Thanksgiving Magic: Oklahoma Expert Launches Project to Feed South African Children

Business development consultant, Dr. Daryl D. Green, collaborates with South African ministry to feed the children of South Africa with a new photo book

Dr. Daryl D. Green, a renowned business development expert famous for providing strategic planning, marketing, and product development to emerging and existing businesses is teaming up with founders of nonprofits to feed South African children with the aid of a new book. During the Thanksgiving holidays, individuals in the United States celebrate and give thanks for all their blessings and Dr. Green is taking it a notch higher by reaching out to charities in South Africa.

You Feed Them is now available on! All proceeds support Revelation Ministry

A recent report revealed that over three million South African children experienced hunger in 2021, with more than 600,000 children experiencing hunger every day. The National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) in April/May 2021 showed that about six out of 10 South Africans (58%) say that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the income of their households. The pandemic and financial crises in South Africa has many more people on the streets without shelter or food, producing thousands of hungry children. However, Dr. Daryl D. Green seeks to alleviate the suffering of households, collaborating with well-meaning individuals like South African Pastor Ivan and Bronwynn Jones, who captured the needs of the South African children in a coffee table book, You Feed Me.

Pastor Ivan and Bronwynn Jones

Pastor Ivan and Bronwynn Jones are known for their generosity in the local community. Pastor Jones is the senior pastor at Revelation Ministry, based in the gang-infested and poverty-stricken neighborhood of Lavenderhill in the Western Cape in South African. Bronwyn is an ex-teacher while Pastor Jones has worked in the clothing industry for 16 years, as a manager/supervisor.  

“I always knew that God is calling us into full-time ministry….Our goal for the ministry is to equip men and women for service in the kingdom of God. I do have a strong character and strong belief that all things are possible with God,” said Pastor Jones. He and his wife, Bronwynn through their “Rise Up Children’s Project” have fed over 850 children daily at four feeding stations. Pastor Jones sees the publication of his book as an opportunity to get the story out about starving children and better help their communities. 

Dr. Daryl D. Green, a business professor in Oklahoma initiated the book project to stimulate more revenue for the couple’s ministry. In 2018, Dr. Green accompanied several students on a mission trip at his university, orchestrating a vacation bible school for Revelation Ministry. The encounter with Pastor Jones and his wife had a lasting impact on Dr. Green, inspiring him to do something for the ministry.


Pastor Ivan and Bronwyn were wonderful hosts to us in Cape Town. I was really touched by their ministry to the children. I just knew if my heart that they needed multiple levels of revenue to sustain their ministry. I believe in economic empowerment. Let’s teach people how to fish instead of giving them a fish,” said Dr. Green.

Children get fed regardless of the status of their families.

Dr. Green proposed a coffee table book to showcase the work of the South African couple visually, leveraging his connection and experience providing consulting, guidance, and management training for small businesses and new project start-ups. Over the years, he has evaluated over 100 organizations including Westinghouse, and Lockheed Martin.

The business development expert launched the book project for the couple with the help of his brand development manager, Antoinette Kelley.  “Kelley was the linchpin with her experience of publishing.  I knew that we could be successful.  The next phase is promoting the great work of Pastor Ivan and his wife to the world.

You Feed Them is currently available on for persons who want to learn about the plight of starving children in South Africa while supporting the cause championed by the ministry.

To learn more about this fundraising initiative for South African children, please contact Dr. Green at

About Dr. Daryl D. Green

Dr. Daryl D. Green is the Vice President of Marketing at AGSM Consulting LLC where he provides strategic planning, marketing, and product development to emerging and existing businesses. In 2016, Dr. Green retired from the Department of Energy, where he worked in the Environmental Management Program for over 27 years. The speaker and award-winning writer with several textbooks and reference books, including Job Strategies for the 21st Century has a national digital marketing certification and is also a respected researcher in his field of study focusing on culture, decision-making, leadership, management, and marketing.

Dr. Green received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University, an MA in Organizational Management from Tusculum College, and a doctoral degree in Strategic Leadership from Regent University and is a respected university professor in Oklahoma, noted and quoted by USA Today, Ebony Magazine, and the Associated Press.


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Leading Small Churches in Social Media: 12 Actionable Steps to Engage Ministries

Pastor Phillip Myles is a big fish in a little pond. He is the senior pastor of Mt. New Hope Baptist Church in Colquitt, Tennessee with a population of 1,100. His membership totals 500 members. Having pastored the church for over 40 years, Pastor Myles

doesn’t’ see any reason to make any changes.His church is a prominent fixture in this town. However, membership continues to decline, and church attendance was at an all-time low. Some senior leaders blame the decline on poor self-motivation of members while others blame popular online church ministries,sitting at home comfortably. Pastor Myles states definitely that all this internet stuff was a fad. He isn’t going to change anything. Two years later, Mt. New Hope Baptist Church closes its doors. Pastor Myles wonders what could he have done differently.

