Mart Green

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Mart Green is the founder and CEO of Mardel Christian and Educational Supply and of Every Tribe Entertainment, and an heir to the Hobby Lobby family of companies which was founded by Mart's father David Green.

Mart Green's chain of Christian stores, Mardel, has 32 stores in six US states and is headquartered in Oklahoma City. It is part of the Hobby Lobby group of companies.[1]

Film making[edit]

In 2007, Every Tribe Entertainment had released two films: Beyond the Gates of Splendor, a 2002 documentary, and End of the Spear, an 2005 adventure drama, both about the 1956 killing of five missionaries in Ecuador. ETE's producer is Bill Ewing and director is Jim Hanon, a first-time director. The film company's total budget for start up costs and its first two movies is around $20 million.[2] In addition, his son, Brent Green has also taken up the art of film with his company Toy Gun Films, who recently produced the film En Tus Manos and Paper Flower (film).

In 2011, EGM (EthnoGraphic Media) produced the film "Little Town of Bethlehem". A documentary directed by Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green.[3]

Oral Roberts University[edit]

Green pledged a $70 million gift in November 2007 to Oral Roberts University (ORU), enough to retire much of the university's debt, on the condition that the university show good governance. Of the $70 million that was pledged, he gave an immediate $8 million during the November 2007 board meeting. The balance of the $70 million was given later. [4] [5] Upon an agreement with the University, Green became the new Chairman of the Board at ORU,[6] and a majority of the Board of Trustees was replaced. In January 2009, Green and his family gave an additional gift of $10 million to ORU for campus renovations. In January 2009, Green also announced the ORU Board of Trustees selection of Mark Rutland as ORU President.[7] In December 2010, ORU announced that the Green family would make another $10 million gift in 2011, to be used for renovations and technology improvements. The gift raised the Greens' total donations to ORU to $110 million.[8]

Family[edit]

His father, David Green founded the chain Hobby Lobby, with over 500 stores, and Mart sits on Hobby Lobby's board of directors.

Green has been married to his wife, Diana, since 1982. They have four children Brent, Tyler, Scott, and Amy, who were born in the 1980s and early 1990s.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Board of Trustees - Oral Roberts University
  2. ^ Interviews: Mart Green - Christianity Today Movies
  3. ^ http://www.egmfilms.org/films/little-town-of-bethlehem/
  4. ^ Oral Roberts U. and President Part Ways - New York Times
  5. ^ News Conference Statements - News - Oral Roberts University
  6. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/TWPDFs/2008/Final/W_020108_A_4.pdf
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Bill Sherman, "ORU receives another $10 million donation", Tulsa World, December 17, 2010.