David Green Grant Atchison, Cortland Brigham, Nate Cockrum, Seth McCarty, Jacob Myer, Anna Russell


  • David Green's moral leadership in the midst of an ethical dilemma

Bio(Early Life)

  • Born on November 13, 1941 in Emporia, Kansas
  • Born into a family of preachers
  • All five of his siblings became pastors or wives of pastors
  • He learned to make the most out of everything he had
  • Started his first business in 1971
  • Took a loan of $600 to start Greco products in his garage
  • He believes his success is due to his unwavering belief in God

Bio(Adult Life)

  • Green experienced early success
  • Hobby Lobby has continued to grow immensely (Solomon, B. (2015, November 2)
  • Net worth is $6.2 billion
  • Children are successful
  • In the public spotlight because of the contraceptive controversy
  • Has given many generous charitable donations ($500 million)

Values in Action

"You can't have a belief system on Sunday and not live it the other six days"
  • David Green incorporates his faith into every aspect of his business
  • Values his employees and encourages their input
  • Refused to provide contraceptive methods that induced abortions to employees
  • Wrote in an open letter: "The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law"

Biblical Application

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him" James 1:12
  • Shows ethics through string of choice and decisions (Leuthe, J. (2013, July 31)
  • Looks to Christ as an example for his own life


  • Humble beginnings
  • Ethical decisions in business world

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