A native of Joliet, IL, Pastor Wendell Martin is the fourth son of Pastor and Mrs. Edward Martin Jr. He accepted the call to preach The Gospel of Jesus Christ and was licensed at age 17. He was later ordained at age 20. He has served as Youth Pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Joliet, IL (2004-2007); Rock of Ages Baptist Church of Maywood, IL (2007-2009); and The House of Hope Atlanta in Decatur, GA (2009-2013). He has also served as Co-Pastor of CityPoint Community Church in Chicago, IL (2014-2018). He now serves as Senior Pastor of the historic Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Joliet, IL.
Pastor Martin has a heart for discipling believers and is known for his practical, comedic, and creative approach to preaching the Word of God. Additionally, he has a passion for community development and is an advocate for educational and economic equality. In his spare time, he loves to play golf and is a self-proclaimed “Grill Master.”
Pastor Martin is married to the beautiful and bright Sharralyn (Brass) Martin. They are the parents of one daughter, Avalyn Sarah; and twin boys, Avery Saul and Austin Edward.
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