About Our Pastor

PastorGreeneBorn in Eunice, Louisiana to the union of Rev. Joel Greene, Jr. and Alice Antoine Greene, Joel Greene, Jr. is the second born child of six. He was baptized in 1964 at the Golden Star Baptist Church, also in Eunice, where his grandfather, Rev. Melvin Greene, Sr. was the founder and pastor. He had such a zeal for the word that he also began teaching Sunday school at the tender age of eleven.

Pastor Greene has been very active in doing the Lord’s work since his calling to spread the Gospel of Christ in 1989. Coming from such a prominent family of Ministers and Pastors, he also knew that is was imperative for him to seek theological education. In 1989, Rev. Greene was accepted to The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans. It was also during that time that Rev. Greene also attended Southern University of New Orleans to continue his higher secular education. Due to his dedication to his education, Rev. Joel Greene, Jr. was awarded his Associate Degree in Pastoral Ministry & Christian Education, and also a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After this accomplishment, Pastor Greene has taught in Orleans, St. Martin, St. Landry and Lafayette Parish School System.

Currently, Rev. Joel Greene is the pastor of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Lafayette, Louisiana (18 years), which he founded; Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Patoutville, Louisiana (10 years); and Bellevue Street Baptist Church in Opelousas, Louisiana, (5 years) which he also founded. He is a Vice-President of the Seventh District Baptist Association, Mid-day Advance Bible Study Teacher at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and a certified instructor on the local, state, and national levels for the Louisiana Baptist State Convention and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. In 2006, Pastor Greene was blessed to attend an expedition/tour to Jerusalem, where he was able to walk along the same land as Jesus. During this trip, Rev. Greene was also able to preach there and get baptized in the Jordan River. In 2008, Rev. Greene also was blessed to go to Greece and Turkey.

Rev. Joel Greene’s favorite hymn is Amazing Grace, and his 2 favorite scriptures are Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 6:33. He is always striving to do more to help others allow Christ into their lives, and he emphasizes the importance of giving all honor and praise to the Lord.

Rev. Joel Greene, Jr. has been happily married to Sister Betty McZeal Greene for 33 years, and expresses that he is looking forward to more. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.