About Rob Martinez

Rob became a Christian at the age of 17, largely due to the Y2K scare of 1999. Fearing that the world was going to end, he made his way to a local Bible church in Fonda, NY. For the first time in his life, a pastor showed him in the Bible why he needed to be saved. He trusted Christ alone for salvation on December 19, 1999.

In 2004 he met his future wife Mishael while attending Bible College. He completed both his Undergrad and Masters degree at Liberty University. He also completed his M.Div. in Biblical Studies at Liberty University’s Online Seminary. Rob and Mishael have four awesome children together, and he has served in various aspects of full-time ministry since 2007. In 2016 he surrendered to the call to plant a church in Albany, NY. He is the founding and lead pastor at City Rise Baptist Church, located in Albany, NY. 

He serves as:

  • Lead Pastor – City Rise Baptist Church in Albany, NY
  • Chaplain – Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY

Robert Martinez

Pastor & Author