Thursday, December 2, 2010

Minister Michael D. Greene

Introduction of New Artists to The Gospel Music Arena

Michael Green- Songwriter/Composer
Michael Denard Green was born April 9th 1977 in Quincy, Florida. After graduating from high school, he attended the Florida State University, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary English Education in 1998. He moved to Tampa, Florida to begin his teaching career in the School District of Hillsborough County where he currently is employed at Webb Middle School. His colleagues selected him to represent them as Webb's Teacher of the Year nominee in 2002, and as the Ida S. Baker Distinguished Educator of Minority Students Award nominee in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Green was employed by the School District of Hillsborough County for eleven years before his transition in 2009 to Houston, Texas, where he was hired to teach English at Westbury High School in the Houston Independent School District.

At the age of fifteen, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. In addition to working with his local church music department, he sang with and directed, district and jurisdictional choirs, and he started his own group, Inspired Voices of Praise. Minister Mike also sang with the Florida State University Gospel Choir, and formed Webb Middle School's first gospel choir in Tampa, Florida. He serves as one of the national Creative Arts Directors for the Men of Promise of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. The Men of Promise and Women of Worship of the GMWA have featured his music during its national conventions: Born to Die for Me (2004); His Mercy Endures Forever (2005); You Are My Lord (2006); I Need You (2007); Return (2008), also featured on the "He Will Deliver" album by Prince Yelder and DCF; God Has Spoken (2009); and Reverence (2010). Additionally he has facilitated many workshops, including the St. Louis, Missouri City-wide Choir Week (2010) and the Krefelder Gospel Music Festival in Krefeld, Germany (2010).

Evangelist Mike received his ministerial license in 2002 and his elder's ordination as evangelist in 2007. Prior to his current assignment as Minister of Worship and Fine Arts at the Progressive Open Door Christian Center in Houston, Texas (Pastor Freedom Gulley), he served as a Director of Music at Brown Memorial C.O.G.I.C. (Bishop Matthew Williams), and as Youth Minister and Minister of Music at the Ministry of Spirit and Truth (Bishop Saughanto Austin) in Tampa, Florida from 2001 to 2009.

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