About Pastor

About the Pastor
James Michael Martin, Sr., was born to the late Janie Lee (Martin) Thomas, on November 15, 1954. Since relocating with his family, from his native Warren, Arkansas, he has been an Akron resident.
He obtained his education through the Akron Public School System and is an alumnus of South High School ("Home of the Big Blue''), class of 1974.

Continuing his education, he attended the University of Akron, Berean Bible College, and still attends conferences, seminars and Pastoral classes.

Pastor Martin has been wed to his intermediate school sweet heart Sharon Elaine (Mapp) for 41 years. They have three children to this union, J. Michael (Tara Costa) Martin, Jr., Qiana Martin, and LaSharra (Minister Leland) Johnson, and their nine grandchildren. "Michael'' also has two sisters and three brothers.

As an active evangelist and Minister of Music for 38 years, Pastor Martin has served the Summit County area, and sojourned throughout the country, delivering messages through the spoken Word of God, and in song both vocally and instrumentally, to encourage, empower and impart the "good news".

He has been a mentor and an integral part of the "ground work'' for religious assemblies' initial organizing of their places of worship, and counsel for Elders who are becoming Pastors.

Pastor Martin has facilitated workshops, given vocal and instrumental music lessons, established music ministry departments, and recorded with various church groups and choirs.

Pastor and Lady Martin have stood side by side in ministry since 1993, traveling around the country preaching, teaching, singing and glorifying God. In August 1994 after fervent fasting and praying and with wise counsel, the evangelizing musician acknowledged his call to Pastor.
From the days of worship in the living room of 609 Sunset View Drive, God has blessed the ministry to acquire the present sanctuary and building of 379 East South Street in Akron, Ohio Christ Is The Answer Ministries Main Campus. Just recently we acquire 421-419 West Thornton Street in Akron, Ohio (Christ Is The Answer Ministries West Campus Outreach Center). There is also several parcels of land to "grow again'', minister through radio and web broadcasting, and to excel in many other ventures.  And on March 22nd of 2017, Pastor J. Michael Martin Sr. has been elevated and consecrated to the position of Overseer by our Prelate and covering, Bishop Joey Johnson of the Beth El Fellowship of Visoinary Churches.

Elder James Michael Martin, Sr., Overseer/Shepherd/Pastor of Christ is the Answer Ministries in Akron, Ohio, will ALWAYS remind you of two things...
(Joshua 1:9) "Be Strong and Courageous'',  and "Know that THIS Pastor loves you to life!''
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