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Thomas Howard Martin, American pastor. License to Preach, 1975; ordained to Minister, 1977. Named Outstanding Young Men American, 1981, 86, 88.


Martin, Thomas Howard was born on August 22, 1952 in Clovis, New Mexico, United States. Son of Howard Venson and Gertrude Ernestine (Winkler).


Bachelor of Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, 1974. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1978. Doctor of Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986.


Pastor, Hilltop Baptist Church, Fort Worth, 1976-1977;pastor, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Irving, Texas, 1977-1980;pastor, Buckner Terrace Baptist Church, Dallas, 1980-1983;vice president DBC Foundation, Dallas Baptist College, 1983-1984;stewardship consultant, Resource Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Dallas, 1984-1985;minister with single adults, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, 1985-1987;vice president advancement, Howard Payne U., Brownwood, Texas, 1987-1988;director client relations, Community Svc. Bureau, Inc., Dallas, 1988-1989;pastor, Sandia Baptist Church, Clovis, New Mexico, 1989-1993;pastor, First Baptist Church, Hobbs, New Mexico, since 1993. Member Executive Board The Baptist Convention New Mexico, 1990-1994, vice-chairman exec.bd., 1991-1992, chairman of the executive board, 1992-1993, 93-94, president, 1994-1995, 95-96.


  • License to Preach, 1975. Ordained to Minister, 1977.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


The two greatest commandments are to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.".


Christians should engage the culture through discipleship within the churches and through participation in the democratic public policy and political process in order to help fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible and expressed in the Baptist Faith to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.


Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading.


Children: Tara Catherine, Aubrey Lynn, Andrew Thomas, Benjamin Luke. Married Kathryn Ann Brinson, May 19, 1984.

Howard Venson Martin

Gertrude Ernestine (Winkler) Martin

Kathryn Ann Brinson

Tara Catherine Martin

Aubrey Lynn Martin

Andrew Thomas Martin

Benjamin Luke Martin