Dr. Harold is a successful businessman from Texas. He started his business with $1,000 [a micro-loan], and today it is the largest food services supplier in its industry. Dr. Harold also received a Doctor of Humanity degree from Dallas Baptist University. He is passionate about holistic transformation within the lives of the poor and needy around the world, and is a dedicated advocate for the work of GFM.
Art has over 40 years of experience with financial investments, and he is in the upper management at Merrill Lynch. He received his Bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Through travel to developing nations, he was moved with compassion at seeing the extreme poverty in the world. Art is eager to be a part of GFM in bringing hope to these precious people through transformational, sustainable initiatives.
Abraham, Doctor of Strategic Leadership
Dr. Abraham was born and raised as a devout Muslim in South Asia. He was being trained as an Islamic leader when God miraculously touched his heart through a dream, which began his journey toward trusting Christ. After coming to the United States, he found a copy of God’s Word in his native language, and a friend introduced him to Jesus. Dr. Abraham has paid a high price for his faith in Christ, but he is committed to bringing news of eternal hope to others. His passion is to bring holistic, sustainable solutions to poverty in the remote villages of the developing world and equipping Christians to engage in effective cross-cultural ministry.
Dr. Abraham received a Bible degree from Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, BBA and MBA degrees from Dallas Baptist University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University in Virginia. He has a vision for bringing holistic, sustainable solutions to poverty in the remote villages of the developing world and equipping Christians to engage in effective cross-cultural ministry.
Aimée is a housewife who seeks ways to serve the Lord by serving others around her daily. Aimée and her husband, a Texas businessman, are passionate about helping children and families in developing nations with education and economic opportunities.
Alice is a retired successful businesswoman from Texas. She is passionate about empowering women and girls to come out of poverty with dignity. Alice has traveled extensively around the world to help those in poverty, including several countries across Asia and Central and South America.
Dr. Amie grew up in a strong Christian home in the Western U.S. and served with a U.S.-based non-profit, ministering cross-culturally to diverse communities. She also traveled and served in developing nations where Dr. Amie’s eyes were opened to extreme poverty in the world. She knew her calling would include bringing hope to these precious people, helping them know they were not forgotten, but treasured by their Creator.
Dr. Amie received a B.A. in Education degree from Dallas Baptist University, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Ph.D. in Literacy Studies from the University of North Texas. Through her experience in higher education, she developed two master’s programs and has taught undergraduate and master’s courses at U.S. universities. A specialist in literacy and English as a second / foreign language education, Amie joins her passion for empowering girls and women in poverty through GFM’s educational and economic opportunities with leadership and research initiatives through educational and community transformation projects.
Founder and President of Floor 36, Inc., Carl has leveraged a life of diverse experiences to successfully build multi-discipline teams for developing simple, effective solutions.
From an agrarian upbringing to leading innovation in the fields of information technologies, mechanical, magnetic and electrical design, full-time ministry to Kingdom enterprise, his experiences, and the skills gained from them, provide a unique perspective that fosters innovative solutions.
His current endeavors include developing the technology to deliver abundant energy, food, clean water, shelter, medicine and education to all, exemplifying our Father’s love in tangible ways.
Pastor Mike was born and raised in East Texas. After obtaining a theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, he followed the Lord’s calling to become a pastor. He has been a pastor for 30 years and now pastors a church near his hometown in East Texas. He has a heart for preaching the Gospel and sharing with those who are lost. Pastor Mike is excited to be able to support the training of faith leaders and holistic community development that is happening through GFM’s work in South Asia.
Joe leads a successful accounting firm in Texas and also invests in oil and gas. He is passionate about holistic transformation to the poor and needy around the world.
Laura is a housewife and community activist. She and her husband, a successful commercial real estate businessman, travel extensively around the world to help children and families in poverty.