Deacon Kent and his wife, Kathy

Pastor Manny was led to the Lord by his wife, Irene on June 29, 1979. Praise God!

A career member of the Phoenix Fire Department, Manny retired in 1996 and has served as an associate pastor, elder, pastoral counseling, bible study teacher and now serves as Senior Pastor at Jesus Centered Fellowship.  Rather than retire to a life of leisure, he chose to serve his Lord in ministry.  The Lord has blessed his sacrifice and made them golden years indeed.

Other than the Bible, books that have blessed Pastor Manny include, "Disciplines Of a Godly Man" by R. Kent Hughes and "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges.

Manny's favorite passage from Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11-14; " 'For I know the plans that I have for you,  'declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you.' declares the Lord."

Perhaps the best way to describe Pastor Manny is to do so in his own words, "Jesus is the focus of my life.  I am so in love with Him, I can hardly wait to wake up in the morning to greet Him and read His Word."  Pastor Manny Martinez, a man after God's heart.

Senior Pastor Manny martinez and his wife, Irene.

Senior Pastor Manny Martinez and his wife Irene.


Elder Al Bartlett and his wife, Emily