Perry and his beautiful bride, Janet, have been married since 1975 and live in Columbia, SC. They have two married daughters both married to awesome son-in-laws, and 6 beautiful grandchildren. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland ('go Terps!), his Masters from Western Baptist Seminary, a Doctorate of ministry from Columbia International University, and is an ordained PCA (Presbyterian Church of America) pastor. He is addicted to mountain biking, an aging animal in his kayak, loves reading, and on occasion you will find him trying to shoot his IQ on the front nine. He is a hopeless romantic, hand holding hugging husband, and a certifiably warped 'Far Side' freak.
David is married to Kim (29 years) and they have two adult children, Bryan and Mary Ellen Grigsby, as well as one grandson, Riley Grigsby (1 yr old). David is a general contractor and owner of Community Builders & Developers since 1988. David is also a coach for Ben Lippen softball which he started in 2010. He is a FCA board member and "Character Coach". David and Kim are members of Shandon Baptist Church.
John was first invited by a brother to attend the Chapin forum in 2013. Raised in the church, he says his eyes were finally opened while going through a rough patch in 2004. Aviation has been the biggest part of his professional life but he also spent time as an entrepreneur. He is the founder of EnGenCore, LLC and co-founded Selah Genomics, Inc., both biotech companies. John went to College of Charleston for undergrad and completed an International MBA from USC. He served in the SC Air National Guard as an F-16 mission commander and instructor pilot; was commander of the 169th OSF and a graduate of the USAF Air War College. Currently he serves on The College of Charleston Board of Trustees and on the Advisory Board of the Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District One.
Creig and his wife Amelia live in Chapin, SC. They have four grown children. Crieg considers himself a product of Focused Living and has been involved since the early years in the 90’s. He hosts one of the weekly men’s forums and is having a blast being an elder in his local church. Creig loves investing himself into the younger generation of Christian leaders. He has worked in the area of general dentistry for over 30 years.
Tyler and his wife, Lindsey have been married since 2011 and live in Columbia, SC. They have two children, Gardner and Tap, that keep them busy. He is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley and graduate of the University of South Carolina. Whether it's hunting, fishing, or playing with his kids, Tyler loves the outdoors. He attends the downtown forum and disciples men in Grip.
Rob and Betsy live in Columbia, SC and have four grown children, three adopted "in-law" kids and seven grandchildren. They have been married since 1982 and enjoy spending time with grandkids, walking, and anything outside. Rob is the president of Alpha Training and Services, a software training and services company. He is an elder at Columbia Crossroads Church. He holds a computer science degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a writer and a member of Word Weavers international. Rob enjoys chicken farming. He also loves playing disc golf at Buck Forest, the 18 hole back yard course he built with his son.
This die hard Carolina Gamecock fan (Moore School MBA '95) has been happily married to Phyllis since 1987. They live on Lake Wateree in Camden, SC. He has been involved with FLM since 1995 hosting a forum, discipling men in GRIP, leading 20+ international missions adventures, and is now a member of the advisory team. Derek spends his days working within his consulting firm focusing primarily in private equity markets along with his involvement in Food For The Soul, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. He enjoys weight lifting and spending time on the lake.
Bud Wilson has been involved with FLM for over 20 years as a "SALT guy" and then a Core Member and a Forum attender and remains an advisory brother. David Andes invited him to a SALT (now GRIP Discipleship) semester and the rest is history. He has always felt called to discipling men, so when he came into contact with FLM there was an immediate fellowship. Bud is the husband of Kate and father of 3 daughters and a son and a happy grandfather of 4 grandchildren so far. He loves Jesus and His Word and is committed to helping men go deeper with Jesus through His Word.
Kenny is a top real estate executive at Long and Foster in Gaithersburg, MD. This University of MD graduate is a soccer fanatic, loves watching action movies, and playing with his 5 grandkids.
Russ lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Virginia, and they have 3 grown daughters. He has been president of Friendship Ministries for over 25 years, which is also a ministry to men in the Delaware Valley. Russ loves people, people and more people. Occasionally you will find him meeting with, serving and loving people! His claim to fame for us is that God used him to bring Perry into a relationship with Christ in 1969. www.friendshipministries.com
Jeb has known Perry since 1978 when Perry was a youth pastor and Jeb was an awkward middle school student. Jeb was involved in the beginning of Focused Living while he was living in Columbia in the early 90's. In fact, Jeb met his wife, the former Laurie Antablin, while they were working at WOLO-TV (aka ABC Columbia). Perry was the best man in their wedding. Jeb graduated from Eastern College and Fuller Theological Seminary. He served in two large churches in the Philadelphia area and considers it an honor to encourage people in their journeys with Jesus. Jeb enjoys watching college basketball, traveling and playing with his two daughters. They currently live in the Philadelphia area. Jeb continues to connect with Perry, David and the Focused Living men and is always up for doing a Hans and Frans skit with Perry.
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