More about the Planting/Parent Church
Adirondack Baptist Church
Adirondack Baptist Church is the sending church of the Martinez family. Adirondack is located in Gloversville, NY and is pastored full time by Pastor Nate Petersen.
In the fall of 2017 ABC leadership made the decision to begin the process of planting a Gospel-Centered Church in the capital region of New York. Adirondack is sending out the Martinez family to lead the new work as church planters to Albany, NY.
The Church Planting Team
B.S. Liberty University
M.M. Liberty Theological Seminary
Rob Martinez / LEAD PASTOR
Rob trusted Christ as Savior when he was 17 years old, largely due to the Y2K scare of 1999. Fearing that the world was going to end, Rob quit his job that he was working at illegally, moved out of his apartment, threw away all his drugs, quit smoking cigarettes, threw out his government issued fake I.D. and made his way to a local Bible church in Fonda, NY (The Village Bible Church). For the first time in his life, a man of God (Wade Lyman Prime) showed him verse after verse as to why he needed to be saved. He bowed his head and gave his life to Christ on December 19, 1999 - two weeks before the world was going to end (so he thought). In all reality, on that day, new life had just begun because of Jesus.
From the very beginning Rob pursued what he believed to be the calling of the evangelist by attending PCC, Ambassador Baptist College and West Coast Baptist College online. In 2004 he met his future wife Mishael while attending Pensacola Christian College studying for full-time evangelism. Being in full-time ministry he has completed both his undergrad and masters degree online through Liberty University. They have four awesome children together. He has served in various aspects of ministry since 2007. In 2016 he surrendered to the call to plant a church in Albany, NY. His desire is to see God plant a vibrant Gospel-centered Baptist Church in Albany, NY.
Favorite Food - Mexican
Current Bible Verses - Acts 9:6, Psalm 27:7-8
Interesting Fact: He is full-blooded Mexican but cannot speak Spanish!
Skills - People. I love people.
Favorite Sports - LU Flames & NY Yankees
Ministries - Husband, Father, Pastor, Church Planter, and friend.
*Liberty Theological Seminary
*She has been Rob's biggest cheerleader through it all.
Mishael Martinez / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Mishael came to Christ in 1998 at the age of 14. She grew up in a Christian home on the Island of Guam where her grandfather helped plant a church years ago. She graduated high school in Guam and then moved to Pensacola Christian College to pursue her degree in Speach. She met Rob at college in 2004 and a year later they got married and began serving in the church where Rob was saved in 1999, under the leadership of Pastor Wade L. Prime.
Together, they believed that God was calling them into full-time evangelism and continued to work toward that end. In 2007 they moved to Shelby, NC to continue their training at Ambassador Baptist College. God has blessed them with three awesome children. Over time it has been abundantly clear that God has been preparing them for planting a church in the city of Albany, NY. She is committed to ministry at the Martinez home along with the awesomeness of reaching others for Christ through personal discipleship & evangelism.
Favorite Food - Spaghetti
Current Bible Verse - Psalm 91:1-2
Interesting Fact - She grew up on an island (Guam) but is afraid of the ocean!
Skills - Crafting/Interior Design Ninja
Favorite Sports - LU Flames & NY Yankees
Ministries - Wife, Mother, Pastor's wife, and friend.
Jack & Jill Planter / LAUNCH TEAM
Jack and Jill represents all other individuals who are currently considering and praying about joining the core team of believers in Albany, NY. If you would like to find out more about becoming a part of the team please contact us today and tell us more about you!
OUR BAPTIST HERITAGE & CHRISTIAN MESSAGE
We are a Gospel-centered Church plant in the capital city of New York. While we are entirely committed to our Baptist heritage, we are also committed to the Christian mission and propagation of the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.