Kelly Green grew up on the west coast of California raised by a single mother. He was surrounded by addictions and a dysfunctional family structure. Kelly watched the adults in his life attempt to fill the void in their lives with worldly vices and he too chose those “escapes” for his young life. In spite of a life embedded in the counterculture of the age, Kelly came to know the Lord as a young man and was called into the gospel ministry in 1971. Kelly then attended the University of Mobile, where he met his wife, Beth Thomas. They were married in November of 1974. Upon graduating from the university, this high school dropout went on to obtain a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary.
Kelly Green Evangelistic Association (now Kelly Green Global) was founded in 1979. During the last 40 plus years, Kelly has visited over 1500 churches in the U.S., as well as travelled globally with teams of believers, to share the Gospel. Missions and evangelism have been his passion. He has been gifted in equipping people to work with the Father-less people of the world through short term mission trips, locally and international.
Kelly and Beth have two sons, Jonathan (married to Merida) and Taylor (married to Dawn), and are grandparents to Skylar.
The way Jesus did ministry is our model – caring for the sick, training leaders, and sharing the Gospel so that people can be introduced into God’s Kingdom.
God has called each of us who are committed to Him, to step out in faith and spread the Good News. Kelly Green Global is seeking to reach the world for Christ!
KGG’s mission teams minister through various venues, including, but not limited to open arenas, speaking in schools (HIV/Aids Awareness, political, music, and cultural classes), refugee centers, military bases, baseball clinics, pastor conferences, women’s leadership training and conferences, medical and dental clinics and much, much more.
A HOLIDAY GREETING FROM KELLY:
Dear Praying Partners,
What great opportunities Kelly Green Global has had as we look to the end of 2015 come and the New Year, 2016 begins. Our ministry has been greatly blessed by all who prayed faithfully for us all these years. The gift of prayer is really the greatest gift that you can give someone, and for that, we could never thank you enough.
This year has, in our hearts, been the most challenging year of our 44 years in ministry. After a fruitful five years in South Tampa, we have been led to embark upon a new life and ministry journey. The Lord has opened a new door for us and our ministry, at a time when we didn’t know that this kind of change would be possible. God has called Beth and I to a new home in Holland, Michigan with new ministry opportunities. I am now serving on staff at a church in Holland with our dear friend and mission visionary, Pastor Craig Rees.
When reflecting upon God’s call on my life, I thought to myself, most people at my age would slow down. However in my case, God does not want me to slow down. Many of you may have even asked, “Why do you do, what you do, at this point in your life?” God told me, ”Why not?”
God spoke to my heart through Joshua 14, when Caleb was 85 years old, when his passion and vision had not changed in all of his years. Caleb said to God, “Give me this mountain” (Joshua 14 :10-12a). I believe that God used this passage to challenge me to go higher, to climb the mountains, even though many think my age may appear to restrict. For me, this is an opportunity and a door that only God could have opened.
One of the attractions for me during this change is that I have been encouraged to continue with the work of Kelly Green Global (KGG). KGG is partnering with Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan and will continue growing globally. Because of our move to Holland, we must continue drawing part of our salary from KGG and trust in Him monthly for His provision. Our ministry partners’ financial support is needed now more than ever. Please prayerfully consider giving to KGG as a one time gift or monthly. If you feel lead by our Lord to give to KGG, all gifts are tax deductible. Your gift can be mailed to: P.O. Box 949, Brandon, FL 33509 or given online by clicking the Paypal button.
In a world where there is much confusion, may we be challenged this Christmas season to remember the birth of our Savior and the HOPE He gives to all who trust in Him. Whether it be a goat given in His name through the God Is Grace Ministry, or the Gospel message shared in an increasingly large anti-Christian world, Kelly Green Global is committed to the call of God to, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20 NIV)
Thank you again for praying for and partnering with us!
In Christ Alone,