Rev. Gene Martin
Gene Martin was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1939, into a family of 12. At the early age of 12 he found Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour at an old fashioned altar in the ‘Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’ in Altanta. At 15 he was filled with the Holy Spirit. Soon after joining the church Gene began singing with the junior choir. It was there he fell in love with Gospel singing and determined in his heart to make it his life’s ministry.
As the years passed, Gene began singing with Gospel groups around Atlanta, taking occasional trips out of town for conventions and other church meetings. In doing this, he was preparing himself for a greater ministry in the Lord’s service which he knew the Lord had for him.
In May of 1960 his dream came true, for that year Gene first sang under the A.A.Allen Revival ‘Big Top’ tent. Soon thereafter he left his home, family, friends and his job and began travelling full-time with the Allen Evangelistic party to sing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.