Member Spotlight - Joe Greene

1.)    What is your vocation?  I am retired from the Rock Hill School System after 39 years.   I taught US history for much of that time and ended my career for the last 15 years working with the Gifted and Talented Program.

2.)    Tell us about your family:  I am the youngest of five.  Only my sister and I are remaining but I have several nieces and nephews and many friends that I consider family.

3.)    Who was the main human influence that lead you to a relationship with Christ?  My mother.  I was brought to Park Church by my parents since I was an infant. 

4.)    What is your favorite Bible Verse? Matthew 25:35-36: " For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came and visited me."  I am proud to be part of a Christian community who heard these words and have acted upon them.   I feel strongly that this is our mission as Christians. 

5.)    What has the Lord been teaching you over the last 6 months?  With the death of my brother and other family members in the last few months I am learning that I am not alone and that there is comfort in His presence. 

6.)    What is something most people don’t know about you?  I spent one summer in China and one in Indonesia studying under a Fulbright Scholarship.   I focused on social rites and rituals attending weddings and burials and other issues of their society. 

7.)    Do you have any specific prayer requests?   That grace and mercy be poured down upon those who are hungry and who are homeless and who are abused.