Michael R. Martin (1960-) was born in Sacramento, CA and spent his early years tracking around the country with his Air Force father, including a few years in Iran, eventually settling near family roots in Gilmanton, NH in 1971. Michael is an environmental scientist by vocation.
Michael was raised Roman Catholic. His faith journey began when he accepted Christ at a Baptist summer youth camp. Although he spent many years unassociated with organized religion, he jumped in deep when he joined the United Methodist Church in 1996. Michael soon joined the praise band, became active in church leadership, attended a Walk to Emmaus weekend, became a Certified Lay Speaker and immersed himself in Christian study. Along the way, he became the minister for the Sunday Praise Service, selecting the music and order of worship, leading the music with voice and guitar, and sharing preaching duties with the pastor and several other church members.
Michael's hobbies include music, photography, and reading.