Chad's church

Town & Country Christian Church
Cameron, Missouri 64429

About Chad
  • Education: I received my degree from Central Chrsitian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO in Youth Ministry and Bible.
  • Experience: I have 7 years of youth ministry experience (which means I have a little bit of experience in everything under the sun!), and 4 years pulpit experience. I began my ministry here in Oak Grove on Easter Sunday, 2005.
  • Family: I am married to Nancy (Davis) from Vandalia, MO, whom I met at bible college in 1995. We have one daughter, Hannah Michelle, who was born February 26, 2001 in West Plains, MO., and one son, Evan Doyle, who was born on January 26, 2004 in ZSt. Jospeh, MO. Both sets of our parents are active in the ministries of our home churches.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My parents have always been supportive of my minstry, and have never been short on supportive compliments and honest critiques.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I haven’t put her to sleep yet!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Don’t fluff it: Give it to them straight, even if it means you have to stomp on their toes." "If you preach the Word, and they reject you, they’re really rejecting God!"
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Externally Focused Church" by: Rick Rusaw "Antagonists In The Church" by: Kenneth Haugk "One Size Doesn’t Fit All" by Gary McIntosh "The Second Coming of the Church" by George Barna
  • Hobbies: I love to read, debate, fool around on the computer, and target shoot (large bore pistol, small bore rifle, and compound bow) I’m also an avid postage stamp collector, and a pretty good history buff.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Matthew 28:19-20
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Slammed hand down, and launched a pen off of the pulpit and onto the lady sitting at the piano and made her yelp!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Temporary Resting Place of Chad R. Martens
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Newest Sermons

  • Eldership Installation: Where Quality Matters

    Contributed on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 100 ratings

    Sermon on elder installation. Covers the requirements to be an elder, some of the duties of an elder, and the congregations responsibility TO the elders.

    Eldership: Where Quality Matters Elder Installation 1 Timothy 3:2-7 A sermon by: Chad Martens, Senior Minister Town and Country Christian Church Cameron, MO INTRODUCTION: Today we have the privilege to be able to set aside 2 of our men and ordain them as elders of Christ’s Church. In more

  • Fellowship

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2001
    based on 71 ratings

    Calling Christians to a deeper commitment to the church and to their walk with the Savior.

    Fellowship Introduction: Before we begin, what is, exactly, fellowship? The Greek word for fellowship, “koinonia”, comes from a root meaning common or shared. So fellowship means common participation in something either by giving what you have to the other person or receiving what he or more

  • We Need Real Daddy's, Not Just Fathers!

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2001
    based on 149 ratings

    Father’s Day sermon that illustrated the difference between being a Father, and being a "daddy"

    “We Need Real Daddy’s, Not Just Fathers!!” Today is the day in America and many other places around the world where men are honored for their accomplishments as fathers. For nearly 100 years now on the 3rd Sunday of June, we have observed this nearly sacred holiday. But today, I want us to more

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Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • Poem: Daddy's Table Grace

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2001
    based on 47 ratings

    POEM: Daddy’s Table Grace As we sit at the table, Our family’s head bowed low; My thoughts return to childhood And the finest man I know. He didn’t speak good English; He was just a simple man, But when he was talking to the Lord, Even a little child could understand. I was young more