Angel Martinez Named New Caribbean Regional Chair

Thursday, 20 December 2012 18:15
Angel and Luz Martinez 2012"if it is leadership, let him govern diligently..." Ro 12:8

The Caribbean churches were dealt a hefty blow when Damian JeanBaptiste passed away this November. Damian had provided years of dedicated service to the region. Even in a time of mourning, it was acknowledged that the role of leading the Caribbean must be filled by competent and experienced leadership. We believe God has raised up Angel Martinez for a time such as this. Angel has been acknowledged among his peers as an outstanding Evangelist, and has been officially asked to lead the Caribbean Region.

"The Caribbean churches are deeply grateful for the leadership we have enjoyed through Damian and Karlene JeanBaptiste. They are true heroes in the faith. We look forward to God using the Caribbean disciples to do even greater things throughout the Caribbean in the future," says Angel.

 

Angel became a Christian in 1988 in the Manhattan campus ministry. He left NYC to serve as a missionary in 1994. In that year he led the church planting to the Dominican Republic with 18 disciples. Today, there are now 4 churches and over 700 disciples! He also led the church in Puerto Rico from 2000-2003. He has been married to his beautiful wife Luz for 16 years.

 

While incredibly beautiful and picturesque, the Caribbean is a diverse, and particularly challenging part of the world to evangelize.

With over 40 million people across 13 sovereign states and 17 dependent territories speaking 4 major languages (Spanish, English, French, & Dutch) - there is a tremendous amount of work to be done.

The work to bring the gospel to these 40+ million souls is challenged by most disciples earning much lower incomes but experiencing a generally higher cost of living.


"In the Caribbean, many goods are imported by boat which drives up the price. Traveling between islands is also very expensive and limits face-to-face fellowship and training opportunities. Thank God for Skype!", says Angel.

Nevertheless, God has blessed the sacrifice of the brothers & sisters as there are now 33 churches in 13 nations and a total of over 2,900 disciples in the Caribbean Region!


Our 2020 Vision to "Reach Every Beach" will require much sacrifice, but we believe God will be glorified and many souls will be saved in the end.

 

Click here to view our 2020 Vision "Reach Every Beach" video

 

 

 

 

Please pray for God to continue to bless the work in the Caribbean and feel free to contact a member of the leadership team if you would like to help!


The Caribbean Leadership Team


- Angel Martinez, Lead Evangelist, Dominican Republic


- Greg Baugh, Lead Evangelist, Jamaica


- Will Archer, Lead Evangelist, Bahamas


- Tony Millet, Lead Evangelist, Trinidad & Tobago

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