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FGBMFI-USA National Virtual Meetings

Men Get Ready and Mark Your Calendars! 
2022 North Carolina Men's Advance
March 11-13, 2022
Fort Caswell, NC

The cost is 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



Our 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 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.

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Speaking to the Youth

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 have to say about our 2021 NC Men's Advance:

"I have been coming to the men's advance for over ten years. Its always an awesome experience. I look forward to it every year waiting to see what the lord is going to reveal to me next. If you are looking for a closer walk with the lord or just a more positive network of people in your life this advance can be a life changing experience. This organization has helped me to turn my life around since I joined. I thank God for these advances. My wife says I come back a better man and husband every year!"

Darrell Harris


"Whenever I speak about the FGBMFI Men’s Advance, I’m always encouraged to share the display of multiracial unity. For many, religion is something held close and considered personal, but to see men from the proverbial “different sides of the tracks" and especially in the spirit of the times, worshipping a God shrouded in misconception and vitriol, indicates to me that God is greater than man’s perspective. The Advance is not only for adult men but there is a place for the future men of the faith to be enlightened by and encouraged by these men who are prayerful and purpose driven. There is also an invitation extended to the youth to learn the ways for the often times rare “man of god". The group is encouraged to pray one for the other and also to share their individual testimony of how God is shaping and refining them. This invitation can completely reverse the indoctrination of guilt and hatred. If Psalm 133:1 can describe such a congregation, it is the ever strengthened brotherhood of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Men’s Advance."

John Deberry


"I came to the North Carolina Men's Advance from California because I needed to hear from the Lord.   


The moment I arrived at the amazing location for the advance I was blessed. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean, in a former military fort, and my Spirit soared. More so, three days of fellowship with men of God and, prayer together throughout the days, and anointed teaching from Elder Melvin Tolbert made this Advance a must for the rest of my life.


I was refreshed in the Spirit after so many battles during this pandemic, and the testimonies of teen boys and Fellowship brothers were so anointed and blessed everyone. I say these things because the Holy Spirit had His hand on this Advance. Every brother was a brother in all things of the Lord and of life, and it was a great joy to laugh and enjoy every moment together.


Yes, the Holy Spirit will bless you face to face, deep within your heart, and you will meet men you will know and fellowship with from now through eternity - what a fantastic thought! This Advance is

like nothing you have seen or attended, it is anointed in every footstep and every word, you will experience the truth of Christ's words, "thy will be done." 


You will be so deeply and wonderfully touched by the Holy Spirit. The Lord is so good to us. He gives us great fellowship and anointing and refreshing and teaching, and the home cooking is just spectacular.


I thank the Lord for my time there, I will ride the uplifting and teachings I received right through till the next one! "

Lorenzo (Larry) Porricelli


"Last years Advance was a confirmation of what the Lord has been speaking to me, that He was going to raise up a NEW GENERATION of young people to fulfill the Prophecy of Revelations. In the midst of plagues of prejudices, plagues of sicknesses,  plagues of torment, God is preparing  a generation that will hear God say,"

Arise and go over THIS Jordan unto a land I will show thee....as I was with Moses so shall I be with thee, I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, only be strong and of good courage, for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance  the land."


This generation will be the unveiling of the "Bride  of Christ."

Larry DeNofio


"Our FG Men’s advance in March has been one of my favorite “Brakes” for several years! Picture Yourself receiving a complete RECHARGE Spiritually and physically in a week end; However, it feels like you took a week off.  The Fellowship, Testimonies, Teachings, Interaction with FG Brothers and guest young men, Encouragement, Spiritual & Physical refreshment, Floods your Spirit, Mind, and Body.


Please allow me to encourage you, to give yourself and your loved ones a Treat! Go get “Recharged” at our FGBMFI Advance!


We Advance never Retreat! You will wonder why you don’t carve out the time to attend every year! Bring a needy brother and you both will get Blessed to be a Blessing!


Hope to see you there! In Jesus & FGBMFI USA!"

Joel Swallow

City Sky


His Banner Over Us Is Love