Martin Jones

Transformative Life Church ,

KLFIPA-Jones,Martin
Lead Church Planter
Transformative Life Church
November 13
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About My Family

After serving in WWII, my father became an oil field worker in West Texas. He stopped just long enough to go home to Mississippi, marry my mother, and bring her back to live in an Airstream trailer traveling from drilling site to drilling site. I was truly born a "Rambling Man."

When I was 3, my dad parked our trailer in Odessa, Texas, where we settled across from Northside Baptist Church. It was through the ministries of Northside that I first heard the gospel, responded in faith, was baptized, and later surrendered to serving in ministry.

After college graduation, I married my wife, Karen, started our first church, and began seminary. This started 40 years of ministry and 38 years of marriage, with some of my greatest accomplishments being three adult children and two beautiful grandchildren.

About My Church Plant

I have served in ministry for 40 years as a youth minister, church planter, pastor, chaplain, associational missionary and church planting catalyst. These ministries have taught me that productive churches are made up of believers who are motivated by the Great Commandments (love for God and others) and to fulfilling the Great Commission (making disciples for Jesus). This is my heart's desire as I engage the young professionals of downtown Cincinnati.

While these city-dwelling young people may know about Jesus and the church, most have never clearly heard the gospel, and about one-third of them would consider themselves to have no religious affiliation. God has called me to serve them and to build relationships with them that will hopefully open the door to gospel presentations, disciple-making relationships and church formation.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.

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Martin Jones

Ministry Fund ID KLFIPA-Jones,Martin
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the North American Mission Board respects the intent of givers while retaining discretion over the use of all gifts. Any gifts received above the specific need will be applied where the need is greatest.

Pray

Pray that God will continue to help us find ways to serve in our mission field and build relationships. Pray that these relationships will produce spiritual conversations that lead to sound gospel presentations. Pray that our gospel presentations will lead to disciple-making relationships and church formation. Pray that Karen and I, along with our extended family, will remain healthy in the midst of the pandemic. Pray that God will bring the right people beside us to help and assist in our God-given mission.

Participate

We are looking for participating partners who would be willing to live and work in downtown Cincinnati. They need to be willing to be trained to serve and to build relationships with city-dwellers in order to share the gospel with them, to disciple them and to organize them into missional communities.
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Fund ID: KLFIPA-Jones,Martin
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