Dr. Oliver B. Greene founded the Gospel Hour, Inc. in 1956 as a
Christian outreach using radio, personal appearances, books and
audio tapes. The radio program, which began on one station in Georgia,
spread through syndication until it reached across the nation. At
one time the program was heard on more than 150 stations. The program
is currently heard on more than eighty stations in America; on Caribbean
Radio Lighthouse, which carries the program throughout the Caribbean
area; and worldwide by way of the internet.
Dr. Greene began preaching as an evangelist in the early 1940's
and went wherever he was invited to preach. This eventually led
to his standard practice of holding revivals in churches and arenas
during the winter and holding tent campaigns in the summer. His
tents were quite impressive, the largest one being 300 feet long
and 150 feet wide. He also travelled extensively overseas, visiting
and raising money for missionaries in many different countries.
He was truly a "triple threat", spreading the gospel through
public speaking, the written word and the medium of radio. His personal
ministry ended suddenly on July 26, 1976 when he died of an aneurism
in the heart. However, through the prayers and donations of many
friends the ministry has continued and reaches thousands daily throughout
After his death, his son, Dr. David B. Greene, along with Dr.
Greene's widow and his other son Tom, continued the ministry. David
has been involved with the Gospel Hour since childhood, always travelling
with his dad in meetings and helping at the Gospel Hour headquarters.
He brings to the ministry a scientific and mathematics background,
as well as a degree in law. David is a practicing attorney in Greenville
and has a website at www.greenelaw.org