Hi, I’m Daniel Martinez.

Portsmouth, VA

Phone Number

(757) 478-3669


[email protected]


Greenbriar Baptist
Student & Young Adult Pastor


Some College

Church Affiliation


Years In Ministry

8 years




Teacher/preacher, Musician

Tools & Software

Church Community Builder, Microsoft Office Suite, Planning Center Online


Wife: Lael - Married 2 years

Top 3 Strengths




Student Pastor Questionnaire Responses
Personal Info
Please share briefly how you became a Christian.
I met the lord at VBS when i was 11. I heard the voice of God calling me to heaven. I knew this was the best decision for my own life to become the man i am today.
How would you describe yourself?
  • Fun
  • Serious
  • Motivational
  • Flexible
  • Inspirational
  • Loving
  • Organized
Personality Type
8 Enneagram
Tell me about some people (i.e. authors, mentors, and ministry leaders) that have had a big impact on you.
I have had some amazing people come alongside me. I have a mentor i know since my early college years who has been like a father to me. Theres been such a voice of encouragement, wisdom and grace to become a better man in Christ. I m glad to call this man my friend, Timothy is a true blessing.

I appreciate the teachers of todays world. Like Dr tony evans, Louie Gigglio, Judah Smth. All men that have had such a powerful impact on my life. Spiritually, from a leadership stand point, even as a man of God. These men have inspired faith, humility, love for God, and peace in the soul.

How do you plan to engage and inform parents or guardians about your ministry objectives and progress?
I make time to meet with families, share vision, listen to ideas, and figure out processes to better engage.
Tell me about a time when you developed a new team of volunteers into a strong working group. What did you do?
I did my best to give us the opportunity to be around each other, share vision together and work together.
How would you alleviate the confusion when you are communicating with volunteers and it becomes apparent that they don’t understand what you’re saying or vice versa?
I would take time to better explain details and give time for questions.
Spiritual Growth
Once you lead a student/child to Christ, how do you communicate their decision to their parents? Once a child accepts Christ as their Savior, how do you begin discipling them?
I setup a time to speak to the parent to clearly communicate the decision and steps moving forward for young christians.
As the spiritual leader of your ministry, how are you going to help volunteers grow in their faith?
Constant time in prayer and in the word of God has proven itself very effective.
Ministry Growth
What is your philosophy of ministry?
A platform of showing Jesus to the best of your own hearts understanding. Love in action.
What was the most creative idea you introduced in your last ministry role? What steps did you take to implement that idea with leadership, volunteers, and families if applicable?
A vision board really helped a ton. Helping us understand the important of goal setting plus careful planning and strategy.
How would you evaluate systems and structures to see if there could be improvement?
I would see how they are actually helping accomplish goals and how they could better improve the current process.
Give an example of a successful outreach program or event that you put together.
I started a non profit called Youth on the Rise. We have run several afterschool programs in different cities on the east coast. Teaching and mentoring at risk kids who need a safe place to be.
How would you deal with a teenager in trouble?
Playfully engage the teen. I would asses the situation. Talk to the parents if necessary and seek professional guidance.
What goals have you set in the past for your ministry area. Did you accomplish them and if so, how did you accomplish them?
Goals i set were usually around attendance and a growing community in the knowledge of Gods love.
Is there a process that you go through when choosing a platform for screening volunteers, curriculum choices?
I do appreciate all resources from Life church .
What have you done in the past to ensure your church has a safe environment, including emergency procedures.
I have done my best to always look out for safety. Leaders, volunteers have to know safety protocols. Should have an understand of what todo in case of an emergency. Go through trainings to understand whats best. .
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and student pastor?
I think there has to a sense of respect and honor. Its where 2 leaders can use they’re greatest skills and talents to become a powerful team for the greater cause of Christ.


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Favorite Bible Story

Moses and Red Sea

Favorite Scripture

Psalm 91:14-16