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FGBMFI-USA National Virtual Meetings

2021 North Carolina Men's Advance
August 27-29
Fort Caswell, NC
August 27-29

Dear Friend,


I am inviting you to join me and many other men as we gather for our 2021 North Carolina Men’s Advance.


If you are planning on coming, you will want to send your payment for registration in ASAP!


The cost is only $165 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.


 {First Name},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.


I know God has a word for each of us personally and you will not be the same! God wants us to press in and get to know Him even more personally.


We call it a retreat because we are retreating away from our daily activities to focus on Him and His plans for each of us.


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


It’s a great time for you and I 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



• Inspired Testimonies • Great Teaching • Anointed Speakers • Fellowship


Our 2021 Theme is "God’s Message Has Been Delivered "

Special Sessions for Young Males 10-20 years of age

Our Speakers

Mike Postlewait

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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 www.strengths.com 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. www.mbsfamily.com


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.

Melvin Tolbert

Elder Melvin Tolbert is a native of Greenville, South Carolina but has lived in Durham, North Carolina for over 40 years. He is married to Debbie Carter Tolbert and together they have three sons: Jonathan, Daniel, and Benjamin.


Elder Tolbert has been a member of Mount Zion Christian Church, under the leadership of Apostle Donald Q. Fozard and Elder Nora Fozard, for over 40 years.


He served as pastor of Mount Zion Christian Church of Hillsborough, North Carolina for 16 years. For the past seven years, he has served as an elder of Mount Zion Christian Church in Durham, North Carolina. Elder Tolbert worked at Mount Zion Christian Academy for 32 years as both a Bible and History teacher. He retired in June of 2018. Elder Tolbert is the former dean of Hosanna Bible College, where he taught Sound Doctrine.


He received his B.A. degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. He also has two honorary doctorate degrees, from Rhema Bible College in Summerville, South Carolina, and from Hosanna Bible College in Durham, North Carolina, where he currently serves as Executive Chaplain and Dean Emeritus.


Elder Tolbert works together with the Lord as a teacher to the Body of Christ with signs and wonders following as confirmation of the Gospel.

Elder Tolbert is a firm believer that without God, he can do nothing. Some of the things he has seen by the power of God include:


  • teeth being knocked out and growing back in 

  • broken arms being healed immediately

  • torn ligaments healed

  • backs healed

  • arms growing out at a Full Gospel Business Meeting

  • broken leg healed immediately

  • hundreds of people receiving their healing

  • people receiving their healing over the phone as he ministers to them 


Even in restaurants, people have received their healing. Location does not matter, because God lives big on the inside of Elder Tolbert, an example of “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”


For the past three and a half years, Elder Tolbert has been conducting a weekly Bible study called Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, along with Apostle Michael Benbow. You will be blessed by the anointed teaching and God will confirm His Word with signs following.

Quintus McDonald

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Born December 14, 1966 to Rase and Christine McDonald in Rockingham, NC, Quintus moved to Montclair, NJ, at an early age, living between the two areas until a final move to Montclair in the middle of 4th grade.


As a senior at Montclair High School, Quintus was a consensus All-American in football. Quintus decided to take his athletic and academic talent to Penn State University upon accepting a 5 Year, to play 4, full scholarship. After being drafted in the 6th Round by the Indianapolis Colts, Quintus quickly made his mark earning the Ed Block Courage Award in 1991 while with the Colts. Unfortunately, Quintus’ football career was cut short by injury while with the San Francisco 49ers in 1993.


Quintus accepted the call of Ministry in his life and preached his initial sermon on December 12, 2004. While serving in the Ministry at the Salvation Army in Indianapolis Quintus was sent to work with the formerly incarcerated and the hard to employ.

Quintus founded I-AM-Recycling, Inc. as a ministry to help others. The organization works from the mindset of EMBRACING, EDUCATING and EMPOWERING disenfranchised men and women within the communities we build relationships with.


Quintus received the “Angel Award” from his Mentor of many years, Mrs. Sharon Elliot Bynum, given for volunteer service in the Durham North Carolina community by CAARE Inc.


Quintus is married to his bride of 5 years, Mrs. Karen Smith McDonald who serves as a Deacon at Breakthrough Life Ministries, where Quintus serves as Elder and Associate to the Pastor. Karen and Quintus have two sons Dav,eon McDonald and Sean Whitaker as well as 1 Grand Daughter Imani A’mour McDonald.


Quintus recently accomplished another childhood goal by graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with his Bachelors Degree in Tele Communications.

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His Banner Over Us Is Love