Wade Martin's church

Faith Assembly of God
Smiths Grove , Kentucky 42171

About Wade Martin
  • Education: I graduated high school in Springfield, Illinois in 1970. Then graduated Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, TN from in 1974 with a Bachelors degree in Humanities, I have taken classes and many seminars. Berian classes, Boot Camp, and Ky. School of Ministries. I have taught young preachers in KSOM
  • Experience: I traveled 6 years playing Southern Gospel Music. Then taught school in Lee County, Virginia 6 years.It was a joy to head a jail ministry for 5 years, I have visited jails and prisons in 6 states. I was an associate pastor/evangelist. In 1981, I went to full time pastoring in West Prestonsburg, Ky. This is a very small mountain missions work. In 1989 I moved here to Smiths Grove to pastor. 39 1/2 years in the full time ministry. My dream is still before me. I have made missionary trips to Haiti. 16 days in israel was precious. I am on UTube and Facebook
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I try to make my sermons practical and applicable to every day life. I must point others to the cross.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I have studied many years. I love study time. I have thousands of sermons over my 40 year full time ministry. Basketcase preachers. The problem of the heart is the heart of the problem. Speak to the Divine Possibilities.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: ME ON DEATH ROW? I stood on Death Row in a prison. I was with a criminal, he had been locked on Death Row 18 years. I spent the last 5 days in the prison with this criminal and his family. To me he was not a criminal, he was a precious friend’s son. I was there to witness the execution for the family. I am not here to address the pro’s and con’s of the death penalty, but to tell you I stood with a man condemned to die. I never thought about being identified with a criminal until minutes before they opened the curtains. I thought Jesus is here in this room.
  • Family: My Dad is a Church of God Pastor of 65+ years. Dad is 89. My older brother was a Methodist preacher of 25 years. I have been married to Linda 49 years. I have two sons they are part of our worship team, and they play music with me. Both my sons and the oldest grandson are police men. Three of my brothers have passed away in three years. ( They were 58, 67, 54) My three older grandsons play music with me.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My Mom was my greatest fan. She loved my tapes and would share them with others. Mom died August 1998. My Dad has been supportive and my music partner for years. Dad was my pastor my first 21 years.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Don’t ask? Don’t tell? Linda is my helper and my friend. She says they are humorous, illustrated and thought provoking. She has listened to me 40 years. I am glad she doesn’t want to go to another church. I hope?
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Today is a good day to make a good day. Be patient and keep plugging away no matter how you feel. Pastoring is not like a carpenter, you can’t see at the end of the day what you have accomplished in ministry. We see in a time bound perspective, our personal scope of vision must not hinder the work set before us. Be quick to forgive. Walk in their shoes and try understanding. Learn to be quick to say I am sorry even when you think you are right. . Then try again.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Bible, the word of God does the work of God! I love the Bible. I thank God for the ability to read and study.
  • Hobbies: Studying the Bible and preparing lessons. I love music, I and my family play music. I have traveled playing the bass guitar and lead. Haiti is one of my loves.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would talk all night if I thought this was my last sermon. I would warn that we are headed toward death at 60 minutes per hour, or 1440 minutes a day. We need to establish a priority system and invest our time, talent, and energy wisely. We tend to waste life on trivial pursuit. I have invested 40 years in full time ministry. I do not regret a mile I have traveled for the Lord. I believe what I preach. Seems we love to invest in the temporal but we are approach eternity.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Once, I bent over and ripped my pants. Another time, I was doing an illustrated sermon with a loaf of bread, as the rich man wiped his face and threw the bread to the dogs. As I wiped my face, I didn’t know the loaf of bread had butter in the middle, I rubbed butter all over my face. Recently, I was doing an illustrated sermon, that we can determine how much God can bless us. I had a very small metal bowl, a little bigger and a little bigger. When I got to the largest metal bowl, I waved it ov
  • What I want on my tombstone: His servant, how about an arrow pointing up? Live with eternity's values in view for there is too much to gain to lose.
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  • Thanksgiving Is A Choice

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2020

    We are a product of our daily choices. Thanksgiving and Praise come from a grateful heart.

    THANKSGIVING IS A CHOICE… By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Give thanks is in the O.T. 102 times, 72 times in the N.T. God loves a grateful heart! Do we have an attitude of gratitude? 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give more

  • The Pandemic Of Hopelessness...

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2020

    The pandemic of hopelessness... WE NEED A VACCINATION OF HOPE!

    A VACCINATION OF HOPE? THE PANDEMIC OF HOPELESSNESS. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. HOW SAD IS OUR DAY, WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST EDUCATED SOCIETIES OF ALL TIMES, YET WE CAN’T TALK? Genesis 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they more

  • For Such A Time As This? Trump? Bidden? Pray, Repent.

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2020

    Much improper prophecy has been been given. My measuring stick is if is God it will come true. If not? I desire to encourage everyone:Trump supporters? Bidden supporters? God is God. God is still in control. God is not caught off guard? Give hope... give peace... for such a time as this.

    FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS? IT IS TIME TO PRAY AND REPENT. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. (Several part lesson) Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then more

  • Accidental Or Intentional Listening?

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2020

    Famous words: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Is it possible to develop ears dull of hearing? Where is the quietest place in the USA? Why? Only John the Beloved was known for hearing the Divine Heartbeat. Will we listen to God's words?

    ACCIDENTAL OR INTENTIONAL LISTENING? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with more

  • Look In The Mirror: Isolationism

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2020

    Today we live in a mean, cruel world. Seems there is a danger of to move to spiritual isolation as fear takes deep roots. We need each other. No person is an island...

    LET US LOOK IN A MIRROR --- MOVING TO ISOLATION? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. I have a bunch of banana’s and I lift them high. Is there a lesson here? They are all safe together … but when you break one from the bunch it will be isolated, skinned and it will be ate. WARNING, more

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  • Nero Blames Others

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2020

    BLAME AS A GAME? Nero was the last of five emperors in Rome. Nero’s claim to fame is: FIDDLING WHILE ROME BURNED… Nero played the BLAME GAME… He could not understand the DECLINE and FALL of the Roman Empire. Nero blamed the Christians. His blame was so cruel he persecuted and killed more

  • Failure Maybe Opportunity?

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2020

    REMEMBER FAILURE MAY BE BUT AN OPPORTUNITY---- GEORGE CAMPBELL MORGAN, 12/9/1863. He died May 16, 1945. He preached his first sermon at 13 years of age. In 1888 a young man named CAMPBELL MORGAN had made application to the WESLEYAN SCHOOL of ministry. Campbell was one of 150 men to apply more

  • Deeper

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2020

    Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. WE NEED A GREATER REVELATION OF WHO JESUS IS. DEEPER, DEEPER --- MORE, MORE ABOUT JESUS. WE CAN FIND THE GREATER THAN… My Mom more

  • The King's Search

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2020

    MY HANDS AND GOD’S HEART CAN ACCOMPLISH GOD’S WORK IN SOME OF THE STRANGEST WAYS. PONDER MY STORY… There was this wonderful King that loved his people so much. This King had prayed for a son for years. But all he and the queen ever had was a DAUGHTER. She was absolutely beautiful. To add to more

  • The V-Formation (Geese)

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2020

    V-SHAPED FORMATION… GEESE ARE STRONG AS A SKEIN. The V-formation is called a skein. Do we understand how wonderful God’s creation is? Study has revealed that GEESE fly in a V-shaped formation when they are migrating. This serves several purposes. The V-formation improves the more