Jack was born and raised in New Jersey, moving to R.I. to attend Seminary where he met his wife Dee. They were married one week after graduation and will celebrate their 40th Anniversary this year. They have been blessed with six beautiful children, four daughters and two sons. Dee home schooled each of them and all are either attending college, have graduated college, and/or gone on to advanced degrees. They have one grandson and are looking forward to having a few more in the years ahead.
Jack Martin spent 22 years as a Senior Pastor at Praise Assembly of God in Hudson, Florida. During that time he founded the Chaplaincy for both Spring Hill Fire Rescue and Hernando County Fire Rescue, serving there 17 years at the same time as pastoring the church. This also led to being part of the State of Florida ESF-8 Emergency Response mental health team.
During that same period Jack also served as chaplain for both the Nature Coast 912 group, the FDNY 343 retired firefighters group, and the Hernando County Community Patriots, and still continues in that capacity. He also served for several years on the board of Directors for Faith Tampa Bay.
In 2016 Jack was a candidate for the Congressional seat in District 11, only pulling out when he realized he would pull a fair amount of votes from the conservative and possibly enable the moderate to win.