OUR HISTORY

In the year 1874, William Fall, a Christian only, set out to find others like himself in the Martin area. Fall lived with his wife and daughter about seven miles southeast of Martin. Soon he located J. H. Westmoreland of Gardner and W. J. Burchard of Martin. The three Falls, along with the Westmoreland and Burchard families, assisted by B. T. Bondurant and a Mrs. Evans of Sharon, founded the Martin church of Christ. J. H. Roulhac of Union City was asked to hold a meeting for the group and apparently preached for them when they met for worship.

Within the next five years, Mrs. W. J. Burchard, M. M. Burchard, Miss. Jenni Dibrell, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Glass and Dr. G. W. Dibrell were added to the Lord’s church here. This was destined to be the home for the Martin church of Christ for more than seventy-five years...


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OUR MINISTERS

The Martin congregation has 4 ministers that work with different groups and areas. They work under the oversight of our eldership.

  • Ricky Phillips

    Pulpit Minister


    Ricky and his wife, Patsy, have been at Martin for over 14 years. Ricky preaches and teaches class among many other responsibilities.

  • Jarrod Bailey

    Campus Minister


    Jarrod and his wife, Janet, began working with this local mission in the fall of 2017. The campus ministry has a separate facility just off of campus. And while they do many of their activities there, the college students are also incorporated into the congregation at Martin.

  • Aaron Dodson

    Youth & Family Minister


    Aaron and his family have been at Martin since October of 2011. Aaron works with our students and their families.

  • Corey Sawyers

    Church Family Minister


    Corey and his family will begin working with us on September 1st, 2020. He will work with encouragement and involvement of all ages within our church family.

OUR ELDERS

1 Timothy 3:1-7

We are lead by 7 men known as elders. According to scripture, a qualified group of men serve as the shepherds for the local congregation. These overseers function to watch over the souls of the members.

  • Johnny Vincent

    Finances

  • Phillip Vallee

    Security

    Benevolence

  • Johnny Shanklin

    Education

  • Danny Cash

    Missions

  • Ron Ayers

    Youth

    Song Leaders

    Communications

  • Allen Pounds

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  • Glenn Castleman

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OUR DEACONS

1 Timothy 3:8-13

Working under the oversight of the elders, we have 20 qualified men who serve as deacons. Each deacon works in a specific area or ministry to serve the needs of the congregation.


Our current deacons are: Michael Cantrell, Kelley Cross, Wade Harder, Shane Higgs, Bubba Kelly, Chris Kelly, Jason Melton, Doug Monroe, Kirk Moore, Sammy Ogg, Scotty Ogg, Ty Parker, Chris Pritchett, Allen Pounds, Andy Rea, Bill Rea, Ed Robison.