Dr. Ralph E. Green is the Founder, presiding Chief Apostle, and Overseer of the Free Gospel Deliverance Temple. He was born on February 14, 1935. Happily married for over 55 years to Senior Pastor Dr. Shirley M. Green, they were blessed with three children. Bishop Wayne Green and wife, Michelle; Dr. Shiral Smith and husband Elder Stanley Smith; and Evangelist Antoinette Green-Snow serves as the Church Administrator and leads various operational aspects of the ministries and is married to David Snow. The Greens’ are also “Granddaddy” and “Grandma” to ten wonderful grandchildren, and four great grandchildren and spiritual parents to a multitude of families.
Apostle Ralph E. Green has been ministering under the gift of the Holy Ghost for almost 50 years. In 1962, Dr. Ralph Green formed the Free Gospel Church of The Apostles’ Doctrine, with divisions including: The Defense of the Gospel Ministries, Evergreen Productions, The Free Gospel Bible Book Store, The Free Gospel Recreational Association, and Free Gospel Publications. The last 45 years of this ministry have been one of constant revival. Over 35,000 people have been baptized in Jesus Name, thousands filled with the Holy Ghost, and there are many great testimonies of healings and miraculous deliverances. In 1990, Dr. Ralph E. Green completed a $3 million dollar renovation project of the Free Gospel Deliverance Temple located at 4703 Marlboro Pike, Coral Hills, Maryland, the church headquarters. The sanctuary seats approximately 2,300 people and the membership consists of many ethnicities that include persons of every age and from all walks of life.