Pastor Christian Martin was born in Argentina, raised in the mission field and called to ministry at the age of 16. He began pastoral ministry as a youth pastor in Battle Creek, Michigan after graduating from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee in 1999. His hobbies include long distance running but it's his passionate love for Christ that has blessed his congregations. He and his wife, Heidi, are the happy parents of two children, Elijah and Moriah. He served as pastor in Oregon and Colorado before serving as Lead Pastor of the Living Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haymarket, Virginia where he has been serving since May of 2019.