Three years after Kirk Martin accepted Christ as Savior, he began to minister locally with Huron Valley Youth for Christ. As God opened doors, Kirk soon found himself ministering all over North America, leading worship and preaching the gospel. Festivals, conferences, churches and First Nations Reservations are just a few of the places Kirk ministered in song and testimony.
Kirk’s fondest memory is leading worship at a small inner-city church. Located in Cass Corridor Detroit, it was one of the worst areas for drugs, prostitution, murder and homelessness. Kirk could hardly wait to get home from ministry trips, just to get in the gutter and love someone.
Lesley first began to minister only six months after she accepted Christ as her savior. As a new believer, Lesley was quickly immersed in the presence of God at the Toronto Revival, and she soon became part of a worship team in Mt. Brydges, Ontario Canada, where her gifts were quickly recognized.
Lesley joined YWAM and ministered in Canada, the US and Mexico. Lesley also volunteered at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in Ashland Virginia. There, she was given the opportunity to lead worship and serve in many different capacities.
On November 8th 2002, God directed Kirk and Lesleys paths to cross at a First Nations Worship conference in Ottawa Canada. After hours of talking on the phone and emailing each other, Kirk and Lesley discovered they had a common hunger to find and lead lost and hurting people, into the glory and presence of GOD. They would sit for hours praying, worshiping and seeking the face of Jesus, which helped create many of the songs on the worship CD Covenant. As time went by, they realized that God had put them together to lead people to salvation and into His presence with music. They were married on May 31st 2003, and have been blessed with three children, Jacob, Daniel and Matthew.
THE SCRIPTURES “We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
THE GODHEAD “Our God is one, but manifested in three persons “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit being co-equal. (Phil 2:6; John 1:1,14; Matthew 28:19, II Cor 13:14)
MAN, HIS FALL AND HIS REDEMPTION “Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. But through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. (Romans 5:12-15; 3:10, 23; Galatians 3:13)
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH “The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (II Corinthians 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5)
WATER BAPTISM “Baptism in water by immersion, is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4)
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST “The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire is a gift from God. It is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Acts 1:8; 2: 38,39; 19:1-7; Acts 2:4)
SANCTIFICATION “Sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until Christ’s return. (Hebrews 12:14; I Thes. 5:23)
DIVINE HEALING “Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14,15; I Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt 8:17)
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF THE LORD “His coming is imminent. When He comes,the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16,17) Following the Tribulation, He shall return to reign a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION “The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire. (Heb 9:27; Revelation 19:20)