As both a Lutheran Pastor and an investment portfolio manager, Martin possesses a diverse professional background, and a diverse worldview.
He was born into a biracial family, named after Martin Luther King Jr., and by God's grace has been blessed with educational opportunities in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) school system from elementary school, high school, college, and doctoral levels. While a student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Martin also studied at the US Naval Chaplain's Candidate School and graduated from the officer's school in Newport, RI. Martin defended his Major Applied Project (MAP) and was honored with a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Concordia Seminary. He researched organizational and financial stewardship in congregations and developed a stewardship tool to assist ministries in aligning activities to improve gospel impact and financial health.
Further Martin serves as a faculty member of the Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association (LuTMA, an association formed primarily of two Lutheran church bodies: The ELCA and LCMS) where he is responsible for the facilitation of learning with other faculty. More recently, he serves as a workshop presenter at Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland University) in the pastoral ministry leadership certificate program; and, he has been a conference leader in the Michigan District of the LCMS and workshop presenter at NALIP. Martin serves as the Chair on the Board of Directors for Interim Ministry Conference (IMC) of the LCMS, where he is a member of the development and advancement committee and the curriculum development committee.
Martin, Anne, Kyle, (Reychell) Kelsey, Justin, Rachel, and Katie