Regina Bennett Green is at peace and in the presence of God after fighting the good fight, keeping the faith, and winning the race. She departed from this life on July 18, 2013 at Moberly Regional Medical Center. She had served as Professor of Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible starting in 2005, but resigned in 2011 after having been diagnosed with cancer.
Professor Green began her collegiate work as a freshman at CCCB in the fall of 1970. She transferred to Cincinnati Christian University where she received her baccalaureate degree. She married Joe Green, an alumnus of CCCB, and the Greens had two daughters. Later she decided to continue her studies, and she was awarded a master’s degree from CCU.
During Regina’s time at Central, she demonstrated leadership to the students and her fellow faculty through devoted service in a variety of roles. Her students found the courses that she taught to be extremely rewarding and beneficial. One student evaluation from her first semester at Central summarizes the thoughts of many students to follow: This course was very practical. I really appreciated the practice and lessons I learned that can be applied in everyday relationships. This was an excellent way to learn better communication and more skillful listening. Mrs. Green was an amazing teacher and was very quick to give us real examples from her own life. I greatly appreciated her time, abilities, and input in my life through this class!
Outside the classroom, Mrs. Green served as Dean of Women and a member of the self-study team at Central. Her willingness to provide personal counseling to employees and family members of Central brought much strength and healing to her fellow-workers. She also supervised the counseling internships of many of her students, giving them helpful feedback and training for their practice. Regina participated in mission trips to China and Haiti, where she taught and encouraged local workers and provided counseling for missionaries on the field. She was also a strong servant of the local church, helping with the creation, leadership, and teaching of Doing Life Together, the women’s ministry at Timber Lake Christian Church.
In the last five decades, the Bennett family has had many family members and friends who attended Central. Regina is one who not only received a solid foundation in biblical studies, but she then combined her education and life experiences to counsel others to live for Christ in a way that brought fulfillment. She was willing to share her testimony in order to bring hope to others.
The College has established the Regina Bennett Green Scholarship as a way to honor her memory by providing scholarships to counseling students while they serve in their field education experience. Click below to donate to the Regina Bennett Green Scholarship Fund for Christian counseling students at Central Christian College of the Bible.