Brian Martin of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, was officially ordained as pastor of Sonship Ministries on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Brian has been licensed as a minister of the gospel since December 2007. He attended a church planting program at Redeemer Church Planting Center in Manhattan in 2008 and was mentored by the leadership team of Grace Fellowship Church in Queens. In May 2008, he started a new church in Bay Ridge, Sonship Ministries, a ministry that is focused on teaching the Bible, discipleship, and loving and meeting people wherever they are in life. His call and preparation for the ministry of the gospel arose from his 14 years of leading a men’s Bible study, which continues to meet on Monday evenings at the Salvation Army in Bay Ridge. Brian has extensive training in martial arts and physical fitness and has been a personal trainer for the past 19 years at the Harbor Fitness Center. He and his wife Teri reside in Bay Ridge.