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8/31/17 at 03:05 PM 0 Comments

First Priority of America names new President and CEO

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Dr. Rick Forbus has been selected to serve as the next President and CEO of First Priority of America, a Christian non-profit organization that presently resources over 40,000 middle and high school students in 849 clubs across America. Forbus and his team are preparing to be in 1000 schools by the fall of 2018.

For the past eleven years, Dr. Forbus was the CEO of Trove, Inc. an Atlanta-based executive coaching and professional training firm. He will remain a Senior Partner for Trove, Inc., but will direct his energy and skills to grow First Priority of America.

“First Priority of America (FPoA) exists to share the hope of Christ with every student in America,” says Forbus. “We believe that America’s youth culture is facing a major spiritual problem that requires a great spiritual movement. All statistics today indicate that teenagers are the number one influence on the lives of their peers. Our strategy is designed to unite the body of Christ by networking churches, parents, and business/community leaders to support, train and resource Christian teenagers to influence their school peers with the Gospel. FPoA believes that the good news of the Gospel of Christ is the solution to the hopelessness facing today’s teenagers.”

About First Priority of America:
Founded in 1997 and based in Middle Tennessee, First Priority employs a “non-parachurch” strategy designed to work directly with and through local churches. Local First Priority chapters equip, encourage and empower Christian students to legally form clubs or groups in their middle and high schools. These clubs follow a four week H.O.P.E cycle which promotes Christian students living and sharing their faith with their peers. FPoA currently has ministry locations spanning 16 states with 34 local FP chapters and FP clubs in 849 schools. Over 40,000 students attend FP Clubs weekly. For more information, please contact First Priority of America at or

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