Rev. Benjamin Martin, Jr.
Rev. Benjamin Martin, Jr. is the son of Louvenia Martin and the late Benjamin Martin, Sr. He was born and raised in Swainsboro Ga. In September of 1997, at the age of 16 Rev. Martin preached his initial sermon. In June of 1999, Rev. Martin was ordained and in October of the same year was installed as Pastor of Samuel Grove Baptist Church in Tennille Ga. Rev. Martin continued to serve as pastor of Samuel Grove until May of 2003. In 2001, Rev. Martin became pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Soperton Ga. In 2008, Rev. Martin became pastor of the Union Hill Baptist Church in Tennille, Ga. He continues to serve as pastor of both Mt. Zion and Union Hill Baptist Churches. Rev. Martin is the Moderator of the Oconee Zion Missionary Baptist Association and Youth Director of the Second Washington Baptist Association. Rev. Martin is active in the GMBC of Georgia Inc. and serves as Assistant Director of the Ministers Division of the Congress of Christian Education
Upon graduating from high school, Pastor Martin pursued a degree in Secondary Education at Paine College in Augusta Ga. In 2003, He graduated from Paine College with a B.S. degree in History Secondary Education. While attending Paine, Rev. Martin was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Student Marshall (honor given to male with highest grade average), and awarded the Julius Scott Award and the Shirley A.R. Lewis Award. After teaching 3 years in Richmond County, Rev. Martin began teaching in Washington County School System. He was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011 school year. He serves as Assistant Wrestling Coach, Speech and Debate Team Coach, and Advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Rev. Martin is the father of 3 children Brielle, Beriah, and Bryston Martin.