Steve graduated from high school in 1981 and began working full time as the Store Operations Supervisor. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2000 and named President of Hobby Lobby in December of 2004. In 2013, Green was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree by Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Steve’s father David is the Founder and C.E.O. of Hobby Lobby and his mother Barbara is a Buyer for Hobby Lobby and Hemispheres. His brother Mart Green is the C.E.O. of Mardel Stores, and his sister Darsee Lett is the Vice President of Hobby Lobby Art/Creative.
In 2009, the Green Family purchased its first biblical artifact. Today Steve devotes half his time to what has become known as The Green Collection, which is among the world’s newest and largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The collection of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities will eventually become the core of an international, non-sectarian museum of the Bible and will be the subject of ongoing scholarly research through the Green Scholars Initiative.
Green has authored two books. His first, Faith in America, was published in 2011 by Looking Glass Books and tells the history of the advertisements that Hobby Lobby places in newspapers across the United States each year to share the real meaning of Christmas, Easter and Independence Day. In his second book, The Bible in America, published in 2013, Steve presents a never before seen view of who we are as a nation and as individuals and how the Bible has guided our history and continues to shape our national and personal destiny. Both can be purchased at Hobby Lobby stores across the nation. Steve and his wife Jackie have been married for 31 years and reside in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They are the proud parents of one son and five daughters. Within the last few years they have added a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, three grandchildren and one on the way. They are actively involved at their church, as well as many other national and international Christian ministries and charities.