Rob Martin

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Rob Martin has been involved in Christian ministry since his conversion to Christianity in 1976. He first served as the editor of a Christian publication until 1979, when he was called to be the Executive Director of the Orange County Rescue Mission. In 1983 he became the General Manager of Fieldstead & Company, an unincorporated charitable foundation, where he served for six years. Additionally he worked extensively as a consultant on communications, leadership and fund-raising issues to Christian ministries before beginning a brief term as U.S. Director of the Lausanne Committee. In August 1990 he began his work as Executive Director with First Fruit, Inc., a private charitable foundation. He served in this position until April 2009 when he began an assignment as Partner with the First Fruit Institute serving ministries and colleague foundations as a coach on varied fund raising, grant making and organizational issues. Rob also serves with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization as Sr. Associate for Global Philanthropy, as a seminar leader on Fund Raising and Leadership for Mission with the Overseas Ministry Study Center, as a faculty member of the World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute, and as the co-executive director of the Oxford Standards Initiative, which produced the Lausanne Standards. Rob was educated as a journalist, and spent his formative career years in newspaper work. He and family reside on Whidbey Island, Washington.