About Marty Martin

Marty Martin is Acting Chief Executive Officer for Food for the Hungry (FH). He graduated from the US Air Force Academy and served as a rescue helicopter pilot in the US, Vietnam, and Greenland. Later, after graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary, he flew as an emergency medical helicopter pilot with Air Methods Corporation, eventually becoming VP for Operations. He continued in this role until called as Executive Pastor at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (CCPC) in Denver. He joined the FH Board in 2003. In late 2004, on loan from CCPC, Marty left on a two-year assignment as Country Director for FH in the Democratic Republic of Congo, returning to CCPC in 2007 and to serving as an FH board member in 2008. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Colorado Christian University for his work in Congo. Marty joined FH’s staff in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer and is based in FH’s Phoenix Global Service Center. He and his wife, Rosemary, have three children and four grandchildren.
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The Social Gospel?

From the 1920s and 30s, the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy had a powerful and ongoing effect upon the American church. Many of the “fundamentalists” were highly educated, articulate and understood that they were called not to be simply against the culture of their time, but were called to participate in and shape the culture of their day. […]

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Love’s Law

In late 2006, I came back from two years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) totally convinced that the rule of law is one of the greatest gifts any nation can have. Congo is a “failed state” and, not being ruled by law, it is ruled by chaos. Millions have died since the […]

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Best Known Verse in the Bible

John 3:16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible.  When TV camera crews pan the crowds at pro football games, we often see placards referring to it.  It’s important, though, to read the next verse too: 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in […]

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The Kingdom of God

All kingdoms have three things in common: a ruler, a realm and a reign. In the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Queen Elizabeth is the ruler. These and other states that consider her queen, are her realm. Her reign spans more than 60 years. Psalm 47:7 says: “God is the King of […]

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The End of the World

Just saw the movie “Noah” last week. My brother-in-law observed, “Not bad if you’re into Biblical disaster flicks.” The acting and special effects were good; fidelity to the biblical text was not so good.  Nonetheless, the movie’s theme of new life coming out of death and destruction was faithful to the overall biblical message—and it […]

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Jesus is the Great “I AM”

When Moses first encountered God and was told to go and lead God’s people out of slavery, he asked God what he should say if the people asked who sent him.  God replied, “This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14). In John’s gospel, […]

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Filled with the Holy Spirit

We are told to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Embedded in this command is a metaphor. Unfortunately, many Christians today are uncomfortable with metaphor, thinking that if something is metaphorical, it is somehow not entirely truthful. Big mistake. Our point of reference for being filled with the Spirit is an actual physical […]

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Biblical Holism

Christians believe that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: A Trinity. What practical value is there in knowing this? In the late 1960s a noted secular author and journalist, Arthur Koestler, coined the word “holon” which, like holism, comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning “whole.” A holon is simultaneously a whole and a […]

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The Gift of Life

This Christmas, we once again celebrate the gift of life in Christ. The Apostle John wrote, “In Him was life and the life was the light of all mankind.” (John 1:4, NIV) While serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) several years ago I saw, for the first time, a time lapse photograph […]

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The Holiness of God

You know a tree by its fruit. This is an often repeated biblical principle. In Galatians 5:22, Paul writes: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control …”  The “fruit of the Spirit” is the fruit of God. The character of God, the holiness of God, […]

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