Speakers Bureau: Karen Green
Advocate, Teacher, Encourager, Ministry Leader
Karen Green spent time prostituting herself on the mean streets of Dallas followed by a stint in jail before realizing that surrender could free her. Today she reaches audiences who seek hope from her powerful story.
It was during Karen Green’s childhood that a spiral toward destruction began. Plagued by sexual abuse, Karen quickly turned to men for her validation. By age 13, she had her first child and soon after followed a path of crack cocaine and a life on the street. After years of using men to feed her son and pay her rent, Karen finally reached the breaking point and turned herself in for an outstanding warrant, which resulted in time in jail. It was this decision which ultimately led to her freedom and the surrendering of her life to Jesus.
Today, a transformed woman, Karen has devoted her life to helping others who are slaves to prostitution, rejection, incest, and sexual, physical and substance abuse discover their full potential in God. Her story and messages on recovery could be used in multiple speaking engagements.
Karen Green is the founder and director of The Haven of Love, a ministry which changes lives through the practical teaching of God’s Word, bringing wholeness and restoration to hurting and broken women.
Through her community outreach, Karen has worked in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff’s Department on outreach projects. She has also served on the advisory board at UT Southwest and on the advisory committee of the 204th Judicial District Court. In addition, she is a Peer Advocate for the New Life Opportunity Project in Dallas, acting as a voice for women caught in the traps of prostitution, drug addiction and human trafficking. As a part of this, Karen conducts quarterly worship services for the women, helping them to discover the power of God.
Karen is a member of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Potter’s House and has studied with Christ for the Nations and the Potter’s House School of Ministries. She is married to her husband Leamond and has two children and three grandchildren.