Bishop Samuel L. Green Sr.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”
Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr., is the son of the Late Reverend and Mrs. Henry E. and Irene W. Green, born on August 31st in Tampa, Florida. Bishop Green was nurtured by his late parents in strong religious and moral values, along with his sister Minerva Green and four brothers; Retired Master Sergeant Paul Green and the Reverend Dr. Henry, John and David Green. Bishop Green was reared in the state of Florida, where he received his formal education.Like the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament, the Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. was very young when he first realized his calling into the ministry. No supernatural acts of God were necessary to compel him to serve. “There was no light or anything like that,” Bishop Green said. “It was just an assurance that I had that this was what God wanted for me to do with my life.”
By the time he was 17, he was already preaching and touching the lives of others, but Bishop Green faced challenges in his early walk. Living in a way that pleased the Lord was a challenge for him as a teenager. He felt pressure to join his friends in activities that he knew would undermine his spirituality. He also faced doubt and criticism because of his youth, inexperience and desire to revolutionize the structure of the church. Bishop Green has been inspired to take daring new approaches, including more open worship and a ministry specialized for individual needs.