Pastor Marty came to BCC in November of 2008 after spending nineteen years successfully shepherding a church plant in Northern California. Prior to this, he enjoyed a fruitful ministry for three years as a Christian Education & Youth Pastor at a church in the beautiful … and hot … desert south of Tucson, Arizona.
Since his early teens, Pastor Marty prepared to be a teacher of the Word of God. Majoring in Religion at Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in Old Testament (1980), and then securing a Theology Masters Degree in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary (1985), he then sought to finish his education with a Th.D. in Semitics from DTS. God had other plans, however, and through a series of life-changing events, He led him into becoming a pastor/teacher in a local church setting. His goal now? To teach people the ultimate value of knowing, walking, and introducing others to Jesus Christ.
Pastor Marty and his wife, Liz, met in 1979 after his parents moved into a new home next to Liz’s parents in San Diego, CA. After leading Liz to a faith relationship with Jesus that summer, they dated and were married in May of 1980. Imagine that … marrying the girl next door. How convenient, especially during the gas crisis. Who says guys don’t plan ahead? They have two grown children they are quite proud of: Nathan (b. 1983) and Amanda (b. 1986). Nathan graduated at the top of his class in college, getting an A.A. in web page design. He now develops and manages several sites, plus he likes his part-time job with the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Amanda finished dental hygiene school in San Francisco in the summer of 2009. In May of 2010 she married Greg Triplett. Greg has served as the Program Director for Campus Crusade for Christ at UCLA and USC. He now enjoys his new leadership role founding a Cru Club on the campus of Sacramento State University, all while he attends Western Evangelical Seminary. Amanda serves alongside him, and she also enjoys her work in the dental field.