Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, shares the story behind the Museum of the Bible in a special live broadcast from Washington, D.C.
Steve Green serves as chairman of the board of Museum of the Bible. In his role as chairman, Green has assembled a team of academics, designers, technology professionals and other experts to create the 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible, dedicated to a scholarly and engaging presentation of the Bible’s impact, history and narrative. It is scheduled to open in 2017 in Washington, three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. “The Bible is the best-selling, most translated book of all time and is arguably history’s most significant piece of literature,” said Green. “It has had an unquestionable influence on science, education, democracy, arts and society. This book has also profoundly impacted lives across the ages, including my own.”
Green is also president of Hobby Lobby, the world’s largest privately-owned arts and crafts retailer. Founded in 1972 by his father, David, in 300 square feet of retail space, the chain has grown to more than 600 stores. Along with its affiliated companies, Hobby Lobby employs some 30,000-people companywide. Today, Hobby Lobby and its affiliates (including Hemispheres and Mardel Stores, a Christian bookstore and educational supply chain) have combined sales of more than $3.3 billion.
Quietly Pursuing a Dream
The Bible: A Story Worth Telling
Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, talks about the logistics of building the largest Bible museum of its kind. The museum is set to open in the fall of 2017.
Getting Back to the Book
Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, talks about his family’s faith and his new venture, the Museum of the Bible opening in Washington, DC, in November of 2017.