Former U.S. Congressman, the Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake is the senior pastor of the more than 23,000 member Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens. Until June 30, 2008 he concurrently served as President of Wilberforce University in Ohio. During his 40-year pastorate, Allen has become one of the nation’s foremost Christian churches. It is listed among the top twenty churches in America in Outreach Magazine’s Annual Survey. The church and its subsidiary corporations operate with an annual budget of over $34 million. The church also owns expansive commercial and residential developments; a 600-student private school founded by Flake and his wife Elaine, and various commercial and social service enterprises, which has placed it among the nation’s most productive religious and urban development institutions. The corporations, church administrative offices, school, and ministries comprise one of the Borough of Queens’ largest private sector employers.