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. 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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  • Obstacles To The Goal

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2021

    COLLEGE: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE HIT REAL HARD. ROY RIEGELS WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS “WRONG WAY ROY.” Roy played for the University of California from 1927 to 1929. Back then freshmen and sophomores never played on varsity. On January 1, 1929 Roy played in the ROSE BOWL. The GOLDEN more

  • My Little Light

    Contributed on Oct 26, 2021
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    I HAVE A COMPELLING FOCUS TO REACH MY GOD POTENTIAL… MY CANDLE? I FIND THE ROOM SO DARK… WILL MY LITTLE LIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? WILL I CONSIDER MY SEEDS, MY LITTLE CANDLE, THE LIGHT… James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a more

  • Prisoner 4664 Nelson Mandela

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2021

    46664… PRISONER 46664… 1 Corinthians 4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: There are times it seems our hurt and wounds are our testing zones and we are put on display for others to mock. It is like the spectacle at the end more

  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2021

    Quit all the comparisons: IT IS ABOUT GOD’S GLORY. HAGGAI and ZECHARIAH LEARNED TO ENCOURAGE THOSE THAT WERE DOING A WORK THAT SEEMED SMALL IN THEIR OWN EYES. Get excited. Haggai 2:2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high more

  • General Douglas Macarthur I Shall Return

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2021

    Psalm 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. General Douglas MacArthur had a terrible battle. The struggle was against mighty odds. The ALLIED FORCES were lacking in support. There was more