Robert & Mary Martin
Robert & Mary Martin were born in Haleyville, Alabama. In 1962 Robert married his high school sweetheart and they have been married for 60 years. They have four children who where all raised up on the foreign mission field. They have eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Their children and grandchildren are supporters and involved in their mission work in the Pacific Islands. Robert attended the Sixth Avenue School of Preaching in Jasper, Alabama for two years; sitting at the feet of teachers like: Gus Nichols, Franklin Camp, Jerry Jenkins, and Bobby Duncan, and others.
Robert has been preaching the gospel for 58 years. Robert and Mary have been missionaries (servants) of the Lord for 58 years (7 years in South Carolina where Robert was the first preacher and 50 years in the Pacific Islands), where they continue until this day. Their overseeing congregation has been the Forest Park Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia for over 48 years, and continue to this day. They have lived in Suva, Fiji Islands; Leone, American Samoa; and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. They have trained nine missionaries who have/are serving in the Pacific Islands, South America, and Africa. Their lives are committed to the work of Jesus in the Pacific Islands. Robert and Mary have pioneered taking the gospel and planting the Lord’s church in most of the Pacific Island nations.
Robert and Mary work together as coworkers for the Lord. Mary has walked the mission trail with Robert throughout the Pacific Islands. Robert has authored many Bible Study books, Sermon Books, and study books on foreign mission work. Robert and Mary have trained 15 misisonaries who have or are serving in many countries of the world, many of whom work in the Pacific Islands. Robert is the Director of Pacific Islands Bible College.