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Wade Martin's church

Faith Assembly of God
Smiths Grove , Kentucky 42171
270-791-6575

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. 40+ 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 You-Tube 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 50 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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  • By Faith We Have Nothing To Fear... "fear Not"

    Contributed on Apr 13, 2024
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    WATCH THE NEWS? FAITH OVERCOMES BY HEARING THE WORD... FEAR ANXIETY AND TROUBLE ARE TOOLS OF THE ENEMY... FEAR NOT NY FRIENDS.

    BY FAITH WE KNOW WE HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (You Tube: Wade Hughes) WE ARE NOT HERE TODAY TO ARGUE OR PROVE SOMEONE RIGHT AND OTHERS WRONG… OUR POINT IS VERY SIMPLE Evil seems to abound in this modern world. We also know FEAR IS GREAT TOOL IN THE ...read more

  • Fear Is A Magnet. Fear Activates Trouble.

    Contributed on Apr 13, 2024
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    Seldom do believers recognize the role that fear, anxiety, doubt play in spiritual warfare.There are hidden issues between faith and fear. Do we really trust God and his word?

    FEAR IS A MAGNET! FEAR ACTIVATES TROUBLE. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (YouTube: Wade Hughes) Have we lived in fear a big percentage of our time on earth? THE CHOICE BY FAITH TRUST GOD OR BY THE FLESH LIVE IN FEAR, DOUBT AND POUT? John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but ...read more

  • Do Bees! Don't Bees!

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2024
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    Seems we all face man's days that are short and full of trouble. Never allow circumstances to define our actions.

    DO BEES, DON’T BEES! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (YouTube: Wade Hughes) Touch very quickly on the 3 solemn days. Hosea 9:5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD? Jeremiah 12:5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied ...read more

  • Ehyeh! I Am That I Am!

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2024
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    Often we hear : AM I? CAN I DO THIS? VS THE GREAT I AM! Let us trust God's plan.

    EHYEH! WHO AM I? VS I AM! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (YouTube: Wade Hughes) *EH-YEH (HEY – yeah): I AM THAT I AM! (Theme: Focus on the problem or the promise?) WHO AM I? REMEMBER FROM WHERE WE HAVE COME? REMEMBER THE VIET NAM WALL? *THE WALL HAS 58,287 NAMES. ...read more

  • Don't Quit, Learn To Play Hurt.

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2024
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    Kindergarten teaches us live is not fair. Hurt is part of life and we must learn to thrive when hurt brings us pain and disappointments.. GOD HAS A PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR YOU.

    DON'T QUIT! LEARNING TO PLAY HURT By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com. (YouTube: Wade Hughes) Butterflies do not fly in the rain. Their wings are so fragile. The droplets of water would destroy their wings. Sometimes the best thing we can do during a storm is find a safe place and ...read more

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  • Confess?

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2024
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    Three preachers were in a boat fishing. The one preacher said: THE BIBLE SAYS CONFESS YOUR FAULTS ONE TO ANOTHER. So the one brother confessed that he loved dirty books and movies. The next preacher said: I am a dram drinker, I love to drink beer and alcohol. The first preacher said: I have to ...read more

  • Trapped

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2024
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    Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. When my son was practicing with his little league baseball team there was a practice field. The practice field was ...read more

  • Encourage: Plant A Tree

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2024
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    There was a man that looked around the barren community where he lived. The man wanted to do something to help the lifeless areas around his community. The man decided there was nothing he could do to help his neighbors. He prayed and asked God to help him help his family and his friends to bring ...read more

  • Never Satisfied, More!

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2024
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    REMEMBER THE STORY ABOUT THE DOG AND HIS BONE? There was a real smart dog that had searched and searched for just the right bone. After several hours the dog found a real big wonderful bone. He picked the good bone up and started home with his prized bone. On the way home the dog had to pass over a ...read more

  • Stirring Up A Mess!

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2024
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    HOW EASY IS IT TO STIR UP A MESS? THERE IS A HIDDEN AGENDA AND MOTIVE WITHIN. There was a cowboy who road into town to visit a saloon on the edge of town. The cowboy tied his horse to the hitching post in front of the bar. He then went inside to drink. The devil came by and saw the cowboy ...read more