About Rob Martinez

Rob became a Christian when he was 17 years old, largely due to the Y2K scare of 1999. Fearing that the world was going to end, Rob quit his job that he was working at illegally, moved out of his apartment, threw away all his drugs, quit smoking cigarettes, threw out his government-issued fake I.D. and made his way to a local Bible church in Fonda, NY (The Village Bible Church). For the first time in his life, a pastor showed him in the Bible why he needed to be saved. He bowed his head and gave his life to Christ on December 19, 1999 – two weeks before the world was going to end (so he thought). In all reality, on that day, new life had just begun because of Jesus.

In 2004 he met his future wife Mishael while attending Bible College. Being in full-time ministry he completed both his undergrad and masters degree online through Liberty University & Seminary. Rob and Mishael have four awesome children together! 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. His desire is to see God plant a vibrant Gospel-centered Church 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