Steve Green became President of Hobby Lobby in 2004 and has helped his family grow the business to more than 750 stores in 46 states with approximately 32,000 employees. He is a national speaker on both business and philanthropy interests, always focusing on how his faith intersects with his life endeavors.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary recognized his impact in these overlapping life arenas with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 2013 and in 2015, Mid-America Christian University presented him with an Honorary Doctorate of Biblical Literature.
In 2009, the Green family purchased its first biblical artifact and has since acquired¬†tens of thousands of items which now comprise the Green Collection, and is on loan to Museum of the Bible.¬ Museum of the Bible¬†is scheduled to open in 2017 in Washington, D.C., three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Steve devotes a significant amount of his time to supporting this endeavor and its related projects, including the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, education, traveling exhibits and research.
Green has written two books, Faith in America (2011) and The Bible in America (2013). Both are available at Hobby Lobby stores across the nation.
Steve and his wife, Jackie, have been married for more than 30 years, have six children and four grandchildren. They are actively involved in their local church, as well as with many national and international Christian charities.