Joyce MartinAdministration & Communication Director
Joyce grew up in London, Ontario, in a family committed to Christ and to serving in the local church. She remembers being the ones who unlocked the door on Sunday mornings and locked it up again in the afternoon.
Joyce and her husband, Dave, have four children who are now older teens and young adults. It was during Vacation Bible School when, as a child, Joyce made a decision to become a follower of Christ. She was baptized at age 10 at Central Baptist Church in London.
Jeremiah chapter one is a favourite passage. Jeremiah doubts that he will be able to accomplish what the Lord has set before him. But God says to Jeremiah, “”Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD.” Joyce comments that, “Just like Jeremiah, God has equipped and gifted me for the task he has for me to do. I can’t make excuses and shrink back from it. I serve Almighty God and in his strength where he sends me, I’ll go and whatever he commands me, I’ll do.”