Reverend Dr. Barbara Sargent Green is a native of Georgetown, South Carolina. Reverend Green relocated from Flanders, New Jersey to Memphis, TN in 1987. She accepted the call to preach in May 1990, and is an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a graduate of Howard High School in Georgetown, South Carolina. She earned an Associate Degree from Durham College, in Durham, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Crichton College in Memphis, TN where she graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (ASL). She is a member of Who's Who Among Universities and Colleges. She received a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary where she was the recipient of the African American Scholarship. Revered Green completed her Doctor of Ministry in the Leadership Track at Memphis Theological Seminary in May 2019 with her dissertation entitled "Seeing the Heart of God- Dreams and Visions a Means of Discernment."
Reverend Green has a passion for Women in Ministry especially married sisters. Revered Green has a burden tor Intercessory Prayer to stand in the gap for the Body of Christ. Reverend Green is a visionary and has implemented numerous ministries such as Standing in the Gap Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Bethel Computer Classroom Learning Center, God's Precious Gifts Liturgical Dance Ministry for children, R.E.G.O.I.C.E. Liturgical Dance Ministry, Youth/ Young Adult Bible Study, and Leadership Summit.
The Right Revered Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the 117th elected and consecrated Bishop of the A.M.E. appointed Rev. Green to Bethel A.M.E Church October 29, 2005. Prior to accepting the Pastorate at Bethel she pastored White's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she was the first female Pastor of that congregation. Reverend Green also pastored Palestine African Methodist Episcopal Church.
She is an Advisory Board Member for Mission Possible Christian Outreach Service Mission, and has served as a volunteer for Volunteer Memphis- Read-To-Me at St. Jude, Sigma Alpha Lambda- Leadership- Society Historian and a former member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and served two semesters as Covenant Leader for Memphis Theological Seminary. She was elected three times as a delegate to the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, once as the First Alternate and has served as the Secretary for the West Tennessee Annual Conference for the past 13 years. Additionally, she was appointed by Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie to lead the 13th Episcopal District Intercessory Prayer Team in preparation for the 49th Session of the General Conference for the AME Church. Honored as Pastor of the Year 2011-2012 by the West Tennessee Lay Organization. She was blessed to be apart of a 17 member delegation under the leadership of Dr. James C. Wade, Executive Director of Church Growth & Development, and traveled to Georgetown Guyana, South America and was blessed to preach at Hinds A.M.E Church.
She retired from International Paper Company in June 2009 after 34 years of employment. Since 1978, she has been married to a wonderful man, Archie Jacob Green, Jr. They are blessed with a daughter, Brandice Green, who holds a PhD in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is employed as a Scientist for the U.S. Government in Washington, DC. Brandice is married to Brandon Weathers, and they have two children Braya Catherine Weathers and Barrett Alexander Weathers.