PASTOR CAMERON MARTIN
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as an addition to your ministry.
Let me start by saying, I believe the church is Godʼs plan for the salvation of the world. If it were not for the church, I would not know Jesus. I would not have a bible. And, I would not be the effective minister I am today. “The local church is the hope of the world.” I believe that is my lifeʼs purpose, because God has given me vision for it, and has spoken that into my life directly as well as through many others. When it comes to ministry, I am a team player, a team builder, and a team leader. That has included working within my own church and along with other churches.
If we accept Malcom Gladwell’s theory in Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in a certain skill, then I could be considered an expert in leading a church in a post-Christian community, preaching, leading worship, church administration, and student ministries.
I was, most recently, an Associate Pastor at The Springs Church in Chandler, AZ. Where I oversaw Worship Ministries, Student Ministries, Audio/Video, Graphics, and Technology. I handled the preaching in the main Sunday services about once or twice a month. And, I taught at CURRENT School of Leadership and Ministry. I lead a community outreach project to support our local police. We raised money and awareness for K9 police bulletproof vests for Chandler Police Department. We hoped to raise enough money to buy a couple vests, but once the community got on board, we outfitted the entire department. The story was picked up by local and national news outlets.
Prior, I was the Senior Pastor of Radiant Church in Newport, Oregon where I lead the effort to rebuild after a devastating congregational split in a church (which at the time was) in the least- churched county, in the least churched state in America. We spent great prayer and effort to get the church back to a place of health and outward focus. I also have 10 years experience leading Student Ministries, including Jr High, Sr High, and College. I have seen hundreds of students make commitments to Jesus. Many of those are now in ministry positions in churches across the country, InterVarsity, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), and the Los Angeles DreamCenter.
I also served my denomination, The International Church of The Foursquare Gospel, as the NextGen Ministry Representative for the State of Arizona for two separate four year terms. I had a vision, and established a team, for a winter camp in Phoenix for students and leaders who couldn’t make it to California for our denominational winter camps. I built and led five youth summer camps, each for hundreds of students, and saw many of those students commit their lives to Christ, be baptized with The Holy Spirit, and respond to a call of ministry. My passion to nurture leaders, and see them last, birthed the Arizona Foursquare Youth Workers Summit where many of those who spend their lives rescuing teens for Jesus were trained and encouraged. During those summits I was blessed to work with national leaders Josh McDowell, Greg Steir, as well as many others.
I work hard everyday to continue becoming the minister God desires and deserves. I do that by reading and attending in-person-training such as seminars and conferences, and using online resources extensively.
Outside the church, I also perform 20-30 weddings a year, own a website design business, and am a professional voice actor.
My wife Sharri and I have been married for 20 years and enjoy time with our Chinese Shari-Pei dogs and working out at our local CrossFit gym.
I hope you will prayerfully consider my inclusion in your ministry efforts as together we glorify God by making more and better disciples.