3 episodes

Witness how one man’s simple yes impacted thousands and birthed a ministry still changing the world 75 years later.

Today, we live in a world that  is asking, “Can God?” Do we believe miracles and promises from God are for another age? Hebrews tells us plainly that God is the same today as he was yesterday. The story of Mike Martin and Vivian is the story of miracles, of prayers answers, of mountains moved. It is the story that could have only been realized By Faith and nothing else. It is the testament that God is at work today and that the miraculous can happen each and every day if we are willing to see it. Witness how one man’s simple yes impacted thousands and birthed a ministry still changing the world 75 years later.

By Faith - The Story of CRISTA Ministries Purposely

    • Society & Culture

Witness how one man’s simple yes impacted thousands and birthed a ministry still changing the world 75 years later.

Today, we live in a world that  is asking, “Can God?” Do we believe miracles and promises from God are for another age? Hebrews tells us plainly that God is the same today as he was yesterday. The story of Mike Martin and Vivian is the story of miracles, of prayers answers, of mountains moved. It is the story that could have only been realized By Faith and nothing else. It is the testament that God is at work today and that the miraculous can happen each and every day if we are willing to see it. Witness how one man’s simple yes impacted thousands and birthed a ministry still changing the world 75 years later.

    The Calling of Mike Martin

    The Calling of Mike Martin

    This first episode recounts where it all began: with Mike’s call into full-time ministry. A successful oil executive, Mike, along with his wife Vivian, were living what many would call an American Dream. They had successful careers, a full social calendar, and went to church enough to feel good about themselves. What more could a young couple want? That all changed one day when a wild night of drinking and dancing led to Mike’s near-death encounter with a bottle of bad moonshine. After having an out-of-body experience that he would later attribute to a divine encounter with God Himself, Mike turned his life around and chose to follow God with more than sporadic Sunday morning church attendance. Weeks later, Mike audibly heard from God not once, but twice—the first time calling Mike into full-time ministry and the second telling him to witness to the many unsaved in his own community. 

    “The Calling of Mike Martin” will walk listeners through Mike’s early years of ministry—floundering and then thriving as he takes increasingly larger steps of faith to discover the divine call God has for him and his family. 

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3RTfKWx

    • 32 min
    The Beginning of King’s Teens

    The Beginning of King’s Teens

    What began as their daughter’s friend needing a safe place to live for a few weeks turned into a ministry that has transformed thousands (and counting!) of lives for Christ. BY FAITH’s second episode will tell the story of CRISTA’s beginnings as King’s Teens, a ministry for wayward teenagers, that the Martins started after taking in their daughter Joyce’s friend, Joanne, and seeing how living in the stable home centered on the Gospel forever changed her. Through the hand of God, King’s Teens soon transformed into a series of summer camps and weekly meetings, during which hundreds of area teens came to know and serve Jesus. Mike and Vivian’s own kids were saved at King’s Teens meetings, along with the parents of many other teenagers through the ministry’s annual Valentine’s Day dinners.

    Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3xyM4Hg

    • 23 min
    By Faith: The Story of Mike Martin (founder of CRISTA Ministries) - Starts July 2024

    By Faith: The Story of Mike Martin (founder of CRISTA Ministries) - Starts July 2024

    Today, we live in a world that  is asking, “Can God?” Do we believe miracles and promises from God are for another age? Hebrews tells us plainly that God is the same today as he was yesterday. The story of Mike Martin and Vivian is the story of miracles, of prayers answers, of mountains moved. It is the story that could have only been realized By Faith and nothing else. It is the testament that God is at work today and that the miraculous can happen each and every day if we are willing to see it. Witness how one man’s simple yes impacted thousands and birthed a ministry still changing the world 75 years later.

    By Faith starts this July! Subscribe and follow wherever you get your podcasts so you will find out when the first episode launches. Find out more about CRISTA Ministries by visiting crista.org

    • 2 min

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