Floyd Flake is the senior pastor of the 20,000+ member Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Jamaica, NY. He is the current president of Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, the nation’s oldest private African American university. For ten years, Flake served in the U.S. Congress, and is now a commissioner on the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Preaching since the age of 15, Flake holds a B.A. from Wilberforce University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. He is author of The Way of the Bootstrapper (HarperSanFrancisco).