers can be matched with the needs of the community).

Mike Postlewait

Michael L. Postlewait, USA National President


Mike is a native of Kansas City, MO earning his undergraduate degree from Rockhurst College of Kansas City in 1963.


After college, Mike worked 13 years for Marion Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, managing the Chicago and Dallas markets. He and his wife, Sharon, and their 6 children moved to the mountains of Colorado in 1976 where he spent three years in general management with UBS of Denver, specializing in telecommunication systems.


He founded his own consulting company, Management By Strengths, Inc., in Kansas City in 1979. MBS has conducted workshops for organizations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa teaching skills that improve communications, team work and productivity based on God’s Word.


Some current MBS clients are Delta Air Lines, Kansas City Power & Light, Hendrick Automotive Group and Motorsports. Liberty University, Vistage, Ally Financial, FlightSafety International, Studer Group and Carolina HealthCare System.


Mike received Jesus as his Lord and Savior on August 30, 1979. Five years later at a Kenneth Hagin Camp Meeting, The Holy Spirit revealed to. him how the four Gospel writers appeal to the 4 natural temperament traits. There are 4 ways to hear the same thing based on human nature. In 1983,


Mike met Rey Soto from Los Angeles who attended an MBS workshop in San Francisco. During the meeting Rey told Mike that everything that he was teaching was based on Scripture. MBS really stands for “Management By Scripture”. Rey asked if he was familiar with Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. Mike was not. He then invited him to attend a FGBMFI meeting the following month in Los Angeles.


The next month Rey took Mike to a Men’s Advance. The first thing he saw as he walked into the meeting room was a huge banner hanging over the platform… “His Banner Over Us Is Love”. Mike said later, “I knew I was home!”


Rey next introduced him to Demos Shakarian, and then to Richard Shakarian and Ron Weinbender. They all became friends and would often meet for lunch when he was in LA for business meetings. Later, Richard appointed Mike to be a National Director and then an International Director and he was blessed by being around Spirit filled men from all over the world. This led to being invited to teach “How to Walk in Agape Love” at FGBMFI meetings.

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Youth Speaker

Dr. Edwin Jones


(Dr.) Edwin L. Jones, Sr. a native Washingtonian, he graduated from Chamberlain Vocational High School (1969). (Dr.) Jones completed his undergraduate work at California State College, San Bernardino (BA) and graduate studies at Golden Gate Theological Seminary (Mill Valley, California) and Harvest Christian College (Upper Marlboro, Maryland). He finished graduate studies at the Washington Saturday College, School of Religion (MRE). He is an ordained preacher (Union Missionary Baptist Church Baptist Church, Barstow California, September 1975) and has earned two doctoral degrees, Doctor of Ministry and a Ph.D. from the Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary in Camille, Georgia. 


He has been awarded two honorary degrees, Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Humanities from Wilbur Henry Waters School of Religion, Washington, DC. Dr. Jones is an Executive Certified Human Behavior Consultant. Dr. Jones is part of The John Maxwell Team Certification Program (professional coaching) and is a Maxwell Certified Behavioral Analysis (Trainer). 


He was consecrated as an Apostle on August 9, 2014 under the Faith Fellowship Ministries International where Apostle Joseph E. Taylor was the Presiding Prelate. He has honorable discharges from both the United States Marine Corps and the California Army National Guard and is the former President of Faith Christian University and Schools. He has served as a guest lecturer at Emory University, Atlanta,, Ga. and Wake Forest University, School of Divinity, North Carolina and at several conventions and conferences.


(Dr.) Jones is known nationally and internationally throughout East and South Africa for his accomplishments in the fields of administration, education, preaching and consultation (in the areas of leadership and human behavior). He serves as the Servant Leader of Living Faith Baptist Church And Ministries International (Ward 7). Dr.Jones has served as a board member of Unity Health Care, Washington DC, Ward 7 Prevention Center and Ward 7 Health Alliance Network. On October 23, 2014 the Washington Informer Charities, Inc. named (Dr.) Jones as one of Washington's 50 Influencers for his work in the African American community for his unique role for educating, informing and inspiring countless others. Presently (Dr.) Jones serves as an adviser with the District Veteran Brain Trust, is a member of Stoddard Baptist Global Care Board of Directors and a member if The Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International, North Carolina.


(Dr.) Edwin L. Jones, Sr., is married to Prophetess Karyn C. Jones, Ph.D. and is a proud father and grandfather.

Here's what men had to say about our 2022 NC Men's Advance:

"I was fortunate enough to attended The Men's Advance - March 11-13, 2022 at Fort Caswell. This event had a positive impact on me in many ways. The messages given by David King were more than a highlight. Its been 10 days since the event and I have found myself able to apply the messages to help improve my daily intentions and be more in line with God's wishes. 

​Another component that impacted me during this event were the real-life testimonies given by some of the attendees - these were inspiring. Hearing an in-person testimony of an individual that has come to find Jesus through struggle is something that people need to experience.  


Lastly, everyone and anyone that was involved in the event helped to create an environment that felt safe and judgement free. Everyone, from all different backgrounds, was in attendance to seek Jesus' word. It was really great to be apart of this event - it improved my understanding of how to have a better relationship with Jesus. I would highly recommend to anyone at any point in their spiritual journey!"


Adam Hall


"The lingering image in my mind was toward the end of the event on Sunday afternoon when the speaker asked all the men to line up and greet all the young men in attendance with hugs and prayers. Kids have a way of putting nonchalant "masks" on their faces in various situations. When approaching the men, they wore those masks. However, upon making contact via hugs, handshake, verbal greeting, etc., I could see the masks being removed and their faces soften. I believe at that time, both men and kids realized the spiritual impact being transferred between the two groups. I believe that impact, and the images, of the moment, will come to participants' thoughts when navigating through their lives."


Daniel Brown

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Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International - USA

His Banner Over Us Is Love

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