Steven R. Martins

Sevilla Chapel, Ontario

Lead Church Planter
St. Catherines Ontario
Sevilla Chapel
November 5

About My Family

Steven R. Martins is the founding pastor of Sevilla Chapel and founding director of the Cántaro Institute in St. Catharines, Ontario. A second-generation Canadian, Steven is of Ibero-American parentage and has worked in the fields of missional apologetics and church leadership for eight years. He is the author of several books and has also contributed articles to The Gospel Coalition in Spanish and the Siglo XXI journal of the reformed publishing house, Editorial CLIR.

Steven holds a Master’s degree summa cum laude in Theological Studies with a focus on Christian apologetics from Veritas International University (Santa Ana, CA., USA) and a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from York University (Toronto, ON., Canada). Steven is married to Cindy and they live in Jordan Station, Ontario, with their children Matthias and Timothy.

About My Church Plant

Sevilla Chapel is a multi-ethnic bilingual church plant in the region of Niagara that exists to glorify God through worship, biblical evangelism and discipleship.

As an evangelical community, we are passionate about the proclamation of a gospel for all aspects of life, the growth of the church, and the faithful witness through relational and cultural engagement.

With 133,000 residents in St. Catharines and well over 14,000 Latinos in the region of Niagara, according to StatsCan, Sevilla Chapel seeks to be a welcoming multi-ethnic community where the truth and love of Christ is expressed.

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Steven R. Martins

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Pray the hearts and minds of the residents of St. Catharines will be receptive to the gospel. Pray they would be broken by their sin. Pray the Lord will awaken them to seek Him. Pray they will desire freedom from their sin. Pray for our conversations and for us to represent Christ well. Pray for my marriage and for unity in our home and with God and for protection from the enemy.


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