Mart Green began his retail career as a youth in the home of his parents. With a $600 loan his family started Hobby Lobby, now a chain of more than 900 arts and crafts stores across the U.S. As the Ministry Investment Officer for the Green family businesses, Mart also serves as Hobby Lobby’s Board Chair.
In 1981, Mart founded Mardel Christian and Educational Supply, a chain of Christian education stores.
He also served as the producer for the film End of the Spear and the companion documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor.
In 2010, Mart began a journey to “Eradicate Bible Poverty”. An alliance of ministry and resource partners called illumiNations was birthed. Their goal is that by 2033, all 6000 plus vital languages will have Scripture in their heart language. It is Mart’s belief that by 2033, 95% of the world will have a complete Bible, 99.96% of the world will have a New Testament, and 100% will have at least 25 chapters.
A native Oklahoman, Mart and his wife, Diana, have four married children and eleven grandchildren.