About Us

IATV Ministries, Inc./Shonda R. Greene Ministries in Smyrna, Delaware is a ministry that strives to bring people together through the Word of God. We also provide outreach ministries to the community through our praise/worship and radio ministries. We are dedicated to strengthen each person’s joy and confidence in Christ during every step of their spiritual journey. Our ministries encourage you to grow spiritually through prayer, studying the Bible, and active service to the church and community.

Who We Are

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Rev. Shonda R. Greene, M.Ed., MTS, D.D. is a talented singer, entrepreneur, praise & worship leader, and motivational speaker who uses her many gifts to preach and teach Christ’s Word with conviction and wisdom.  Growing up  with such spiritual influences as her grandfather, the late Rev. Dr. W. Hayward Greene, and her uncle, the late Rev. Dr. Kenneth H. Greene, she attended Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Dover, DE for many years, taking part in Sunday school, youth activities, and Youth Choir, and also assisted in creating a youth vocal ensemble.  After attending both undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, she returned to Dover in 1992 and began to serve at the Union Missionary Baptist Church/Dover, DE, where the Rev. Dr. Reedie G. Moore served as Senior Pastor.   There, she worked as Youth Choir director for UMBC’s Music Ministry, led/created UMBC’s Young Adult Choir and Praise/Worship Team, and assisted in directing two local workshop choirs.  She also continued to be a member of the Second Generation Community Chorus of Federalsburg, MD, whom she had joined in 1988 until 1993, when her ministerial duties at the church increased, causing her to resign from the choir.  While at Union, Rev. Dr. Greene participated in the Radio Ministry of UMBC for a number of years, and was even given the responsibility of hosting/producing the 30-minute Gospel Music segment of Union’s Sunday morning radio broadcast, “Union Baptist Live” which was heard weekly on local stations WKEN-AM and Heaven 1600 AM.

In July 1993, Rev. Dr. Greene felt as if the Lord was leading her to answer a calling from Him to enter into the Gospel Ministry.  Following in her family’s footsteps, she was licensed in August of that same year, and was ordained in 1997.  While continuing to “preach the Word!” as her grandfather would often say, she continued to assist in directing/building choirs and praise/worship teams whenever possible, performing consultation for local/regional churches, and participating as a guest director with the 100-Voice Choir of Kent County, MD for two years (2005-2006).

In 2005, Rev. Dr. Greene founded PRAISEWORKS!, an outreach ministry which focuses on unifying God’s people through the performing arts, and the Word of God.  In 2012, Rev. Dr. Greene founded I Am The Vine (IATV) Ministries, Inc..  What began as a small, “start-up” church/weekly radio ministry whose goal was “to connect everyone to the true Vine, Jesus Christ, and to help them STAY connected”, has now become now a fully registered non-profit community outreach organization, which also assists and collaborates with various churches, religious, and secular organizations in an effort to share the love and principles of Christ with others.  She is currently the hostess of IATV Ministries’ radio program, “The Empowering Moment,” which has been broadcast weekly in both 15 and     1-minute segments on several AM/FM and Internet stations nationally since 2012.  In 2014, Rev. Greene was asked to host/produce the biweekly Public Affairs segment “Dover Today” for Gospel 105.1 FM in Dover, DE, and did so until the station’s closure in 2015, conducting interviews of community interest, as well with local, city, and state officials, including the Honorable Governor Jack Markell (DE) and Senator Chris Coons (DE).

Rev. Dr. Greene is an inspirational writer and “vlogger” and was featured as a biweekly Spirituality page columnist for the online African-American women’s magazine, Black Woman Unleashed (blackwomanunleashed.net) from 2015 to 2016.  She is currently employed as Chaplain for the State of Delaware’s two long-term health care facilities for aging and disabled adults: Delaware Hospital For The Chronically Ill (Smyrna, DE) and Governor Bacon Health Center (Delaware City, DE).  Rev. Dr. Greene also sits as Director of Media and Communications of the Union Baptist Church in Dover, DE, where Bishop Doreina C. Miles serves as Pastor.  Rev. Dr. Greene is a member of several organizations, including Women Of Prayer and Praise (WPP), Women and Children Transformation Ministry International (WCTMI), Inc.(Board Secretary), and Reconciliation! Ministries International, where Bishop Joseph Garlington, Sr. is the Presiding Bishop.

Rev. Dr. Greene is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A. in Psychology – 1989/M.Ed.in College Counseling – 1992) and Palmer Theological Seminary of Pennsylvania (MTS – 2015), with postgraduate studies at Wilmington University (DE), Goucher University (MD), and Cairn University (PA).  She was also recognized with the honorary title/degree of Chaplain Major/Doctor of Divinity from CICA International University and Seminary in 2016.  Rev. Dr. Greene has over 20 years of experience in counseling and is looking forward to obtaining a professional license in counseling. She gives all glory and honor to God, and praises Him for all HE has accomplished!

What We Believe

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The Bible is God’s Word

The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

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There is only one God

That there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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Jesus Christ is God Incarnate

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

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Salvation comes through Christ

That for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.

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The Holy Spirit dwells within the Christian

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life and to perform good works.

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Christians will be Resurrected

In the bodily resurrection of the saved unto resurrection of life.

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We have Spiritual Unity in Jesus Christ

In the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.