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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  • Jesus Breaks Every Fetter

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2020

    Let us understand the role of the shofar in the day of atonement. Jesus desires to set us free, free indeed.

    JESUS BREAKS EVERY FETTER By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. (Two part lesson) Song: “JESUS BREAKS EVERY FETTER” Text: Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. more

  • Test: Blame Game

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2020

    We seem to live in a "ME" day, me, myself and I. We can easily develop an attitude of blaming others for our own behavior. Evaluate yourself. Hold yourself accountable.

    TEST: THE BLAME GAME By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Romans 14:12 So then every one of us more

  • Test: You Are At The Wrong House? Who Me?

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2020

    Let us conderside the dangers of SELF-DOUBT. Gideon focused on the mess of his day and he refused he was a mighty man of God. Self-doubt is a terrible test that can hinder miracles.

    THE TEST: YOU ARE AT THE WRONG HOUSE? WHO ME? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Did you read about the man that told his Momma, I refuse to go to church today? You can’t make me go. The last time I went someone hurt my feelings and they are mad at me and I am mad at them. more

  • Test: Dilemma Have To? Want To?

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2020

    As we consider how life test each individual we consider Have to? Need to? Like to? Want to? What hinders so from real spiritual growth? Lord, open the eyes of our hearts. We need Godly vision!

    TEST: MY DILEMMA: DO I HAVE TO? VS. DO I WANT TO? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. (Two part?) I love to start with a question: WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY? What makes us angry? Can we control our anger and attitudes? Near sighted? Far sighted? Tunnel vision? Night blindness? more

  • Test: Remember

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2020

    Life is full of seasons of testing. We must remember this test may be a great opportunity. Some lessons must be caught more than than are taught. Your rejection does not have to impede you.

    TEST: REMEMBER By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. ( I do this as a series.) The lady went to the prison to visit her husband. He was so tired. He could hardly hold up his head he was so tired. His hands were blistered and sore. The prisoner’s back and arms were so hurting. 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