Rev. David W. Greene Sr., M.Div.
Rev. David W. Greene, Sr. is a dedicated husband, father, son, pastor and friend on a personal level; as well as a strong determined humanitarian, civic leader, educator, an advocate of youth, and a drum major for social justice. Pastor Greene has celebrated over 30 years of marriage with his lovely wife, Glenda P. Greene and is the proud father of two children, Ashley Nichole and David Jr., three granddaughters Nyla Janae Greene, Trinity Hogue and Sydney Grace Greene; and three grandsons, Carrington Gandy, Ashton Snow, & Triston Hogue. Pastor Greene’s proud parents, Carl & Mary Greene, reside in Cave City, KY.
Pastor Greene has been the dynamic Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church (doing business name of “Purpose of Life Ministries”) here in Indianapolis for 24 years. Pastor Greene has an unconventional approach to ministry and ministers to the unchurched, unloved and unsaved continuously. Under his leadership he has established numerous ministries to support his humanitarian/civic beliefs based on the Word of God.
Pastor Greene is an educator and a strong supporter of education, not just by mouth, but as demonstrated by his achievements in education. He graduated valedictorian of his high school class at Caverna High School, with honors from the University of Kentucky with degrees in math and computer science; a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Crossroads Bible College with a degree in religious studies; a Masters of Divinity degree from Anderson University School of Theology. At Purpose of Life Ministries, Pastor Greene, has instituted a number of classes to encourage and nurture the congregation in religious education and constantly promotes higher education and excellence. Many lives have been changed and improved as a result.
Pastor Greene’s civic involvement is extensive and in many instances mirrors his passion for youth and social justice. Pastor Greene is an active board member of the following organizations:
President of Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis Inc. (2015 – Present)
Chairman of Central Indiana Council of Aging (CICOA) (2017 – Present)
Chairman of Board of Our Kids (O.K.) Program of Indiana (2012 – Present)
Chairman of American Red Cross of Central Indiana Board (2014 – 2016)
Second Vice-President of Continuum of Care (2017 – Present)
2017 Pastor of the Year by the Baptist Minister’s Alliance
2019 Mayor’s Community Advocacy Award
Many more accolades and accomplishments could be shared; however, time and space will not permit capturing all that encompass the greatness of such a deserving man who constantly advocates change and improvement of lives, education and justice for all.