Reverend Floyd Harold Flake is the senior pastor of the 23,000 member Greater Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, New York, and president of Wilberforce University. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives.
Flake served as a social worker after college and then worked for Xerox as a marketing analyst. Flake next worked as Director of Student Affairs at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, and subsequently Dean of students and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. African-American Center at Boston University. In 1976, he was asked to head the Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church (now The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York). Under Flake’s leadership, the church grew from having about 1,400 members to over 23,000 parishioners.
In 1986, Flake was elected to the 100th United States Congress from the 6th New York Congressional District. He remained in the House of Representatives until 1997, when he resigned in the middle of a term in order to return to work at his church full time. Flake has published several books, including ‘The Way of the Bootstrapper: Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams’ (1999). Flake is also a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
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