Veneta Temple Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in education with a cognate in curriculum and instruction, developing curriculum and teaching with a global perspective. She served more than thirty-five years as a professional educator in the public school system, teaching at-risk, college preparatory, honors, English as second language, and community college students. She has touched the lives of thousands of students during her tenure.
Veneta was actively involved in Bible studies since early childhood, and she served as a youth leader in her church from her junior high to early college years in her hometown in Alabama. She met Pastor Richard H. Greene in the teacher’s lounge while teaching in Inglewood Unified School District. On the same day, in the faculty lunchroom, he was bold enough to ask, “Are you saved?” She stated she had been saved since she was a child. “How do you know you are saved?” he questioned. She explained all her church leadership roles and commitment at a young age. After school, he was the first to show her Acts 2:38. The instructions were clear; she understood the message and obeyed the Word of God without question. This led to her being empowered to overcome. Two years later, they were married. Forty years later, she is still working with her husband in ministry. She is retired from teaching and serves as pastor of Shield of Faith God Cares Ministry at Shield of Faith Christian Center in Pomona, California under senior pastors Apostle Henry B. Alexander and Dr. Marty Alexander.