Partner Rick Martin Iloilo Baptist Church Iloilo City, Philippines
Rick Martin was saved in 1972 while attending Ozark Bible College. After graduating in 1974, he attended Hyles-Anderson College for two years. He surrendered to go to the Philippines while attending Pastor's School. After twelve months of deputation, he and his wife, Becky, arrived in Iloilo City in October 1977 and started Iloilo Baptist Church.
He founded Iloilo Baptist College the next year. Over 600 men reached through Bro. Martin's ministry have started local churches in the Philippines. Fifteen men have started Bible colleges and are training other nationals to go out and start churches.
Several graduates have gone to foreign mission fields outside of Philippines. Last year, Iloilo Baptist Church averaged 4,330 in weekly attendance.