Mount Hermon AME Church 20th Annual Greek Unity Day Program
Twenty years ago, during the tenure of former Pastor Rev. Michael A. Cousin, the concept and vision of Greek Unity Day was born. Today the program continues to be one of the most popular and well attended events hosted by our Church. The Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church family, and our dynamic Pastor, Rev. Henry E. Green, Jr., cordially invites the entire community to attend our 20th Annual Greek Unity Day Observance.
Through this program we annually acknowledge and recognize Black greek lettered organizations for their numerous contributions and accomplishments. Each year we select a member of one of the fraternities or sororities to serve as the keynote speaker for this occasion. This year, the Reverend Dr. John Frank Green, has been invited as the Messenger for the program. Dr. Green is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The Reverend Dr. John Frank Green joined the Interdenominational Theological Center team 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 ser-vice the needs of those who are lost, struggling for survival, and are in need of spiritual, physical and/or emotional healing.
A native of Kissimmee, FL, Dr. Green comes from a family of men in the ministry. He is the son of the late Reverend Henry E. and Mrs. Irene W. Green. His love for the African Methodist Episcopal Church grew out of the legacy of his father, who served as a Pastor and Presiding Elder in the Eleventh Episcopal District for forty years before his demise in 1991.
Dr. Green’s male siblings are distinctive spiritual warriors in the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His brothers are the Reverend Dr. Henry E. Green, Jr., Pastor, Mount Hermon AMEC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Right Reverend Samuel L. Green, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the 12th Episcopal District, and the Reverend Dr. David W. Green, Sr. is the Pastor of Allen Temple AMEC, Tampa, Florida.
Since becoming the President/Dean of Turner Theological Seminary, student enrollment has increased, particularly among distance learning students. Improvements in the residential hall to enhance student life have been made, such as: new computers installed in the computer lab with copier and printing capabilities; a forty two inch television installed in the Jacob’s Student Lounge and Conference room; as well as the liquidation of the mortgage on the Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot Administration and Residential Hall.
In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Green’s innovation and creativity gave birth to the Isaac R. Clark, Sr. Conference on Ministry and the Henry McNeal Turner Hall of Fame that honors graduates from Turner Theological Seminary for their outstanding and exceptional work in the ministry of the AMEC as part of the celebration of Turner Theological Seminary Founders’ Observance.
This event has sponsored outstanding preachers, lecturers, and practitioners from various church communions and academic institutions. As a result, clergy and lay have been inspired and equipped for ministry in the 21st Century.
Currently, Dr. Green serves as Adjunct Instructor in A.M.E. Church History and Polity, at the ITC and has served as Adjunct Instructor at the ITC in Ministry and Context, with an emphasis on Professional Readiness, and A.M.E. Church History and Polity.
John Frank Green is the husband of Phyllis McClendon Green, Episcopal supervisor of the 12th Episcopal District and the proud father of Courtney S. Green, a junior at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, majoring in Marketing/Public Relations.
The Mount Hermon Church Family extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the fraternities and sororities for your support of this event. We know that it is because of your continued patronage and participation that Greek Unity Day has been so successful for 20 years. We invite you to join us after the program in our Family Life Center where refreshments will be provided. Additionally, a photographer will be present to take commemorative photos of each organization.
Greek Unity Day 2014 will begin at 10:45 A.M. on Sunday February 16, 2014 at Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church, 401 N.W. Seventh Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For additional information please contact the Church at (954) 463-6309.