Casanova Green began singing at a very young age under the training of his mother, the late Evangelist Vonzelia Woods. During his formative years, he was an active member of the Music Department at his church and a part of school choirs and plays. He first led Praise and Worship when he was 11 and preached his first sermon at 13. He began writing songs and poetry at 12 to express his life and communicate with God.
He continued his musical pursuits while attending Ohio Northern University participating in many groups and ensembles, creating the outreach group People of Worship, and serving as the Contemporary Worship Leader at St. John’s Evangelical Church (formerly St. John’s United Church of Christ) in Kenton, OH from 2008-2009. After graduating in 2010 with a BA in Language Arts Education and minor in vocal music, he returned to Columbus, OH and resumed his service to his local church, Judah Christian Community. In 2011, he became the church’s Worship Leader and Director of Music Ministry and was elevated to Minister of Music in 2014 and served in that capacity until December 31, 2016. His debut CD, A Worshiper Mentality, was released internationally by Tate Music Group on January 26, 2016. He was ordained as an Elder on Christmas Day 2016 at Judah Christian Community.
Casanova serves as an English teacher and mentor for young people. In 2010, he created the theater club and improv troupe 1070Ryze at Horizon Science Academy High School in Columbus and served as its Advisor until his departure in 2015. He also mentors current and former students for spoken word poetry performances and competitions and for other artistic performances.
His educational and ministry pursuits have afforded him opportunities to travel to Kenya, South Africa, and the Czech Republic.
Currently, he serves as the Lead Pastor of True Vision Christian Community in Lancaster, OH. He has returned to his poetic roots and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia.
Casanova’s goal in life, music, and ministry to build bridges that connect individuals, cultures, and generations to a deeper knowledge of each other and God.
He and his family reside in Lancaster, OH.