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Meet The Mentors


Alvin Williams

Mr. Alvin is an investment and government relations expert. He is a supporter of all professional sports teams in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas. He likes to read and spend time with his lovely wife and two lovely daughters. He aspires to pass on his expertise to the next generation of young men and women.


Raymond James

Mr. Raymond works in the finance field and is a driven man. Knicks, Giants, Yankees, and Rangers are among his favorite sports teams. For him, each trip to New York is like coming home. He values the time he gets to spend with his wife and children. He wants to use the things he's acquired throughout his life to help these young people succeed in the future.


Chris Diaz

Chris has moderate autism, which you wouldn't know unless he informed you. He has a fantastic personality and is a huge fan of anime and football. For his progress and commitment to improve within our mentoring, Chris was named Member of the Year in 2019. He looks forward to passing on what he learned in this program to others.

At-Large Mentors


Paul Graham

Pastor Paul Graham comes to us with a wealth of experience and spiritual leadership. Paul Graham pastored five congregations in the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists serving as youth pastor, counselor and chaplain to the schools assigned to the Youth Advisory Committee prior to arrival at Restoration Praise Center. He also served on the ministerial board. Pastor Graham loves teaching the Word of God and helping as many as possible gain a better understanding of the Gospel and stronger walk with the Master. We are excited to have his spiritual guidance to help govern our board.


Brad Tramel

Mr. Brad Tramel works at the US Department of Energy but his story doesn’t end there. Brad is passionate motivational speaker, mentor, world traveler, who loves working with the youth. His infectious hip hop flow mixed with a knowledge of what’s in the world, makes him a great fit for helping our kids grow. Brad resides in the DMV area, as a whole BFFF is extremely excited to have him onboard with our leadership going forward.


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