Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Lecture: The Unfamiliar Passions of God
Slavery is in no way a thing of the past. Even today, injustice persists all around the world. In the exciting lecture given by Larry Martin, Church Mobilization Director of the International Justice Mission, he informed us of the growing awareness of global and local human trafficking issues. In light of this awareness, he provided avenues for getting involved in the work of fighting injustice.
If justice is at the very heart of God, how can we allow it to stay at the margin of our mission? Through Martin's presentation, we learned about the work of International Justice Mission and how we can become a part of God's plan to combat modern day slavery, sex trafficking, and other forms of violent oppression.
Larry Martin serves International Justice Mission as a Church Mobilization Director. Rev. Martin received his B.S. from Fresno State University, an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity from American Baptist Seminary of the West. Rev. Martin is an ordained Baptist minister.
Before coming to IJM, Rev. Martin served 16 years on the staff of Young Life in Northern California and Colorado, eight years as a Baptist pastor and four years as a denominational executive.
Rev. Martin joined IJM in October of 2001. Prior to moving to his current position in 2011, he served IJM as the Senior Vice President of Education. He has traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America to see firsthand the work of IJM as well as provide on-the-ground training for leaders in local church communities.
He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Nan.