of Ambassadors of Christ Ministries Autobiography
H. Green—founder of Ambassadors of Christ Ministries
was born in 1968 in the city of Detroit Michigan. My
parents are Eva and Ronald W. Green Sr. While my father
was serving in the military during the Vietnam War,
when I was two-years-old, I was taken to Jackson, Tennessee.
There, I was raised by a legal guardian who was fifty-five
years my elder. Mrs. Jessie Mea Harris (Mama Browny)
raised me dually between Jackson, Tennessee and Gary,
Indiana. I was raised with rich southern charm, character,
and strong Christian beliefs. I still have that southern
gentleman’s charm today entwined with my strong
Even though my biological family did not raise me,
I do have a close loving relationship with them. In
fact, my dad is my best friend and my siblings are very
close to me. My mother is also an encouraging source
for me. My other source of encouragement, Mama Browny,
passed in 2002 at the age of eighty-seven. I am so thankful
for all that she did for me, as she was the foundational
layer for me and she laid a sound and solid foundation.
Introduction to Christ Jesus
I was introduced to Christianity at a very young age.
Mama Browny took me to church faithfully. She allowed
me to make my own choice to follow Christ Jesus by never
forcing me to accept Jesus. That did not include the
choice of not going to church— going to church
I choose to accept Jesus Christ at a very young age.
Without Mama Browny’s knowledge, one Sunday when
the pastor gave the invitation to accept Jesus Christ,
I walked down to the front of the church answering the
call of accepting Jesus as Lord of my life of my own
accord at the tender age of eight.
Mama Browny told me that there would be a change in
me from accepting Christ Jesus in my life. I expected
and looked for the change with happy anticipation. It
was evident that the change took form, for my walk became
one that marched after the ways of Christ. At a young
age, I took to reading the word of God. My childhood
pastor would take me out of angelic choir rehearsal
and sit me in his study. He would open his Bible and
leave it on the desk for me to read. During those young
years, sitting in my pastors’ study at his desk,
reading the word of God was where the foundation was
deeply planted in me. During those times of reading,
the word of God was like drinking milk. The word was
so easy to understand and good to me. Those times of
reading, and other church times, as well as Mama Browny’s
teaching me about how one should walk in the ways of
Christ in love and surrendering only to God the Father,
caused me to grow with a strong foundation of Christian
the age of twelve, it was evident that I was called
to the ministry. I was a little different in that I
would fall asleep on the singing in church and wake
up when the preaching began. At home, I listened to
a station out of Chicago, Illinois. WWCA, which was
a Christian radio station, had preaching on twenty-four
hours a day. I went to sleep at night listening to that
station. That was very strange for a youngster. But
I loved it. I loved and still love the word of God.
I knew I was called to ministry, but I was afraid
to answer the call fully. I had two heroes as a child.
They were Jesus Christ and Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King.
My thoughts, as a youngster, were that since both of
my heroes died young, if I were to answer the call, that,
too, would be my own destiny. I did not want to die
young and so I hesitated in taking those steps out to
fulfill the call on my life because of those fears.
I desired to be married and see my grandchildren. Therefore,
I ran from the call for many years. I served in many
areas, but did not want to lead and step out into preaching--even
though I did do it from time to time. Every area I’d
worked in, it seemed I gravitated toward some form of
a leadership position. But I still would not give in
fully for my fear of dying young.
What broke the running from my call was an evangelistic
meeting I attended. In this meeting, the evangelist
was raising funds to support an educational program.
That is something that is dear to my heart and I contributed
to the cause. The evangelist prayed over me, but then
while standing over me, she said “Preach, young
man, preach.” At that time, I did not like hearing
those words. It was something I’d heard often.
It seemed like no matter where I was or where I would
go, many men and women of God would come up to me and
say to me something like, “Many are called, but
few are chosen.” Even to this day, I believe that
at least one of those times it was not a man but an
angel encouraging me to answer the call. The Bible does
speak in Hebrews 13:2 (KJV)
to Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby
some have entertained angels unawares. But what
truly broke the running was when this evangelist declared
to me that I would not die a horrendous death. This
was my reason for running from ministry. I feared being
killed for ministry work. After that day, I surrendered
fully to answering the call.
