Youth & College Student Ministries

SC NYI (Nazarene Youth International) exists to help equip workers and parents with the tools & resources needed to lead this generation into a dynamic life in Christ!


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District NYI President

Martin grew up in DuBois, PA & attended the Emanuel Church of the Nazarene. He graduated High School in 1994 followed by active service in the Army (Field Artillery) for 4 years. He attended Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (Major Youth Ministry/ Minor in Art) while in the Army National Guard. In 2003, he finished school January, married his wife Heather in February, started full-time youth ministry in April at Waynesburg, PA, and then started the deployment process to Iraq at the end of December. He returned back to Waynesburg in February 2005. Did youth ministry in Avon, IN from 2007-2009. Was ordained in 2009 as a Deacon on the IN District. Returned to Waynesburg, PA as a Youth Pastor from 2009-2015. His family moved to Greenville, SC in the fall of 2015 as the youth pastor then moved to Sumter, SC in the fall of 2018 as the family pastor. He was ordained again in 2018 as an Elder. Martin and Heather have 3 kids: Kaden 15, Elisha (Eli) 12, & Jillian 9.