Dr. Roger Martin

Dr. Roger Martin

Professor of New Testament, Theology Church History
Theology, New Testament, Church History

Office: 306 Birkhead Building
Office Phone: 423-493-4269
Email: martinr@tntemple.edu



  • Ph.D. Bob Jones University Graduate School, Greenville,
    SC (1975)
    Major: Theology
  • M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School (1960)
    Major: New Testament
  • B.A. ,Wheaton College (1958)
    Major: History
  • Additional studies, Covenant College (audit);Temple Baptist Seminary, postgraduate studies; (Additional undergraduate studies at Oklahoma Baptist University and Baptist Bible Seminary, Trained and certified in PREPARE/ENRICH program of Life Innovations, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 2000. (marriage counseling)

Academic Experiences

  • 1975-2008, 2011, Temple Baptist Seminary
    And Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga, TN,
    Pastoral Theology 1969-1975,
    Tennessee Temple University (New Testament, Theology, Church History)1960-1962, Graduate Assistant, Bob Jones University (History of Civilization)

Teaching Specializations

  • New Testament Book Studies (English Bible)
  • Life and ministry of Christ
  • New Testament Introduction
  • New Testament Theology
  • Apologetics
  • Bible Doctrines
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Church Administration
  • Evangelism
  • Homiletics
  • Leadership
  • Missions in the Local Church
  • Social Issues
  • Church History
  • Ethics

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Pastoral Experience:
    • 1972-1985, Senior Pastor Grace Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN
    • 1969-1970, Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville, AL
    • 1967-1969, Calvary Baptist Church, Durango, CO
    • 1962-1967, Faith Baptist Church, Sedalia, MO
    • 1959-1960, Bible Baptist Church, Paducah, KY
    • 1957-1958, Assistant Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Wheaton, IL
    • 1954-1955, Byars Baptist Church, Byars, OK (Student Pastorate)
  • Administration:
    • 1985-1993 Dean and Vice President, Temple Baptist Seminary 1995-2007, Chairman,
    • Department of Pastoral Theology
    • 2003-2008 Director of Student Development, TBS
    • Other Experience: 1996-2006 President, Joyful Christian Ministries
    • 1990-1996 Vice-President, JCMI
    • 1985-Present, Itinerant preaching ministry, Bible Conferences, College Chapels, Family Life Seminars, Marriage Retreats in US, Australia, Singapore
    • 1975-Present, Marriage and Premarital Counseling
    • 1972-1999, Co-leader of European Study Tours, Holy Land Tours (conducted more than 12)
    • 1985-Present--Intermittently teaching Sunday school adult classes, Highland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN
    • Profession Org.: Member, Evangelical Theological Society (National)
    • Served several terms on Membership Committee for ETS Southeastern Division ETS, President, 1988 Vice President, 1987

Publications & Presentations

  • "The Theology of R.A. Torrey," unpublished doctoral thesis. (BJU Graduate School)
  • "The Nature and Significance of the New Testament Teaching Concerning the Baptism in the Holy Spirit" (unpublished Master's thesis, Wheaton Graduate School)
  • Apostle of Certainty: A Biography of R.A. Torrey, Murfreesboro, TN: Sword of the Lord, 1976.
  • Rice Reference Bible, Contributing Editor, Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.
  • Crossword Puzzles from the New Testament
  • Crossword Puzzles from the Old Testament
  • Crossword Puzzles from the Books of Acts
  • Coauthor with Joy Martin, Sword of the Lord Publishers)


  • Married to Joy Rice Martin for 26 years, Father of 3 sons currently in ministry, 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren


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