With one condition: Which was that I would be taught
first how to answer the call correctly. I am a man who
believes in doing things right and in excellence with
Godly wisdom and in a Godly loving manner. Before going
to a Bible school, I had studied for years on my own
and set myself apart to be shaped into the character
and nature of my God. It was lonely at times, but, to
me, it was well worth it. I am extremely mature for
my age and know the word of God for myself. I do not
proclaim to know everything, as I am always learning
and will be learning until the day I die.
Preparation to Answer the Call
formally prepared for ministry by attending Word of
Faith Bible Training Center of Southfield, Michigan.
There I served as student council class president and
graduated with honors. I also gave the student charge
to my fellow classmates at the graduation. I will never
forget Bishop Keith Butler’s words the night of
graduation—that he could not have done much better
himself. He made that statement concerning my address
to my peers. That made me feel good, but I did not really
realize what he had said until days later. My heart
is not set to be the man, but rather, to be a Godly
man. Therefore, I do not let flattery go to my head.
But encouragement does help a person to keep going and
sometimes gives one a much-needed boost.
I have served faithfully in other ministers’
ministries. I served with Night Street Evangelism, which
started or began at ten pm and continued until two am,
witnessing on the streets of Detroit. I have served
as a follow-up member—that is a person who makes
calls and allows calls to come to them from and for
new followers of Christ. I have served as a leader in
children’s church. In the area where I served,
we would have three to four hundred kids in the age
group of seven to nine years old on any given Sunday.
I have served as a leader in Children’s Outreach
Hospital Ministry, as a leader in Youth Outreach to
detention centers, and as a leader in Young Adult Cell
Group Outreach, groups that met in homes for Christian
development and fellowship.
I did not start preparing for my service to the body
of Christ when I started a formal schooling. It has
been a lifetime of learning: Learning who I am in Christ
and how to serve others in the love and wisdom of God.
I have been saved and have served others for over twenty five years. Yet I believe you never stop learning how to
do what you are called to do. Forever growing and forever
learning is what I believe.
Answering the Call
The call on my life has been with me as long as I
can remember. Many things have shaped me to answer this
call. From my military training where I served in leadership
positions from being a color guard commander, team leader
to serving as instructor in training programs. I am
a proud military veteran with training in compact engineering
and military police. I have a few awards and decorations
from serving my country— some from serving during
Desert Storm. My many job experiences in management
and dealing with people have trained me for my calling.
The dedication to learning the truth of God’s
word has prepared me for what God has called for me
to do. Understanding that every thing I do must be done
in accordance to Godly love and according to Godly wisdom.
My call is to empower others with understanding that
they can and should live a victorious life. My call
is to present the truth of God’s word in a way
that those who say church is not relative can see it
is not the church but the wisdom of God that is relative.
My call is to fill the void of those who desire to get
closer to God but who are tired and frustrated of being
told what to do and being put down as people. I do not
believe you can build someone up by tearing him or her
down first. We are to build each other up, not tear
each other down. As a minister of God and a regular
person, I understand that I must operate
the way that God operates. God in His word sets before
us the ways that produces blessing and tells us to choose
that way. Therefore, giving us the choice to make for
ourselves if we want to take it or not. As a minister
of God, I, too, must operate that same way. I must present
to this world God’s ways that produce blessings
and let them chose if that is what they want. Not offending
people in the process of my presentation but by operating
myself in a Godly way which draws others to Christ but do not chase them away from Jesus.
My call requires for me to operate, not as one who
has lordship over others, but as their servant in helping
them to find their way. For the Scriptures tells us
in Mark 10:42-44 that, “Jesus
called them to him and said unto them, Ye know that
they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority
upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever
will be great among you, shall be your minister: And
whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant
of all”. I am called to minister the ways
of God so that those who desire to follow God can strive
to be perfected believers. I am called to minister for
the purpose of aiding in bringing many into unity of
the faith and knowledge of the Son of God, so that they
are not tossed to and fro and carried about with every
wind of doctrine by the sleight of man being confused
by the tricks of man. But by speaking truth in love,
they may grow up in Christ so that they can supply their
purpose for which Christ created them in this world.
I understand that it takes all of us and that every
joint (every person) has an assignment to complete in
order to make this a better world. I am only here to
help bring out the talents that are within others so
that they can achieve what God has designed them to
achieve. They are God’s and not mine. I am only
an instrument used by God to help cultivate others by
serving them. That serving is teaching others who they
are in Christ Jesus and how to operate in a Godly manner
in this world that He has created.
I am here to serve and it is my pleasure to serve you.
Ambassador of Christ
Tecko H. Green