Dr. Green is married to the former Idelia Mae Johnson, and the very proud father of two daughters; Melody T. Green-Lewis and Cerise T. Green-Palmer. Proud grandfather of Grandson Melvin D. Palmer and Granddaughter Melody M. Palmer. For all of this, Dr. Melvin C. Green gives God all the glory. He is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System, graduating from Edmondson High School in 1970. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State College in 1974, in Music Education with a concentration in piano and Music Theory.
Dr. Green is also a two time graduate of Howard University School of Divinity, 1988 and 1995 respectively as a recipient of the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees.
His doctoral thesis is entitled "The Administration of the Ministry of Music: A Black Church Perspective."
Dr. Green is a former teacher and choral conductor in the Baltimore City Public School System. He is also the former Director of Music Education at the Lafayette Square Community Center and the Monroe R. Saunders Center for the Creative Learning in Baltimore. Prior to his divine call into the gospel ministry, Dr. Green served as full time minister of music and organist for 22 years under the pastorate of his father Bishop Conway Green.
He received his divine call to the gospel ministry March 20, 1985. He preached his initial trial sermon August 25, 1985. He was licensed to preach November 1, 1985. He was ordained February 23, 1986. He was elected as the second Pastor of the Christian Community Church of God on Friday July 28, 1995 during the Second Annual Holy Ecumenical Convocation.
Dr. Green is a lifetime member of the NAACP. He is a member of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Baltimore & Vicinity and the Interdenominational Ministers’ Alliance. He is also a past president and member of the Howard University School of Divinity Student Government Association. He presently serves as an instructor of practical theology at the Determined Biblical Institute and School of Theology in Baltimore.
The first family of Christian Community Church of God welcomes you to our web-site. We're a church commissioned to teach and enhance family values and nurture. The family is the oldest institution in civilization. We believe in the biblical order of family structure. The man-husband-father as King-patriarch, priest, provider, protector and peace-maker. The woman as Queen-matriarch, soul mate, help mate, home maker, and counselor. The children as Prince and Princess, jewels, assets and joy of the home.
Pastor Melvin Clifton Green
First Lady Idelia Mae Johnson-Green
Mr. Eddie Lee Lewis Jr. & Mrs. Melody Typicia Green-Lewis
Eddie J. Lewis
Mr. Earnest Palmer & Ms. Cerise Trumaine Green-Palmer
Melvin D. Palmer
Melody M. Palmer
Introducing the First Family
We believe in the trinity of the Holy Godhead; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost (Matt 3:16-17, 28:19; I Cor. 12:4-6; I Pet. 1:2,3:18). We also believe in the unity of the trinity, in that they are all One with three distinct persons to meet the spiritual and physical needs of humanity (John 14:9-16; II Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:4,7,13).
We believe in the Gospel Plan of Salvation through repentance and confession of sins (I John 1:9 Romans 10:9-13; Acts 16:31). The Gospel (evangelion) is known as the Good News of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1).
We believe in the internal and external baptism. The internal baptism of the Holy Ghost fire where one is filled on the inside with the Holy Ghost to live a life of righteousness and holiness within the Kingdom of God (Matt. 3:11c; Acts 2:1-4). The external baptism as an outward sign of inward change through immersion symbolizing that one has died to an old life of sin and have been resurrected to a new life of righteousness (Rom. 6:4).
We believe when one becomes filled with the Holy Ghost one will experience sanctification, which means to be separated from the world unto Jesus Christ as saints of God (Rom. 1:1-7; I Thess. 5:23; I Pet. 1:2).
We believe that the righteous will inherit everlasting life in heaven (John 3:16); however, we also believe that the unrighteous will inherit eternal damnation in hell (Mark 16:16b; Luke 16:23; Rev. 21:8).
We are a (w)holistic Bible believing Church of God advocating the practices and principles of holiness as a life style. We seek to minister to the whole person: Heart, Mind, Body and Soul.
"And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon the tables the he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry" (Habakkuk 2:2-3).