The first Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) was meeting birthed in 1952 on the second floor of Clifton’s Cafeteria, located at Broadway and Seventh in downtown Los Angeles, USA. Together with Demos and his wife, Rose, and the speaker, Oral Roberts, were 18 other men. From that humble beginning, the fellowship quickly expanded across the United Sates and not long after, was transformed into a global movement that saw chapters established in every continent around the world.
The expansion to countries beyond the United States began in earnest in the 1960s. In 1966 the Seattle chapter initiated airlifts to Asia that spanned over a decade. Led by Enoch Christofferson, the Seattle chapter was instrumental in bringing the fellowship to Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines.