Our pastor is Brother David Martin. He is married to Linda and has two daughters – Jennifer, the church’s pianist, married to Josh Straussberger, and Jessica, a nurse.
Brother Martin has been serving in his current pastorate since 1993.
Before coming to Solid Rock Baptist he served as an independent Baptist pastor in Mary Esther, Florida, and Millington, Tennessee. He has served as an interim pastor and has filled various pulpits as a guest speaker over the years.
Brother David is a native of East Tennessee. He graduated from High School in Hanford, California, in 1976, where he was saved while in his senior year. He spent one tour in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed overseas at Lajes Field Air Base in the Azores, Portugal, he attended Bethany Baptist Church, where he answered the call to preach.
Brother Martin separated from the Air Force at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in 1981. From there he moved to Pensacola and attended Pensacola Bible Institute where he earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1984. He was ordained to the gospel ministry on January 1, 1986. In 2008 he earned his Master of Biblical Studies degree from Gulf Coast Baptist Institute and Seminary.
Solid Rock Baptist Church - Serving the Lord in the Memphis/Mid-South area