About Me

Jason Martin
Christ Follower
Husband
Daddy
Children’s Pastor
Servant-Leader
Recruiter
Trainer

Doing what I do and loving it.

My name is Jason Martin. I am 37 years old and live in Apple Valley, MN. I have been a children’s pastor since 1997 but have been involved in children’s ministry for over 20 years. I am the oldest of 9 children and taught my first VBS class when I was 12. I serve as Children’s Pastor at the Apple Valley Campus of River Valley Church, a life-giving, multi-site, mega-church with 5 campuses in the Twin Cities area. I am available to speak at your summer camps, conferences, retreats, worker trainings and more.

I am married to a wonderful woman named Rachel. We truly have the model marriage. I know that sounds cliche, but it is true. We have three beautiful daughters Kathryn (13), Lauren (8), and Trinity (5). We also have a little Chihuahua named Katy.

I love sports, cycling, video games, camping, and reading.

Born: September 1, 1976 St. Louis, MO

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Pizza (I like Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, German, Southern, American, I like to eat…)

Favorite Animal: Lion

Favorite Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, San Antonio Spurs,

Favorite Movies: Horton Hears A Who, Kung Fu Panda, anything with superheroes in it

Favorite Books: Anything by Jim Wideman, The Bible, Love the Way to Victory, UnChristian, Connect with Your Kids, Think Orange, Children and the Holy Spirit, Whose Child is This?

Places I’ve Lived In: Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Germany

Places I’ve Also Visited: Wisconsin, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Nevada, Kansas, Russia

Places I’d Like to Visit: Anywhere else not on the above list.

Brothers and Sisters: Five brothers and three sisters.

3 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Good morning, Jason!

    My name is Bryce Morgan, and I’m a pastor here in sunny Arizona. I am also the creator of a new gospel-centered resource called “Rescue Me! What Superheroes Can Teach Us about the Power of Faith”. Like so many families, my three kids (ages 10, 7, and 5) love characters like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman. From cartoons to books to movies, superheroes seem to be everywhere these days! But here’s how “Rescue Me!” is different. Using a hero named Captain Sun, my book takes classic hero themes and connects kids back to God’s word. But don’t take my word for it. Download a free preview copy of the book from my website and see for yourself (www.itscaptainsun.com/preview)(it’s 75% of the book!). I think your readers will love it!

    If you like what you see and would like to do a review, I’m happy to send you a copy of the book for yourself or for a giveaway (or can send one directly to winner).

    The book is available on Amazon.com, but you can get a better deal when you order direct from the publisher (CreateSpace (a division of Amazon.com). Contact me as well about deeper discounts for bulk orders! Just click on the “Buy” tab at http://www.itscaptainsun.com.

    I’m grateful for your help in spreading the word about this unique resource. Thanks!

    In His grace,

    Bryce

  2. Hi,

    I’m Alison from the Hillsong Kids web team! We’d like to let you know on behalf of Dave Wakerley, the kids pastor of Hillsong Church, about the worldwide release of our first Preschool DVD “Crazy Noise” on the 24th April.

    Crazy Noise is full of fun, vibrant music videos featuring our Hillsong kids team and also includes segments with at home crafts, Funny Man Dan and Beci Wakerley around the subject of let your light shine. It is a great resource for early childhood Church ministry teams and also for parents with young children.

    We’d love for you to get a taste of the DVD so here is a free video of “Favourite things” for you to enjoy! (seriously, enjoy… It’s one of my favourites!)

    Video: http://bit.ly/I4dWkn
    MP3: http://bit.ly/HUbqQ1

    There is one last thing that we thought you might be interested in. We are hosting a “Crazy Noises” competition for the release of the DVD. We want parents to film their children making crazy noises to the backing track of the title song “Crazy Noise” then upload it to our facebook page. Everyone who enters gets a free music video clip from the new DVD and our favourite 6 entries get a special prize.

    Here is the link to facebook with all instructions and a g’day from Dave and Funny Man Dan.

    http://www.facebook.com/hillsongkids/app_204169126292521

    If you are able to post this competition on your blog or even twitter you would hold a special place in Dave’s heart for eternity… it’s a pretty special place to hold… just saying…

    Also, check out a promo and “Free As A Bee” of the songs for the album on youtube!

    http://youtu.be/IobYx2EIEhM
    http://youtu.be/QUdoccCxMgw

    Blessings,
    Alison

  3. Hello!
    We love your We’ve come alive album. WE want to know where we can purchase the performance tracks and lyrics videos. Let me know. Thanks

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