My name is Matthew J Martin. I live in Virginia Beach. I was born in Greencastle Indiana. I lived in Greencastle until I was the age of 4 and a half that is when Dad went in the ministry in 1985. I have lived in numerous parts of Indiana, I have lived in Southern Indiana, Central Indiana, and Northern Indiana. In 1988 my Mom went into the ministry. I graduated high school in 1999 from Lakeland High School in Lagrange Indiana. I have one brother Nathan and a sister Sarah.

I joined the Navy in 2002. I started out undesignated seaman on the USS Carl Vinson. At the time when I joined the Navy, the ship was stationed in Bremerton Washington. I ended up striking the RP (Chaplains Assistant Rate). In 2005 I did a 1 year tour in Iraq helping with detainee operations. In 2008 I got out of the Navy thinking the grass was greener on the other side. In 2010 I joined the Navy Reserves and ended up coming back on active duty in 2012. In 2013 I met my wife Tabatha Courtland who was attending Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. In 2015 I got out of the military.

Tabatha and I got married on October 17th 2015. In May of 2018 our daughter Mary was born. I am currently working for Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) processing back ground checks, ordering supplies for the various commands in the region and a wide variety of things. We have 2 nieces and 2 nephews. I like spending time with my family, fishing, playing Frisbee golf and being involved in church. I have 2 associate degrees, one in General Studies and one in Sociology. I completed the New Leader Course through Graduate School USA.

My favorite Scripture verse is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

May God bless you and your families.

Matt Martin