Church/Ministry: American Rescue Workers
American Rescue Workers
The American Rescue Workers is a church/non-profit organization that gives spiritual and material adid to those in need. The A.R.W. DC Corps has three major ministries: A Christian Menís Addiction Program, A Hunger Relief project that feeds the homeless in Washington, DC every week, and our National Disaster Response Team that helps feed and re-build homes and churches of the victims from natural and national disasters in the United States.
I am third gen. pastor and officer of the American Rescue Workers. I have a brother, Paul and three sisters;Evangeline, Christine and Sandy. All of us are involved in the ministry of the A.R.W. on one level or another. My wife works along side of me and my daughter volunteers on our Hunger Relief and Disaster Relief ministries. My father and mother (Generals Paul & Katherine Martin) recently retired after serving over 50 years in this ministry and serving 16 years as General.
Mostly fishing and carpentry. But I noticed Iím picking up my tools less and my fishing gear more. Go figure.
One of my favorite illustrations
The guy with the retriever that walked over the water to retrieve the bird he shot and when the guy finally shows off what the dog can do to his two friends and says "what do you think?" and his friend says "your dog canít swim, can he?" I got that one from here.
What my parents think of my sermons
My mother says that my sermons are getting much better. What does that mean?
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons
She usually tells me when Iíve preached well. She always tells me when I donít. Sometimes I wish she werenít so honest. But really, she doesnít hold back and it always helps me to work on my weak areas.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...
I would say "I promise that this is the last time you are going to hear me preach this sermon."
What I want on my tombstone
2 Corinthians 13:11