Turner Theological Seminary Elects New President/Dean


The Reverend Dr. John Frank Green has been appointed seventh president and dean of Turner Theological Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Green is a preacher and a teacher; a churchbuilder and an administrator; a community activist and a theological leader. Bishop William DeVeaux, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Turner Theological Seminary, proudly shares, “Dr. Green was selected after a nationwide search was conducted by the Board. He emerged as the final choice for president/dean from a remarkably gifted group of men and women who represented the very best of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.”

Prior to taking the helm at Turner Theological Seminary, Dr. Green was the pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, FL for twelve years. He has twenty-four years of experience in the parish ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal [AME] Church, primarily in the Eleventh Episcopal District. During this tenure, he pastured Hurst Chapel AME Church in Orlando, FL; Hurst Chapel AME Church in Winter Haven, FL; and Allen Temple AME Church in Tampa, FL.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Green back to the ITC campus,” says President Michael A. Battle at The Interdenominational Theological Center. “It is always rewarding to have one of our own return to ITC in a capacity of service – it further authenticates that we do indeed prepare Christian leaders for service in the Church and the global community. Dr. Green is actually one of four brothers graduating from ITC – one is a bishop and two others pastor major AME churches. ITC is honored by Dr. Green’s extensive pastoral experience that adds tremendous dimension to the work he’ll be doing as presidentdean of Turner Theological Seminary at the ITC.”

Dr. Green is a native of Kissimmee, FL and was educated in the public schools of Orlando, FL.

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