Rev. Ryan Martin


Ryan Martin joined our leadership team in the summer of 2020.  Previously, he had served four other churches; twice as an associate pastor, and twice as senior pastor.  Ryan is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, with degrees from Troy University (B.S. in Business Administration) and Emory University (Master in Divinity).  He had additional training in several areas of pastoral care, including PTSD and suicide intervention; study programs in Tijuana, Baja California and Washington, D.C.; and mentoring and coaching training for local pastors and churches.  His prior community service involves both fire/rescue and law enforcement chaplaincies, as well as certifications as a firefighter and instructor in the state of Alabama.  

Ryan's home church is First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka, Florida, where he grew up, was baptized, and answered the call to ministry.  He enjoys reading, community service, and traveling to learn about history.