Meet the Pastor

ABOUT PASTOR STEVE

Hello! I am Steve Martinez, Senior Pastor, but you can call me Steve!

I enjoy helping people to get to know Jesus Christ and to know God’s amazing grace! I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, with a Master of Divinity. I’m a Beeson Scholar and working on a Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformative Preaching and Teaching at Asbury Theological Seminary. I’m retired from the US Army with 27 years. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time reading, and watching movies with my wife, Karen, who is also a UMC pastor at Callisburg UMC. We have 2 adult children and 4 grandsons.

MY MISSION

My mission is making disciples of Jesus Christ for the Kingdom of God; equipping God’s people to do God’s work and to build up the church, the Body of Christ, until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12-13)

WHAT MAKES ME JUMP OUT OF BED EACH MORNING

My greatest desire, what makes me jump out of bed each morning, is to see people come to know and have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep is God’s love. And that they may experience the love of Christ, although it is too great to understand fully. (Ephesians 3:18-19)