Edward R. Bolen has joined Greene County Habitat for Humanity as the executive director. Dr. Bolen joins Habitat after 23 years of service as the senior pastor for Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens. Dr. Bolen brings to Habitat an extensive and diverse skill set, with a legacy of passionate community engagement and the proven ability to work collaboratively with neighbors across diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Bolen’s position as senior pastor has afforded him the opportunity to work as a facilitator through both congregational engagement and non-profit leadership to address many community challenges, including affordable housing. Bolen’s expertise includes deep knowledge of the economic, social and community challenges related to adversity. He brings to Habitat a formidable record of leading change and organizational growth through strategic planning, and he is skilled at working with boards to develop community partnerships. Dr. Bolen holds a Ph.D in New Testament Literature, a master’s of Divinity and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
“Greene County Habitat is excited to tap Dr. Bolen’s experience to achieve a cohesive vision for the future,” said Greene County Habitat for Humanity Board Chair Jan Broughton. “Edward has a proven track record of building community partnerships through his many years of service and leadership. We are confident his vast experience and expertise will guide our organization well into the future and that he will serve as an exceptional resource for our Habitat families. We are thrilled to welcome him and look forward to collaborating with him.”
Greene County Habitat for Humanity
Greene County Habitat volunteers build new homes in partnership with future homeowners. With support, resources and volunteers from the local community, we make safe, decent and affordable housing available to low-income families. Through both monetary and in-kind donations and volunteer services, a total of 63 homes have been built since our inception in 1996.