Chris Martin serves as Executive Director/Treasurer of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, a network of over 150 churches, missions, and church plants throughout Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia.
Born in Louisiana, Chris was raised in the heritage and understanding of Southern Baptist life and believes in the incredible work of Southern Baptists together through the Cooperative Program. Chris has served as pastor in Louisiana, Florida, and Hawaii.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana/Monroe, his Master of Divinity degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, his Ph.D. in World Christian Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Executive Leadership from Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California.
Chris has been married to his wonderful wife, Wendy since 1991. Being extremely proud of his children, he has two; Taylor (and husband, Paul) and Zachary (and wife, Paige), with two beautiful granddaughters, Meleana and Hazel, and two grandsons, Elone and Christopher.
Chris enjoys being with his wife and family, as well as resourcing, encouraging, and working with churches – his hobbies are golf, fishing, surfing, and most outdoor sports – and loves football season!