Dr. Donald E. Greene, Jr., prominent, high energy, focused, visionary Bible preacher-teacher-lecturer, is a native of Camden, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, and a Master of Arts in ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. He has completed additional studies, including the Biblical Text in summer 2010 and 2011 at Regent’s Park College in Oxford, England, and Essentials to Expository Preaching I and II. He also received certification in the E. K. Bailey International Conference on Expository Preaching. Morris College awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Laws for outstanding leadership in communities of faith and selfless commitment to the Board of Trustees at Morris College.
Prior to relocating to Orangeburg, South Carolina, Dr. Greene served as pastor at Bethel Baptist Church, Flemington, Florida. God called him to pastor the historic Andrew Chapel Baptist Church in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in July 1995. His powerful preaching, love of people, and cherished joy as a servant of God made a powerful impact upon the congregation and contributed to an increased growth in church membership, which was a factor that ignited his vision to build a new edifice to accommodate its membership.
Throughout his tenure, Dr. Greene’s significant contributions and work for the Kingdom are reflected in immeasurable ways. Two blessings are evidenced early in his leadership. First, completion of a construction project in 2001, comprising a 700-seating capacity, an 80-seat choir stand, a spacious vestibule, and administrative offices, located on 33 acres of land purchased for the new edifice. Second, in 2004, completion of a multifaceted Fellowship Center, used for special events and most importantly classrooms for the continuation and expansion of instruction in the Andrew Chapel Christian Academy which began at the old church, a K-6 program, founded by Dr. Greene in 1998. The Center is also used for a K-12 after-school tutorial program.
Dr. Greene is an active participant in the community and is thought of by many as “the conscience of all venues.” He is currently involved in and works tirelessly on ministerial boards and in other capacities, including, but not limited to, the following: Pastor, Andrew Chapel Baptist Church, 23 years; Vice President at Large, Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina; member, Board of Trustees, Morris College, Sumter, South Carolina; organizer and host of Andrew Chapel’s Annual Community Growth Conference; convener of 7:00 A.M. Weekly Telephone Devotion; former member, Finance Committee, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.; and founder of Living Legends’ Banquet. He planned and chaired the gala honoring the late Dr. Luns C. Richardson’s 43 years of illustrious service as president at Morris College, Sumter, South Carolina.
Dr. Greene is married to the former Candice McNeil and they have two children, Aaron Jacob Greene and the late Caleb Andrew Greene.