Thomas Martin Jr.

Retired Minister

Thomas Martin Jr.

Bro. Thomas Martin obeyed the Lord in baptism at the age of nine.  He is blessed to have a mother, Odessa Martin, who encourages him in church growth and who isn’t afraid to give sound advice.  At age eleven Bro. and Sis. John Jeffrey became his mentors.   The Jeffery’s are indeed the second set of parents to him.  While growing up as a member of Uptown Church of Christ in San Francisco, God provided Bro. Martin with many learning experiences and a loving church family who encouraged him to grow in the Lord’s work.

Bro. Martin graduated from Southwestern Christian College.  He transferred to Columbia Christian College in Portland, Oregon.  It is there that he met his wife, the former Sharon Mosley.   Bro. Martin says that Sis. Martin has stood faithfully by his side for more than 40 years. 

After graduating from Columbia Christian College, Bro. Martin choose a career in the United States Army.  The Lord put him to work wherever he was stationed.  Some of the places he has served the Lord are Texas, Kansas, Maryland, Korea, Hawaii, the Persian Gulf, and Washington.  While in the Military he has worked with local congregations serving as a Bible School Teacher, a Youth Minister, a Deacon, an Elder, an Associate Minister, and just a Brother in Christ who strives to be there for others.

Bro. and Sis. Martin are blessed with four adult children, Tasha (Locust) Lister of Baltimore, MD. She is married to Rodney Lister who serves as an Assistant Minister at the Annapolis Church of Christ in MD. Isaiah Martin of Spanaway, WA, Shalonda Martin, of Los Angles, CA, and Carenda (Martin) Woolridge who is married to Fred Woolridge.  Fred and Carenda Woolridge reside in Oklahoma City, OK with their son Marquell and daughter Sahaya. Fred serves the Estes Park Church of Christ as a Deacon.

Bro. and Sis. Martin are proud to serve the Lord with the Madison Park Church of Christ.  They request your prayers and support for the Lord’s work here and throughout the Northwest as they embark on this new chapter of their lives as retirees still working in the Lord's church while they travel and enjoy family.