September 21, 1953, is a native of Brooklyn, New York, who
has lived in Hawaii since 1981. He is a graduate of Antioch
University West, with a BA in Liberal Arts and Science with
a concentration in holistic health.
is also the author of 3 books on the subjects of motivation,
fitness and vegetarianism that he has used to break Guinness
World Records in public speaking.
published his first book, "The Philosophy of Divine Nutrition"(in
1977) it was his doctoral thesis in Metaphysical Philosophy
at the Tree of Life School, located in New York City. This
book was also the text of his Guinness Book World Record for
the "longest sermon" - 93 consecutive hours (September
18-22, 1978).The premise of his philosophy is that every religious
text has instructions on health, longevity and nutrition and
that an analysis and synthesis of this advise is the basis
for his concept of Divine Nutrition.
The total PDN program is an internal martial art or mind/body
fitness program based upon the concepts of Jeet Kune Do, developed
by the late Bruce Lee.
addition to his Sermon record, he also holds two world records
in after-dinner speaking, based upon his book on motivation,
titled The Way of PDN- The Ultimate Vegetarian Athletic Nutrition
a three times Guinness
Book World Record holder in Public Speaking, he is one
of the longest talkers in recorded human history
every world record, he has given a jump rope demonstration!!!
Jump Swing is the jump rope fitness program and video developed
by him as a part of his rehabilitation from respiratory disease
and knee disease, as well as knee surgery.
former Choir/Altar Boy for the First African Methodist Episcopal
Zion Church in Brooklyn, New York,Thomas is an ordained minister
(non denominational, non sectarian) who has devoted his life
to the advancement of the disenfranchised, people with disabilities,
as well as at-risk youth.
this commitment to public service, he has been a Vice President
of the NAACP of Hawaii, Paul Harris Fellow and member of the
Rotary Club of Waikiki and South Hilo as well as board President
of Hawaii Disability Rights Center (HDRC).The HDRC is the
designated Hawaii Protection and Advocacy agency.
also served as a Disability Rights Advocate and office manager
for the East Hawaii branch of HDRC. Currently, he is a Social
Security Disability Advocate/Para Legal for the Legal Aid
Society of Hawaii-Hilo
since 1995 to the former Pamela Roldan of Kahuku, Hawaii,
Donald and Pamela live on the
Big Island of Hawaii (Hawaii, Hawaii), with their three
dogs, Ms. Frankie III, Ms. Johnnie Mae III and King T'Challa.
He can be found in
the following editions of the
Book of World Records
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