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 850 arts and crafts stores across the U.S. As the Ministry Investment Officer for the Green family businesses, Mart 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 films End of the Spear and Beyond the Gates of Splendor.
In 2010, Mart began a journey to help build a digital Bible library through an alliance called Every Tribe Every Nation. Its goal is to empower ministries by creating the world’s largest library of Bible translations digitized for easy and immediate access in print, audio, and video.
Mart and his wife, Diana, have enjoyed over thirty years of marriage. They have four adult children and ten grandchildren. They make their home in Oklahoma.