David Martin

Graceway Church,
Lead Church Planter
Graceway Church
November 16
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About My Family

David and his wife,Theresa, are originally from Fort Myers, Fla. They have been married since 1981. They are blessed with two wonderful children, an incredible daughter-in-law and one awesome grandson. David and Theresa are proud graduates of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. David is currently pursuing additional education through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

About My Church Plant

David is the founding pastor of Graceway Church. It is his desire to keep the gospel central to the message and methodology of Graceway Church life and ministry. His heart for evangelism and disciple-making are clear in his biblical teaching as well as life practice.

David is also the founder and director of On Track Ministries. He has served as a motorsports chaplain for more than 20 years, ministering at local tracks, with regional series, national touring series, as well as fan outreach at NASCAR and IndyCar events. He has been privileged to help train numerous ministry teams that serve the motorsports community across the country.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


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Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.