MEET ASSOCIATE PASTORS
Pastor of Women’s Ministries
Catherine Martin is a former staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ and the Josh McDowell Ministry. She is a summa cum laude, Faculty Award graduate of Bethel Theological Seminary, with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and is on the Adjunct Faculty of Biola University. She is Founder and President of Quiet Time Ministries, keynote speaker at churches, retreats, and conferences, and author of more than thirty books including The Calling – The Story Of Who You Are and Why You Are Here, A Heart That Dances, Six Secrets To A Powerful Quiet Time, Knowing and Loving the Bible, A Woman’s Walk In Grace, Walk On Water Faith, One Holy Passion, Savoring God’s Promises of Hope, and myPhotoWalk—Quiet Time Moments. Catherine has been a leader, director, and pastor of Women’s Ministries for almost twenty years. Catherine’s life verse is Psalm 27:4 – “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.” She is dedicated to challenging others to seek God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Catherine and her husband, David have been married for 37 years, are avid golfers, enjoy nature photography, and have lived in Sun City for more than ten years.
Pastor of Men's Ministries
My journey began in Willmar, MN. I grew up in church! I invited Christ into my life at the age of five and have endeavored to follow Him throughout my life. My parents were both very active and committed to the local church. That model of commitment was stamped in my sisters and me. When the doors of the church were open - we were there! Church came first. There was never a discussion about that and never a compromise. Sunday was a day reserved for nothing but going to church. The values and truths instilled in me came through the years of going to Sunday School, Youth Groups, morning and evening services and singing in choirs from the Kid's Choir to the Sanctuary Choir. That prepared me for the next step. God's Calling: God's calling on my life to enter the ministry happened in my Senior year of High School. Sitting in a Sunday evening service, I was convicted that a choice I had made, that would have further propelled my musical career, was not God's plan for me. He made it clear that I was to further prepare for the ministry. That choice changed the trajectory of my life! I traveled from Seattle to Springfield, Missouri where I spent four years studying and preparing for church ministry at Central Bible College. Upon graduation in May 1969, 1 accepted my first Pastoral position in Santa Rosa, CA. On August 23rd of that year, we were married. In 1981, Brent became a part of our life and now we have a daughter-in-law and a Grandson!