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At the young age of seven, Jaye came to know Christ personally. It was through this relationship that she began to understand God’s plan and later began vocational ministry at the age of 28. She has earned two Master’s degrees, a MA(RE) from Southwestern Seminary and a ThM from Southern Seminary. Jaye has served as Minister of Evangelism, Women & Prayer at Houston’s First Baptist Church, Women’s Evangelism Strategist at North American Mission Board, and Director of Women’s Leadership at Southern Seminary. Jaye writes and equips leaders at numerous seminaries, conventions and churches and is a trustee of the International Mission Board.

As an author, speaker, trainer and consultant, Jaye now serves as president of Jaye Martin Ministries whose mission is equipping leaders to share Christ and mobilize believers through resources, training and partnerships. JMM has relaunched the HeartCall series Jaye wrote, and is also releasing Gifted2Go, a new series on mobilizing people through their spiritual gifts. More information can be found on the website, www.jayemartin.com. Follow her on Twitter @jayemartin or follow the ministry @JMM2go.

Jaye is married to Dana, a deacon and Bible study teacher and makes her home in Houston, Texas. Her daughter, Kelli, a recent graduate of Southern Seminary, serves with her at JMM as the chief creative officer. On Sunday mornings, you can find Jaye at the preschool check-in desk at Houston’s FBC.



"Jaye Martin is a wonderful leader of women and a superb teacher. She inspires those who sit under her instruction and she is being used greatly in the work of the Kingdom."

Danny and Charlotte Akin, President and wife, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

"Jaye Martin is one of the most faithful speakers, writers, and leaders for Christian women today. She is a great gift to the church, and will greatly bless any gathering of Christian women. I have seen the fruit of her influence, and I know so many Christian women who have been greatly blessed by her ministry. May her influence spread far and wide."

Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

“Jaye Martin is being used by God to challenge women in their Christian walk and to equip them to share their faith in the real world. She is a practitioner, teacher and leader. Her life is an example of what she teaches. Her walk and her witness parallel her teachings and resources. Jaye’s life and her family reflect what she teaches. Her passion to follow Christ is contagious as she communicates biblical life principles to her audiences. Jaye is biblically grounded and a dynamic communicator, conference leader, and writer. I commend her to you as a lady of faith and grace.”

Dr. John O. Yarbrough, Director of Alumni Relations, Truett-McConnell College, Cleveland, GA

“Jaye Martin is a unique mixture of evangelistic passion, knowledge, leadership skills, character and giftedness! Having known her for over thirty years and worked with her on various projects, I enthusiastically endorse her ministry. She will not disappoint you!”

Susie Hawkins, Author and Speaker, Dallas, TX

“I began serving with Jaye at Houston’s First Baptist Church in 1995. She impressed me with her enthusiasm, passion for evangelism and discipleship and love for people. Jaye was the first staff member to help me initiate a major evangelism emphasis. Literally, when everyone else said that it wouldn’t work, Jaye quietly went to work and ensured its success.”

“In subsequent years, I’ve worked alongside and observed Jaye from a distance. At all times she has impressed me with her ability to work in a variety of settings, her drive to accomplish the Lord’s work and her desire to relate well with various expressions of the Body of Christ. I endorse Jaye and her ministry without question."                                                                                      

David Self, Executive Pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston, TX

“Jaye Martin is not just a gifted speaker and author, but she epitomizes leadership for women serving in the local church. Whether she is sharing her passion for connecting people to Christ or teaching seminary students, Jaye always approaches women with enthusiasm and the desire to glorify God. She is a friend to women’s leaders and a mentor to an emerging generation.”

Kelly King, Women’s Missions and Ministries Specialist, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK                                                                   

“Jaye Martin is incredibly gifted in equipping women to share their faith in a relaxed and confident way. Her skills and her passion for reaching people for Jesus are combined with a kind and loving approach that needs to be caught as well as taught to Christian women in every church. I would urge pastors and women's ministry leaders to have Jaye Martin as a guest in your church to teach HeartCall. This is the best approach for ladies sharing the gospel I have ever seen.”

