Founding Pastor: True Light Christian Ministries, Canton, Ohio, 1997-Present


PERSONAL DATA:

Marital Status: Married to Debra Deniese Martin

Adult Children: Tanya, Elijah, Isaiah, and Crystal


EDUCATION:

Teacher's Certificate - Trevecca College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1990

​Masters of Divinity - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988

Bachelor of Theology - American Baptist College - ABTS, Nashville, Tennessee, 1984

​Bachelor of Arts - University of Michigan, 1977 


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS:

Summa Cum Laude 1984

Southern Baptist Scholarship 1982-1984


TEACHING & EXPERIENCE:

​Old Testament Studies at Malone University, 2000 - 2014

​African American History & Religion, Walsh University, 2003-2013

Taught Old & New Testament classes in the continuing Studies Program at Malone University

Former Instructor - National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, New Testament Division and the Youth Division for ten years.

Former Editor and Writer of Sunday School Quarterlies at the National Baptist Publishing Board, Nashville, Tennessee.

Student teacher, Nashville School system, Nashville, Tennessee

Pursued a Teaching Certificate at Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1990


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Founding Pastor - True Light Christian Ministries, Canton, Ohio - 1977 - present

Past Board Member of Goodwill Industries Inc., 2009

Past Board Member of Habitat for Humanities for six years, 2000-2006

Golden Hammer Award Recipient

Furniture Department Supervisor at OfficeMax in Boardman, Ohio, 1992-1994


SEMINAR LEADER & REVIVAL SPEAKER:

Frequent preacher and seminar leader for churches nationally

Old Testament - New Testament - Sunday School - Leadership - Church Administration




Reverend, Gary Martin B.A., B. Th., M. Div.

True Light Christian Ministries

 3719 Lesh Street NE - Canton, OH 44705