Women's Department President's Bio

Lord I'm available to you, 'We are not our own, We are bought with a price", are words that Ida Martin, Founder and President of the Women for Christ Community Outreach, truly believes and lives.

As God gives visions to his children, it is their responsibility to follow through. To be used to show someone the way is a vision of Ida Martin's unfolding. Believing that there was a real necessity for women to come together and share, was a pressing urge in Ida's heart, which is a result of the Women for Christ Community Outreach, which consists of representation from various denominations. It would serve as an encouragement and a witnessing forum for women who did not know the Lord Jesus Christ in the pardon of their sins.

A few of the things involved in the ministry include annual retreats, visiting and taking gifts to the residents of the rest homes monthly and on holidays, Girls' Time Out fellowship, adopting rest homes, childrens' and senior, and the monthly meetings where the women come together and fellowship, are just a few of the ministries that she pursues. The Lord laid it upon her heart to have an Annual Holistic Ministry Day where we service over 500 people at our parent ministry site, Greater Victory Church of God in Christ.

Ida has always been actively involved in the work of her church, Greater Victory Church of God in Christ, where she has worshipped for the past 31 years. Demonstrating the training she received under the leadership of her mother, Evangelist Essie Herndon, Ida has served in various positions including: Sunday School Teacher, President of the Purity Class, Y.W.C.C., Usher Board President, District Youth Chairlady, as well as a worker in the Volunteer Mission and the choir.

She is currently the first lady of the Greater Victory Church of God in Christ where her husband of 34 years, Superintendent George A. Martin, is the pastor. They are the founders of the Couples for Christ, now in its 18th year. She is the Supervisor of Women's Ministry, and is the Church administrator.

She also serves in California Southern Third Jurisdiction as president of the Superintendents' and Pastors' Wives and Administrative Assistant to Jurisdictional Supervisor Mary F. Hodge. Ida owns her own Business... "Ida's Baskets and Things", and along with her husband owns 6Mar Enterprises.

This only begins to introduce you to Ida. The Lord has performed many miracles in her life, including recently delivering her from thyroid cancer. Her testimony is truly that of, a real life directed by Christ, a woman who loves God, her husband, and their six children: George II, Dalton, Evelyn Nicole, Chrystal, their nephew Dennis, and niece Keilah. She loves people!