David Martin – My Bio
I gave my heart to Jesus Christ in 1978 , at which time he totally changed my life. The foundation verse to my life and to the ministry God gave me just three months later was John 14:12 where Jesus said that we would do what He did and greater. My life long quest has been to understand how Jesus did what He did and to teach others to do the same.
I Have a business background in sales, marketing, and advertising and I still do consulting and provide some services, “tent making,” in these areas under the business name “dm Creative Link” (www.dmcreativelink.com). I incorporated “Dave Martin Ministries” as a 501C (non-profit) ministry in 1985 and have traveled the world extensively since then.
Countries we’ve been to include; Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Cameroon, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India, Russia, Ukraine, France, Canada. We’ve also traveled extensively across the United States.
Outside of the USA, Africa has been the primary continent God has directed us to, and we’ve made 19 trips there over the years.
As a fivefold minister, I use the title “Evangelist/Teacher” although I know that my primary calling is that of an Apostle. I’ve served as a Pastor, have a strong prophetic anointing and I am often introduced as a Prophet but most importantly, I consider myself a servant of the Most High.
One title that is often used that I like and that is appropriate is “Revivalist”. This rings true in my heart and has been demonstrated over the years. As an example, in 2005, I did a weekend meeting in Milford, Connecticut, which ended up lasting 17 weeks. I came to my home State of Wisconsin for a little bit of rest, did a Sunday meeting in Milton, and it was extended to an eight-week revival.
In the Milton revival, people started coming from the Rockford, Illinois, area, and at the end of the eight weeks in Milton, I started a series in Rockford which lasted for over four months. The Rockford series was unlike any series I’d ever been a part of, as I was in the largest Word of Faith church every Saturday night, in the Assembly of God on Friday nights, and in other churches throughout the weeks. It was the first time I’d ever seen a city share an Evangelist.
The signs, wonders, and miracle aspect of the ministry are profound with significant demonstrations of God’s miracle healing power. Over the years, many newspaper journalists have come to the meetings and as a result, we’ve had some awesome front page stories validating the power of Jesus Christ.
I personally believe that, when we minister, we should avoid drawing any attention to ourselves, and we should be careful to give all the praise, honor, and glory to God for every work of the Spirit. As a result, I tend to be soft spoken in ministry, yet very powerful. Most people witnessing the ministry refer to it as “peaceful power.”
As much as the miraculous is exciting and demonstrative, what I enjoy the most is teaching people the simple, practical truths of how to walk in the fullness of life Jesus promised us in His Word. God has gifted me with a life changing “teaching gift” which allows me to effectively illustrate, demonstrate, and illuminate the practical truths of His Word.
One area of uniqueness in the ministry is what we call “Business Breakthrough.” It brings the supernatural power of God to the business world. Few business people fully understand the importance of applying spiritual truths to their business. Spiritual truths applied in any area of life are going to bring forth God’s protection and provision, which is far beyond anything we could ever possibly ask, think, or imagine.
When traveling outside of the country, we typically have a three pronged strategy which includes a pastors’ conference, crusade, and a meeting with business/political leaders.
At a personal level, I am married, have four children and live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where our ministry and business headquarters are also based.
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