LCU Board Chair Gene Harker, MD, PhD, said in his
announcement, "Dr. Green brings a pastor's heart, a scholar's mind,
and a seasoned-leader's wisdom to his new role. He is a trusted
member of our community. We simply cannot imagine a better
transitional president for such a time as this. We ask for your
continued prayers and partnership during this time of transition."
As transitional president, Dr. Green will have the full authority
and responsibility of the president's office as he engages the LCU
campus community, alumni, and friends in fulfilling the University
mission and meeting institutional goals.
"During his 16-year tenure, President Ray has established a solid
foundation on which LCU can build for the future," said Dr. Green. "I look forward to serving the LCU
community as we seek to maintain continuity with the past while embracing
appropriate change for the future."
Dr. Green has been an integral part of the Lincoln Christian
community for 47 years. He has served LCU with distinction in the
roles of Trustee, Administrative Assistant to the President,
Director of Development, Executive Vice President, and Vice
President of Church Development. Dr. Green currently serves as
Professor of Leadership and Director of two growing academic
programs: the online MA in Organizational Leadership and the
Seminary's Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts and Master of Divinity
Leadership specializations. As one of LCU's highest rated
professors, he teaches many of the core leadership courses.
President Ray expressed his support with, "Dr. Green is a uniquely
gifted leader. He has an extraordinary capacity for teaching, preaching,
leading, and engaging organizational culture in an effective and catalytic way.
We are thankful he is willing to serve in this capacity at this crucial juncture
in the university's history."
Dr. Green graduated from Lincoln Christian
University (BA, 1970 and MDiv 1973) and went on to earn his
doctorate (DMin) from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of
Trinity International University.
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Not only is Dr. Green a proven leader and scholar, he served in
full-time preaching ministry for 10 years at Attica Christian Church
in Attica, Indiana, and Jefferson Street Christian Church in
Lincoln, Illinois, before joining the LCU administrative team in
1982. He continues to be in demand as a speaker and church
consultant. He and his wife Margaret have been married for 44 years
and have a daughter, Lara, who lives in Springfield, Illinois, with
her husband Jon Morrissette who serves as Lead Minister with the
Lakeside Christian Church.
Dr. Harker was encouraging in his announcement to faculty and staff
on Thursday afternoon, "Great things are happening at LCU, and we
are excited about what God will do in the coming year. We ask for
your continued prayers and partnership during this time of
Dr. Green will serve as Transitional President until a permanent
president is in place—a process that Dr. Harker anticipates will be
completed by June 1, 2015.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Christian University]
About Lincoln Christian University
Established in Lincoln, Illinois, in 1944, LCU's mission is to equip
Christians to serve and lead in the church, the workplace, and the
world. In its 70 year history, 16,000 Lincoln Christian alumni have
gone on to serve in every one of the 50 United States and in more
than 160 countries worldwide. Today, LCU offers a variety of degree
programs for undergraduates, graduates and seminary students.
Classes are offered on campus, at four extension sites in 3 states
and online around the world. To learn more, visit