Zebulun Green started his basketball career during his sophomore year of high school at Lighthouse Christian Preparatory School in Abbeville, Louisiana. He was one of the starting five for the team by the time he was a junior. In his three years of high school basketball, Green won multiple awards. During his senior year, Green was announced Most Valuable Player and was presented with the Christian Attitude Award. His team also won the Varsity Basketball State Championship in 2015.
Coach Matt Sanders recruited Zebulun and his brother Hajj Green, cousin Elijah “Shook” Bolden, and friend Kalif Spraggins to play NCCAA Division II basketball at CU. All four men signed to play for Calvary in 2016. During Green’s freshman year at Calvary, he was awarded Second Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-American.
During Zeb’s sophomore year he took a hit as he tore his ACL during a game on November 6th, 2017. This was one of the hardest trials he had experienced. This ACL injury took a substantial toll on both his physical and mental health. It was during this time that Green held onto the promises of God. He lived by one of his life verses, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This was proven to be true during his road to recovery.
Green had surgery on his ACL in March of 2018. Immediately after surgery, Green began the healing process at SERC Physical Therapy in Belton, Missouri. With the help of many therapists, whom Green still keeps in contact with, he was improving faster than expected. Green stayed in Kansas City during the summer of 2018 to continue physical therapy. It was also during this time that he was employed with a bus company in Belton working hard, physical labor. Between his physical therapy, job, diet, and daily workouts, Green lost about sixty pounds that summer.
By the beginning of his junior year, Green was already back on the court. Despite the resistance from wearing an ACL brace, and occasional pain, Green had a phenomenal season. He averaged fifteen points and eight rebounds a game. Green was awarded First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region.
Green is now finishing his senior year at Calvary with one of the best seasons he has ever had. He is currently averaging eighteen points and ten rebounds a game. He has added fourteen steals and nineteen blocks to his career stats as well. Green has already been presented First Team All-Classic at an NAIA tournament held at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. Today, January 31st, we celebrate that Green has surpassed 1,000 career points in his Calvary career.
Many people have supported Green up until this moment. He is thankful for his parents, Linda and Randy Green. He is thankful for his brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, and the rest of his incredible family. He is thankful for his girlfriend. He is thankful for his coaches and teammates, both in high school and college. He is thankful for everyone he has met along the way who came to any game to support him. But most of all, Green is thankful for God, who gave him his talent.
There is never a time where Green ceases to give all glory to God. He is a skilled, yet humble athlete. It was not easy to come this far. It took years of hard work and dedication. Green admits this, but he also admits that despite his efforts, he could have never made it without the help of God.
As Green finishes his senior year of college basketball and graduates from Calvary University in May of 2020, Green only has one plan set before him: To go wherever God takes him.
We are so grateful to have the opportunity to have known Zeb Green. He exemplifies what a Warrior is all about at Calvary University. Well done Zeb!
Josh Tomlinson is a Senior Pastoral Studies major who is
finishing his internship at Lawson Bible Church on Dec 23. “This internship has been such an incredible
experience,” said Tomlinson. “I am so
grateful that God chose to send me here to serve.”
He has been serving at the church since August 29. His tasks have included working with the youth group on Wednesday nights, serving on the worship team, and doing a little preaching. He has had the opportunity to learn a lot by joining their worship team and playing bass guitar on a weekly basis. He is grateful for how God has challenged him while working in all three capacities. He can see that these opportunities have helped prepare him as he is about to graduate and look for his own ministry in the near future.
Recently he had the opportunity to preach on John 17. Josh has come to the realization that each time
he preaches, the word of God impacts him just as much or more as the people in
the congregation. He is grateful for
each preaching or teaching opportunity he gets because he can see himself
maturing and he can also see his teaching and preaching style is being
This specific internship is very special because of the
mentoring relationship that has begun to develop between him and Dr. Skip
Hessel who is a professor at Calvary.
Dr. Hessel is also part of the leadership at Lawson Bible Church. They
agreed to get together on Thursdays some time ago to begin talking about the
possibility of an internship, but as time has gone by they have started a mentoring
relationship that has surpassed just the internship. Now they both take opportunities to truly
challenge each other in critical areas when they meet weekly. Josh is grateful for Skip and how he has been
impacted personally by him to think deeper and more practically. He is always challenged through the
experiences Skip shares.
Overall because of an experience like this, Josh is more confident
in who God made him as a person to go and impact the world. We are so grateful to see students like Josh
come to Calvary and go through classes, projects, and internships, while they
are building relationships that sharpen them as they seek to impact the world
for Jesus Christ.