Frank Fournier is French Canadian and was born into a Roman Catholic home. He joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church when he was 27 years old, and started working with supporting ministries in March of 1975. For five years, he served as president of Woodland Park Foundation, a supporting ministry in South River, Ontario, Canada. Next, he taught Bible for two years at Fountainview Academy in British Columbia. In 1987, he and his family moved to Zambia, Africa, where he served as director of Riverside Farm Institute for six years. In 1997, he and his wife, Janet, began working with Outpost Centers International, where Frank served for five years as executive vice-president. He was president of Eden Valley for 12 years, president of ASI-NAD for 4 years, and executive VP of OCI for a total of 11 years.