David was born into a Christian home and made a personal decision to follow Jesus when he was just six years old. “I don’t remember the exact date”, David testifies, “but the conviction that I was a Christian never changed. I fully surrendered my life to Christ in May of 2013. I was a High School senior about to graduate and confused about the future. In His mercy, God came close to me, called me to full-time ministry, and ask me to surrender all. I did.”
While David has been studying at GBS he as also been involved in a ministry called Cincinnati Circuit Riders, a weekend preaching, testimony, and worship ministry organized by international students. One of David’s ministry peers says of him: “When we traveled in the ministry team together David was known for his willing spirit to do anything for the team (preach, play the piano, teach). He is a very talented guy with a servant’s heart.” One of his professors at GBS describes David as “sincere, humble, disciplined in his studies, a team-player, a man of integrity.” We look forward to introducing Bro. David Martinez to you in our BMC camp meeting missions services this summer.
While David feels called to church planting ministry, his complete transition to the field is still a few years away. Later this year he will be enrolling in graduate studies at a seminary in Guatemala: SEMINARIO TEOLOGICO CENTROAMERICANO. During breaks he will be training, working and teaching with Brennan and Ivon Muir in San Gabriel and throughout our BMC work in Mexico. We will talk about this and much more this summer!