Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist church The Church Where LOVE Makes The Difference

Our Pastor

Dr. Deborah R. Green

Senior Pastor, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

Installation Service


Pastor Green!

Rev. Dr. Deborah R. Green is the only child to the late Rev. Dr. Constance D.
Samuels and Edward Green and was raised by her step Father Nathaniel Jerido. She accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of her life at an early age. Pastor Long extended the invitation of discipleship from Friendship M.B. Church, where she built a relationship with Friendship; but became a member of Greater St. Paul M. B. Church, where she sat under the pasturage of her Great-Grand Father Rev. Dr. Charles H. Gardner and his wife Emma.

After graduating from Lakewood Senior High School, she then obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bethune-Cookman College. She went on in 2003 to receive a Masters of Art Degree in Christian Education with a Minor Church Administration from Tampa Bay Bible College. She then obtained her Doctoral Degree in Christian Ministry with a Minor in Christian Counseling from Tampa Bay Bible College in June of 2008.

Rev. Deborah has built a renowned reputation in ministry work with her Mother through Earth Mission Ministries. She served as the Executive Director of the Youth Cultural Arts Program and as Youth Pastor. Earth Mission provided an after school program to youth ages 5 -17 to alter defiant behavior by building self-esteem through cultural dance, drama and a performing arts.  She began ministering on August 12, 1999, on her Mother’s birthday. In June of 2001 she was ordained and commissioned to go higher in the work of the Lord. Rev. Deborah has always been a program preacher with a long history of work with non-profit organizations. She has served with the James B. Sanderlin Family Center, WorkNet Pinellas, Mt. Zion Human Services Inc., Suncoast Hospice, Inc., Earth Mission Inc. and now with Mt. Calvary Inc.

In 2008 she resurrected the program component of Earth Mission, Inc. by obtaining a contract with the Florida Department of Education–Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Earth Mission, now assist individuals with disabilities and ex-offenders with disabilities to obtain gainful employment. She also provides an eight week Christian Education Course entitled: “Kingdom Development”. This course has been designed for church leaders to help in identifying their leadership roles and to assist in the body of Christ.

Rev. Deborah also served as Interim Pastor of the Traveler Rest M.B. Church from 2005-2006. She was a member of the Stewart-Isom Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church from 2006 to 2013, where she was ordained as a Methodist Preacher in July of 2007. She is also a member of the St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Rev. Deborah has received many acknowledgments for her work in the St.
Petersburg community: 1994-Key to the City of St. Petersburg, 1995-Proclamation from Governor Lawton Chiles, 1999-City of St. Petersburg Sunshine Ambassadors Award, 1999-Pinellas County Economic Development Summit, for community job placement and retention, 2009-Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Training-Morton Plant Meese Hospital & Suncoast Hospice Inc., Outstanding Leadership in the Church & Community / 2009-2010, Unsung Hero Award in 2012 and Pastor’s Appreciation Award in 2014.

Rev. Deborah feels that God is doing a new work within the earth and he is using new people to get His Kingdom work done. While serving as President/CEO of Earth Mission Inc and as Senior Pastor of the Mt. Calvary M.B. Church, Dr. Green has been transitioned to a new place to do a new work for the Kingdom of God.

Rev. Deborah Green gives special recognition to Pastor Robert L. Peak Jr. as he has served as mentors to her and she offers special thanks to Dr. John A. Evans Sr. as he presently serve as a Spiritual Father and Mentor to her in the gospel.  Dr. Green will forever extend gratitude to her Mother, the late Rev. Dr. Constance D. Samuels who assisted in making and molding her into the woman that she is today.

Blessings for Calvary!

Dr. Green’s supreme contribution to the membership is for every member to have a personal relationship with God, for members to be educated in the word of God and to know how to implement the word of God in their personal lives.

Dr. Green has presented many community bible study series.  These lessons have helped individuals to develop a path to God. She has shared God’s vision for “CALVARY” in the completion of the renovation of Calvary Inc. and for the plans to build a new sanctuary in 2017.  Dr. Green always encourages the congregation to hold to God's unchanging hand and to trust Him and take Him at his word.