Christian Martin was born in Argentina, raised in the mission field and called to ministry at the age of 16. He began pastoral ministry as a youth pastor in Battle Creek, Michigan after graduating from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee in 1999. He earned his Masters of Divinity in 2003. His hobbies include international travel, outdoor adventures and long-distance running. Christian also served as pastor in Oregon and Colorado before serving as Senior Pastor of the Living Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haymarket, Virginia where he has been serving since May of 2019.