Dr. Florimond is a native of Democratic Republic of Congo and was a human rights activist there for over 10 years before he fled to the United States in 1993. For the safety of his family he came to Michigan, not knowing anyone and very little English. Since being in the U.S he has become a U.S. citizen, earned a Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership from Cornerstone University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Madison University. He also has a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology. He was a professor at Grand Valley University and a visiting professor at the Evangelical Seminary in Kigali, Rwanda.