How do leaders leverage the power of social media in their congregations? In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus Christ provides a great mission to today’s churches: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” The Great Commission has never been easy to carry-out in any way. Globalization and technology have changed the landscape of society. Yet, building relationships and connecting with individuals are more crucial than ever. Small churches that understand how to tap into social media and digital platforms will be able to become more effective. In this discussion, we will be examine today’s small churches as they exist in a digital economy.  Individuals will also learn 12 actionable steps for better engagement on social media and other digital platforms.

Today’s small churches face insurmountable challenges in a hectic society. Some pastors and church leaders are resistant to any chance of change while others do not have the knowledge or experience to embrace new technological ideas. Taking on more risks and failing can set back any organization. With small churches, the unintended consequences can spiral out of control.  Unlike bigger institutions, small churches have limited financial and human capital (i.e., people) resources to meet their daily needs. However, churches, in general, are struggling. The Barna Group, a private, non-partisan organization, has been researching cultural trends related to values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors since 1984. They note that Americans are attending church less while more people are practicing their faith outside of traditional institutions like churches.

Younger generations, like Millennials, are skeptic and cynical toward institutions. In fact, the number of unchurched youth continue to rise. According to the Barna Group, most people (73%) in the United States identify themselves as Christian. Corporate worship is essential for most church members. Surprisingly, the largest group of American churchgoers (46%) attends services in congregations of 100 or fewer members; more than one-third (37%) attend a medium church of over 100, but less than 500 members. With that said, small churches provide a good medium for building immediate relationships.

What is social media? We live in a world where everyone is connected. We network with each other at work, at home, and at play. Networking is about building relationships. In the digital platform, these relationships can be expanded electronically in the form of social networks. Below are some online statistics to consider about social media:

  • There are 3.03 billion active social media users (total worldwide population is 7.6 billion).
  • 81% of all small and medium businesses use the social platform.
  • 96% of Americans with internet access have made an online purchase in their life, 80% in the past month alone.
  • On average, people have 5.54 social media accounts.
  • The average daily time spent on social media is 116 minutes a day.

As you can tell, U.S. citizens have already made social media an important part of their lives. This reality will not change soon. In general, social media falls under the category of digital marketing.  Digital marketing encompasses all marketing efforts that utilize the internet or digital devices; it includes websites, blogs, emails, online advertising, social media, and other electronic services. In the business world, businesses employ digital marketing to become more profitable chiefly through selling products/services, advertising, or gaining business leads. Then, social media involves sharing and discussing information about individuals using social platforms like Facebook and Most small churches need to think strategically about how to apply social media to their ministries and not a shot-gun approach.  

This planning requires thinking about future digital trends like artificial intelligence. For example, by 2020, customers will manage 85% of their purchases without interacting with a person.  Knowing relevant trends can better position an organization. Generally, most churches will take advantage of social media for the following purposes: (a) Communicating to existing church members, (b) Reaching out to prospective members, and (c) Sharing information to others (i.e., Great Commission). Like small businesses that have limited resources, today’s small churches can adopt digital tactics to expand their Great Commission. Below are some immediate steps to consider:

  • Have an online presence to reach the target audience.
  • Identify a point of contact (POC) for social media.
  • Provide training in social media for POC.
  • Establish goals for the church as it relates to social media.
  • Identify your target audience and gather feedback on them.
  • Perform a digital/social media audit (i.e., evaluation) of your church.
  • Develop a written strategy for your church.
  • Define desired outcomes for tracking (i.e., visitors to website, views).
  • Select social media platforms that fit within your goals.
  • Create appealing website content.
  • Track and monitor results.
  • Get help for outside experts, if needed.

Today’s organizations are facing tremendous changes in society.  Today’s small churches are no exceptions. With limited resources and knowledge about emerging technologies, figuring out how to best apply social media platforms is not an easy endeavor. Church leaders who are willing to embrace the advantages of social media are in a better position to carry out the Great Commission in the fullest sense. As you can see, I demonstrated how today’s small churches can leverage social media and digital platforms to become more effective. In reality, the effort may require more out-of-the-box thinking and additional energy to implement. However, the rewards are worth the time of the small church. Let’s pray that it is not too late.

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© 2018 by D.D. Green

Mother’s Day:The Right Model for Today’s Generation


Line of multi-ethnic mothers holding their babies

Here’s a tribute to all good mothers this month! I want to especially thank my mother, Annette Green Elias, and my wife, Estraletta Andrews Green, for being two godly women in my life.  [I want to share an excerpt from one of my 2012 columns.]

With the media bombards us with unrealistic expectations for mothers, it is any wonder that today’s mothers feel under huge pressures to be perfect. Stay-at-home mothers feel  guilt of not provides financially as it takes two people to make ends meet. Working mothers feel the guilt of attempting to balance a career and a family at the same time. Any person worth any salt would recognize that mothers are often the glue that holds families together.   Continue reading