The history of Heard would not be complete without the names of Mr. Sinclair Fields, Mrs. Flossie Wactor Ruffin and Mr. James A. Jenkins, former Sunday School Superintendents; Mrs. Georgianna Parker, Treasurer for many years; Mrs. Wilhelmina Martin, Secretary of the Trustee Board for many years; Mrs. Belle Lester, first elected Church Clerk; and Mrs. Marie H. Wilmore, Clerk from 1947 until 1980.
Rev. Stephen A. Green is the Senior Pastor of Heard AME Church, Roselle, New Jersey. Called to spread God’s Love to all people, Rev. Stephen A. Green strives daily to live courageously through his commitment to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
As one of the nation’s youngest leading human and civil rights activists, Rev. Green previously served as the National Director of the Youth and College Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely respected grassroots civil rights organization. In this role, he oversaw an army of more than 30,000 young activists across 800 active youth councils and college chapters throughout the nation. Rev. Green received the Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Morehouse College and a Master of Divinity from The University of Chicago.
He is a proud life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and serves as their National Social Action Chair. Most importantly, he is embraced by a loving family, his parents, Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. and Dr. Ava S.B. Green, and brothers, Rev. Samuel L. Green, Jr. and Adam S. Green.