Both Pastor Martin and Mahtab were born in Iran, and accepted Christ in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon Pastor Martin’s graduation from high school he immigrated to the holy land Israel where he attended Tel Aviv University Institute of Business Management. He started voluntary service in the army of Israel for three years and became an officer. He fought for the holy land in two wars: The Six Day War and Yom Kippur War. In December 1984, he immigrated from Israel to the United States of America. In February 2005 Jesus had directed him to Las Vegas at the age of 55. On October 31st, 2005, he was saved and started to serve the Lord in different outreach groups. Some of which consisted of feeding the homeless in Downtown, Las Vegas every Thursday. He was baptized by Bishop Jose S. Alas on November 5th , 2006. On the first day of August, 2008, Dr. Napoleon D. Rhodes, Prelate Bishop licensed Martin as a Pastor.
Pastor Martin currently leads as Pastor of Iranian Baptist Church and serves the Lord at Hope Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.