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Janiqua Green

Associate Minister of Bethesda Baptist Church

Min. Janiqua Aleece Green is a preacher, teacher, and ministry strategist who situates her work at the intersection of practical theology, Christian education, and the Black church.


She was licensed to preach the Gospel at First Corinthian Baptist Church of Harlem, NY in 2009. Janiqua is a graduate of Syracuse University (2003, B.S.) and New York Theological Seminary (2013, M.Div.). In 2018, she was presented with the Rising Leader Award. Janiqua is currently a Ph.D. student at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE). As GRE’s first teaching assistant, she has taught a range of courses across Practical Theology in addition to co-creating an Anti-Racist Religious Education course.


Beyond student life, Janiqua is committed to the flourishing of Black people, namely Black women, and girls. As an Associate Minister of Bethesda Baptist Church, she leads the (Be)loved Women’s Ministry. Janiqua combined her 18+ years of corporate experience and ministry practice to creatively serve New York City through notable organizations ranging from New York City Mission Society, Children’s Aid Society, Department of Education, Department of Probation, and several notable churches and charter schools. She has spoken on panels, facilitated workshops and preached the gospel, reaching people of all ages, cultures, and faith traditions.


Janiqua proudly serves as Chaplain of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated, Iota Epsilon Omega chapter. She is a native New Yorker, by way of Harlem, who currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Rev. Dr. Jonnel R. Green, Senior Pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church in Jersey City, NJ. At the end of the day, Janiqua is a bold servant who is working to make her ancestors proud and lives her entire life determined to hear two words from God, “Well Done!”

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