Profile - Bishop Owen Z. Martin
Owen Z. Martin was born on September 26th in the district of Savannah, Hayes, Clarendon to Charles Martin and Icille Martin. He is the 8th of 15 children. He began his formal education at Hayes All Age School and then on to Vere Technical High School. He surrendered his heart to the Lord at age 17 at the Hayes Church of God of Prophecy and has since been committed to being a servant. Following this dramatic conversion experience he began his ministry at age 21. He was appointed Lay Minister and Zone Evangelism Director for Clarendon South. In 1982 he served as Parish Evangelism Director for Clarendon South.
In 1983 he was appointed as National Evangelism Director for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. He then assumed the Pastoral Ministry at Gazeland & George's Valley churches in St. Elizabeth. There he met and married Paulalee Patricia Reid. The union produced Masters Jerome and Jamil Martin. In 1988 he became the Evangelism Director for the entire Caribbean Region where he traveled ministering and conducting revivals. In 1992 he pastored the church in Tortola located in the British Virgin Islands for 7 years. In 1999 Pastor Owen Z Martin and family relocated to the United States of America where he now pastors the Life Worship Center Church of God of Prophecy.
Pastor Owen Martin is a people person, a peacemaker, unselfish, a great preacher and teacher of the Word and a radical son of Jehovah. During his many years of ministry, he has done numerous studies in the different areas of ministry, including Biblical Interpretation and Family Counseling in Cleveland Tennessee and Theology, majoring in Christian Education at a New York based bible school.
He also attended the Haverim School of Discipleship in Ohio, where he studied Hebraic Renewal and the Holy Spirit, restoring Shalom to the Soul, to Relationships and to the Church. On August 23rd 2006 Pastor Owen Z. Martin was ordained a Bishop during our 94th General Assembly held at the Gaylord Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee.
Because of his outgoing personality, the Lord has granted him many favors and for the past seven years he has been the producer and host of the four-hour broadcast "By My Spirit" aired on Sundays 3am - 7am on Link-up Radio 93.5 fm within the tri-state areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Pastor Martin has a global vision and a mission to reach the unchurched in every area of the world. As the Lord opens each door, he continues to serve the Lord faithfully in ministering by preaching and teaching the Word with fervency and lots of fire.