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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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  • Giving? Water! Finding Blessings In Seasons Of Trouble!

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2022
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    We survey GIVING. Purposeful giving. The role of WATER in giving... We can find God in some of the strangest places... God show his greatest in seasons of trouble.

    #1 GIVING? WATER! FINDING BLESSINGS IN SEASONS OF TROUBLE! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (YouTube: Wade Hughes) This is a 3 part lesson. LOVE GIVES THE BEST IT CAN AFFORD. GOD GAVE THE BEST HEAVEN HAD… TEXT: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only ...read more

  • Faith Trust The Plan

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2022
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    Faith must trust the plan of God. God knows my name... we can make it.

    FAITH MUST TRUST THE PLAN OF GOD… By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (YouTube: WADE HUGHES) TEXT: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. DO WE STRUGGLE TO BELIEVE WHO ...read more

  • Dare To Have Hope!

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2022
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    Lamentations is a Bible book that records judgment... Jeremiah offers a gift of NEW HOPE each day!

    YET I WILL DARE TO HAVE HOPE! HOPE IS NEW EVERY DAY! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (YouTube Wade Hughes) LAMENTATIONS IS THE 25th BOOK OF THE BIBLE. It has 5 chapters, 154 verses, 3,415 words, 13 questions, 3 commands. (Dake) LAMENTATIONS: a passionate expression of grief and ...read more

  • Tug Of War... Who Will Hold The Rope?

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2022
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    We are in a terrible war between temporal and eternal issues. Will you hole the ROPE IN THIS TUG OF WAR?

    TUG OF WAR! BLESS ME, I WILL HANG ON UNTIL… By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com WHO WILL BE FAITHFUL TO HOLD THE ROPE? WE ARE IN A TERRIBLE WAR… THE BATTLES WILL BE MORE AND MORE HEATED. WE MUST GET SERIOUS AND HAVE TO BE DEDICATED… WE ARE IN A TUG OF WAR! The farm animals ...read more

  • The Challenge: Greater Effort!

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2022
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    This is a 3 part lesson of on EXERTING MORE EFFORT. Little effort? Little satisfaction!

    THE CHALLENGE: EFFORT: STRETCH YOURSELF… By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com YouTube Wade Hughes. (This is a 3 part lesson.) Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the ...read more

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  • No Room Giving?

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2022
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    NO ROOM… THE SAD STORY CONTINUES… In the early 70’s Linda and I were at my Mom and Dad’s for Christmas. We had no children. My Dad pastored 65 years, 42 in Frankfort, Ky. There were 5 of us children. We had a traditional spot where we all sat around the tree. Mom, my wife and my sister distributed ...read more

  • What Kind?

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2022
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    WHAT KIND OF CHURCH WOULD MY CHURCH BE, IF EVERY MEMBER ...read more

  • Lazy -Apathy Cost

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2022
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    STORY: ONE EVENING THERE WAS AN OLD WISE MAN SITTING ON HIS PORCH WHEN A YOUNG MAN APPROACHED HIM. The young man said: HOW I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING AND RICHES. The sun was setting. The old man said saddle that horse. The young man saddled the horse. The old man gave him two ...read more

  • 5 Weeks Or Five Years?

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2022
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    5 WEEKS OR FIVE YEARS? IN THE FAR EAST THERE IS THE CHINESE BAMBOO TREE? The farmer has to plant a seed in soft ground, water and nurture the ground every day for five years. The farmer can’t see anything. The neighbors might say: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? How long have you been working the ground? ...read more

  • The Cod And The Cat Fish

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2022
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    TELL THE STORY OF THE COD… There was a favorite fish along the east coast. It is the COD. The cod was so tasty and it was a favorite dish along the coast. So the market expanded but something was lost in the shipping. The frozen cod was mushy and tasteless. So they began shipping the cod alive in ...read more