B.A., Lee College, 1977
M.Div., Church of God School of Theology, 1983
D.Th., University of South Africa, 2007
Dr. Martin is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and James W. Hamilton Professor of Teaching Lay Involvement. He has taught at the Seminary since 1992. He served as a Church of God pastor from 1977-2004 and was ordained in 1983. He also served as a District Overseer, State Youth and CE Board member, State Council member, State Director of Ministerial Development, and State Ordination Board member. He has preached in Church of God State Conventions, Prayer Conferences, youth camps, and pastors' conferences. He has taught Bible Institutes, Ministerial Development Institutes, and Ministerial Internship Seminars, as well as classes at Lee University, the Korean Bible Seminary, the Puerto Rican extension of PTS, the Asian Seminary (Manila), the Seminario Sudamericano (Quito), and the Seminaire Theologique de l'Eglise de Dieu en Haiti.
He has published thirty-two books, including the following: Clothed with the Spirit: Lessons from the Book of Judges; The Spirit of the Psalms; Fasting: A Centre for Pentecostal Theology Short Introduction, Biblical Hermeneutics (also in Spanish), Jonah and the God of Grace, The Unheard Voice of God: A Pentecostal Hearing of the Book of Judges, and An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Toward a Theology of Pentecostal Preaching, Pentecostal Hermeneutics: A Reader, and A Future For Holiness: Pentecostal Explorations.
His most recent articles in academic journals include: ‘A Pentecostal Reception History of the Book of Judges’; ‘The Holy Spirit in the Book of Psalms’; ‘The Chiastic Structure of Psalm 106’, ‘Longing for God: Psalm 63 and Pentecostal Spirituality’; ‘Delighting in the Torah: The Affective Dimension of Psalm 1’; ‘“Where are all his wonders?”: The Exodus Motif in the Book of Judges’; and ‘Power to Save!?: The Role of the Spirit of The LORD in the Book of Judges’.
Dr. Martin also serves as Editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and is a Past President of The Society for Pentecostal Studies.
He is married to the former Karen Arlene Luke, and they have two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren.