About Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries
Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, former New Jersey Secretary of State, and the author of the books Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom, Meditations for Financial Freedom - Volumes 1&2 and Say Yes When Life Says No. He is the creator of dfree® – a financial freedom movement in use by thousands of churches and organizations across the country. dfree® has been featured by CNN in the 90-minute Black in America documentary, Almighty Debt. His work has also been featured in several publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.
Dr. Soaries is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN), Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT) and Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. He serves as the Compensation Chair on all three boards.