- BA, University of South Florida
- MDiv, Turner Theological Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center
- DMin, United Theological Seminary
The Reverend Dr. John Frank Green joined the Interdenominational Theological Center team in 2008 as the seventh president/dean of Turner Theological Seminary. Dr. Green is a preacher and a teacher; a church-builder and an administrator; a community activist and a theological leader. He shows a passion for realizing the church’s commission to service the needs of those who are lost, struggling for survival, and are in need of spiritual, physical and/or emotional healing. Prior to taking the helm at Turner, Dr. Green was the senior pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, FL for twelve years. He has completed twenty-four years of experience in the parish ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, primarily in the Eleventh Episcopal District. During this tenure, he pastored Hurst Chapel AME Church, Orlando, FL; Hurst Chapel AME Church in Winter Haven, FL; and Allen Temple AME Church in Tampa, FL. His success in these charges resulted from the unabashed manner in which he demonstrates his skills as a servant leader. Since leaving the pulpit, he has served as Interim Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Vidalia, Georgia, and St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Columbus, Georgia.
Working tirelessly to connect the church to the community, Dr. Green has staunchly promoted education and meaningful outreach programs. Under his leadership, the Bethel Community Development Corporation in Tallahassee constructed and sold fifty-two (52) homes to low-income families, at affordable prices, and made a remarkable improvement in the Bond Community residential area. The Life Recovery Center, an outreach program of Bethel AME Church, provided non-residential and residential treatment for approximately nine-hundred (900) substance abuse and chemically dependent clients. The Bethel Community Youth Programs Center has provided homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, test preparation, educational support and exposure, as well as cultural and personal enrichment activities for students and numerous volunteer hours and practicum experiences for students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, (FAMU), Florida State University (FSU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
“The Haves and Have Nots: Guidelines for Leading Congregational Change an Economically Empowering Poor Communities” available on Amazon.com.
“Prophets of the Old Testament: Introduction” in The Pastor’s Manual for the 21st Century, Volume 1: Toward the Orders of Deacon George Lovelace Champion, Sr., Editor
Dr. Green has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the ITC, Ministry and Context, with an emphasis on Professional Readiness, and is presently serving as an Adjunct Instructor, A.M.E. Polity, Candler School of Theology, and AME History and Polity, ITC. Understanding the challenge of African-American Churches residing in inner-city poor communities, Dr. Green authored his first book, The Haves and Have-Nots: Guidelines for Leading Congregational Change and Economically Empowering Poor Communities.