In 1970 David Green borrowed $600 to buy a molding chopper, set up shop in his garage at home, and started making miniature wooden picture frames. As of 2017, Hobby Lobby employs over 32,000 people, operates 700 stores in forty-seven states, and grosses $4.2 billion a year. Currently David serves on the Board of Reference for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2013, he was honored by receiving the World Changer award, and he is also a past Ernst & Young national retail/consumer Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient.
In June of 2014 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of David and Barbara Green, and Hobby Lobby. The historic ruling protected Hobby Lobby and the Green Family from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that would have required the retailer to provide and facilitate, against their religious convictions, four potentially life-terminating drugs and devices in the company’s health insurance plan.
David & his wife Barbara are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter, grandparents to ten, and great grandparents to eleven. They are actively pursuing what it looks like to leave a lasting legacy.