A Short Biography Of OneGod1/Rev. Elder Marty Wright
>Greetings, saints, in the name of our One True God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!
My name is Martin Wright (better known as "Marty"). I am 48 years old, and have been baptized in the Holy Ghost since December 26, 1976 (I can actually show you the spot at the altar where it happened! At about 9:40pm.). That was a Pentecostal Church of God. I guess you could say that we were the "last generation" of trinitarian Pentecostals that were schooled in the old ways of personal holiness. Our mode of attire and conduct would put many of today's Apostolics to shame!
It was there (Faith Tabernacle PCOG) that the Lord called me to pastor (March, 1977), and several of the "bigwigs" in the PCOG confirmed this. However, I knew something was missing from my life. I somehow had a sneaking suspicion there was still more to experience in the Lord, but I had no idea what it was.
One Saturday evening, while driving a buddy home from a young people's prayer meeting, the Lord pointed out a church building to me and said, "That's the church where you'll find what you're looking for." The next day was Sunday and I attended Sunday School and Morning Worship at the PCOG...but on Sunday night, I attend worship at the building the Lord had pointed out to me.
The church was South Flint Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, and the pastor, Bishop Nathaniel Wilson, preached on water baptism. If I was the Christian that I claimed I was, I would present myself as a candidate for immersion in the name of Jesus Christ, since the Scriptural record and early Church history shows that everyone that came to Jesus in sincere repentance was water baptized in Jesus' name.
A short time later in private prayer, like a flash, the revelation of the Mighty God in Christ hit me! Like a ton of bricks! Praise God! The witness of the Holy Ghost was so absolute that I accepted it without question! What I had been looking for had been found!!
As far as Apostolic organizations are concerned, I guess one could say I've been around the block a few times, and I've witnessed behaviors out of Pastors, 'pretty-boy' evangelists, and Ministers that would make sinners blush in embarrassment. Church organizations have never saved anyone! Only Jesus Christ does the saving! If one obeys His word and does what it says, he is saved...regardless.
Currently, I am Senior Bishop of a church called Christian Life Center in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.
I am General Overseer of an organization known as the Christian Pentecostal Church International.
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Remember when we lived Revival? I try very hard not to be one of those "fogies" that are lost somewhere in the "good old days of Pentecost". I do thank the Lord for the strides that have been made in the Movement. Joel's prophecy (Joel 2) has turned out not to be an "Evangelist's trick" to get us shouting and running aisles, but a truth that is being fulfilled right before our very eyes! God's Spirit IS being poured out upon all Mankind, and the Lord IS adding to the church daily such as… Continue
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 1:10pm