Our Pastor

Reverend Doctor David W. Green, Sr., the youngest of five children, was born to the late Presiding Elder Henry and Mrs. Irene Green in Miami, Florida.  Dr. Green began his formal education in the public schools of Orlando, Florida at Richmond Heights Elementary School, Carver Junior High School and graduated from Oak Ridge High School.  He is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and Turner Theological Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  He holds the Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. [Dissertation topic, “Developing a Ministry to Address End of Life Issues in the African American Community”].

Dr. Green was appointed Senior Pastor of Saint Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida on November 18, 2016. He served as the Senior Pastor of Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tampa Florida from 2012-2016 and Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church in Orlando, Florida from 2004- 2008.  In 1993, he was appointed the Senior Pastor of Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida and served that congregation for 11 years. Under his leadership, Greater Bethel relocated and build a new church facility.  Doctor Green’s previous pastoral charges included the St. Stephen AME Church in Bradenton, Florida 1989-1993. Dr. Green’s ministry encompassed a holistic realm enabling him to provide ministry to a diverse population of people.

Doctor Green’s ministry and achievements include the following:

  • Director of Grief and Educational Services for the Hospice of the Nature Coast (2009- 2012)
  • Certified Hospice Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRP) Training Provider (2011-Present)
  • Professor of Religion, Santa Fe College- Gainesville, Fl (2008- 2017)
  • Co-Chairman of Tampa Bay Coalition of Clergy (2014-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary Orlando Campus  (2007-2014)
  • Member of the General Board A.M.E. Church (1996-2012, 2016-2020)
  • Core Professor, Florida Center of Theological Studies Orlando Campus (2007-2010)
  • Chaplain, Haven Hospice Gainesville, Fl (2008-2009)
  • Chaplain, Vistas Innovative Hospice Care Orlando, Fl  (2006- 2007)
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners for the Central Conference – AME Church (1997 – 2008)
  • Delegate, General Conference of the AME Church (1992, 1996, 2000,2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Member, Rotary Club Inc. (2008- Present)
  • Past President, Alachua County Ministerial Alliance (1996-1999)
  • Chaplain, University Florida Fighting Gator Football Team (1996 – 2004, 2011-Present)
  • Past Member, State Board of One Church One Child, Inc.
  • Past Chairperson, Local Advisory Committee of One Church One Child, Inc.
  • 2017 Turner Theological Seminary Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Member, Gamma Eta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
  • State Chaplain of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Florida (2012-2015)
  • Master Mason, Prince Hall Masonic Family
  • Member, Presidential Search Committee ~ Santa Fe College Gainesville, Fl (2001)
  • Ordained an Itinerant Elder in the A.M.E. Church (1987)
  • Ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the A.M.E. Church (1985)
  • Licensed to preach in the A.M.E. Church (1982)

Reverend Green’s life, dedication, and commitment are exemplary of a true Prophet of God.  He is married to Kimberly C. Green, and they have one son, David William Green, Jr., He is the brother of Minerva Green, Rev. Dr. Henry E. Green, Jr., Rev. Dr. John F. Green, and Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr.