Mrs. Joy Martin

Mrs. Joy Rice Martin

Associate Professor of Speech, Bible, Women's Ministry

Office: 315 Lee Roberson Center
Office Phone: 423-493-4291



  • BA in English from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL with highest honor
  • MFA in Music and Speech, Bob Jones University Grad School
  • MMin in Bible, Temple Baptist Seminary
  • Counseling courses from Chattanooga Bible Institute Program, now Rosemont University
  • Course in online teaching from Illinois University
  • Working on PhD in Leadership, Tennessee Temple Graduate School
  • Certified in Premarital Counseling from Prepare/Enrich
  • Completed Teacher Training Classes with CEF in Missouri
  • Completed Personality Training Course from Walk Through the Bible
  • Private lessons in piano, voice, harmony at Wheaton Conservatory of Music
  • Private lessons in voice, organ, and speech, Bob Jones University

Academic Experiences

  • Grad Assistant teaching Freshman English at BJU
  • Teaching at TTU from 1970-1984 in English, Music, Women's Ministry
  • Teaching at TTU from 2004-present

Teaching Specializations

  • Speech Communication
  • Personal Bible Study
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Music Appreciation
  • English and American Literature
  • Biblical Perspective on Women
  • Women in Church History

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Editorial Assistant and Columnist for Children, Sword of the Lord
  • Pastor's Wife in Missouri, Colorado, and Chattanooga
  • Wrote and Directed 3 Christmas Productions at Churches
  • Directing Vacation Bible School Programs
  • Developed Women's Ministry Programs
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Team Teaching Couples SS classes with Dr. Martin
  • Organist, pianist, choir director at 4 churches
  • International Speaker at women's conferences, couples' retreats
  • A founder and former editor of Joyful Woman magazine
  • Director of Joyful Christian Ministries

Membership in Academic Organization

  • Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society
  • Former Member of Evangelical Press Association

Publications & Presentations

  • The Joyful Woman Leadership Manual, Joyful Christian Ministries
  • Making Your Marriage Magnificent
  • The Organized Joyful Woman Notebook
  • Articles in Joyful Woman Magazine
  • Sunday School Material for Accent Publications in Colorado
  • Soul Stirring Songs and Hymns, co-editor with John R. Rice
  • Women's Speaker at National IFCA Convention and Regional Meetings
  • Module teaching at Baptist Bible College in Melbourne, Australia
  • Article in Liberty Journal
  • Directed and Produced 9 albums of TTU Concert Choir
  • Directed TTU Choir in Singing Tour of 7 countries with Concerts Abroad
  • Speaking in Singapore and Malaysia for women's groups and children's meetings
  • Researched, wrote, and presented an original monodrama "On Wings of Song," based on the Life of Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, for MFA capstone project.

Special Recognitions

  • Third place at EPA for column, "How Not to Comfort the Grieving"
  • Honorable Mention at EPA "Most Improved Magazine"