The Rev. Frank Raines III is the pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY. He is active in youth crime prevention programs and prison rehabilitation programs. Rev. Raines has been the National Membership Drive Coordinator of NAACP, a member of the Michigan Board of Medicine under Governor Jennifer Granholm, and an Adjunct Professor in the Wayne County Community College.
In 2010, Rev. Raines was invited by the White House and appointed to work with the Department of Labor. Also that year, he was honored to be invited to Oxford University to present a paper in Children's Literature representing his alma mater, Wayne Community College in District of Detroit, MI.