Mart Green


Mart Green

Mart Green began his retail career as a youth in the home of his parents. With a $600 loan his family started Hobby Lobby, now a chain of more than 800 arts and crafts stores across the U.S. As the Ministry Investment Officer for the Green family businesses, Mart serves as Hobby Lobby’s Board Chair.

In 1981, Mart founded Mardel Christian and Educational Supply, a chain of Christian education stores. He also served as the producer for the films End of the Spear and Beyond the Gates of Splendor.

In 2010, Mart began a journey to help build a digital Bible library. An alliance of ministry partners and resource partners, called illumiNations was birthed. The goal is that by 2033 all 6000 plus vital languages will have Scripture in their heart language.

Mart and his wife, Diana, have enjoyed over thirty years of marriage. They have four adult children and eleven grandchildren. They make their home in Oklahoma.