Don Cass, Director of Evangelism Emeritus, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Grapevine, TX

“I first met Jaye on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary several years ago. She captivated me with her heart, a heart that burns with the desire to share the gospel. Her mission is authentic. Her passion is real. Her commitment to evangelism has been lifelong. She is a tireless creative visionary. Jaye is a leader respected among leaders. An accomplished author and speaker. She is a beacon for biblical inspiration to young women that are preparing for public ministry.”

Connie Jenkins, Women’s Minister, Paoli Christian Church, Paoli, IN

“Jaye is a one-in-a-million lady. As her Pastor of 20 years I have never ceased to be amazed at God's great usefulness of her many gifts in the kingdom. Her book series, HeartCall, is a life changer.”

John Bisagno, Pastor Emeritus. Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston, TX

“Jaye Martin has a heart for the souls of women. I know of no one who is any more effective and consistent in sharing the good news!"           

Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

"Jaye Martin is one of the most proactive, forward-thinking leaders I know. With a heart for evangelism and a compelling message, Jaye not only voices the truth that the gospel is about people — she lives it daily through her personal commitment to God's global mission and her passion for sharing Christ with others. She has a great love for the people she works with and a commitment to bold obedience which is evidenced by her giftedness in leading, teaching and developing Biblical tools designed to equip believers to make a tangible and eternal impact in the world for Jesus Christ." 

Kathy Chapman Sharp, Church Communications Consultant and Author, Nashville, TN

“Jaye Martin has been my hero for the last six years. Why? Because of her inexhaustible passion to see women know Christ as Lord and Savior. She truly has the gift of evangelism; but it doesn’t stop there…she wants to teach others how to be bold in sharing their faith as well. Spend a little time with Jaye and you will see for yourself.”

Denise O'Donoghue, Director of Women's Life, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

“I have known Jaye Martin for over thirty years and I have never known anyone more passionate about bringing people into the family of God. I love the winsome manner in which she shares her faith and believe that she is uniquely qualified to teach others to do the same.”

Carole Lewis, Director Emeritus, First Place 4 Health, Houston, TX

“Jaye Martin is a woman who walks with the Lord, has a passion to see people come to Christ and a desire to see believers know how to share their faith. HeartCall is the evangelism tool God has written through her to equip believers to know how to share the gospel message. Jaye developed this tool as she shared her faith. Through a heart, a cross, and an arrow she shared the love of God that gave His Son for our sin.  If we turn from our way to His we too can be saved. The message is simple but sweet. Jesus died so we might live.” 

Page Hughes, Speaker and Author, Pastor’s Wife, Louisville, KY




Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M. Educational Leadership, 2012

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. Religious Education, 1988

The University of Tennessee, B.S. Professional Interior Design, 1978



President and CEO, Jaye Martin Ministries, Houston, TX, 6/2012 – present

Director of Women's Leadership, Instructor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 6/2005-5/2012

Women's Evangelism Strategist (National Missionary), North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA, 11/1997-5/2005

Minister of Evangelism, Women & Prayer, Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston, TX, 10/1989-11/1997

Secretary of the Board, West Houston Jay Strack Crusade, Houston, TX,  6/1989-9/1989

President & Head Designer, By jaye, Houston, TX,  9/1981-9/1985

Director of Facilities and Design, National Living Centers, Inc., Houston, TX,  8/1980-8/1981

Head Designer, The Fifth Wall, Inc., Houston, TX,  8/1979-9/1980

Designer, Continental Designers, Inc./Design Associates, Houston, TX,  3/1978-8/1978



Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston, TX

Seminary Women’s Network, SBC,1996-2018

International Mission Board (IMB) Trustee, 2012-2018

Advanced Writers and Speakers Association



Books, other:

You are a MASTERPIECE! 12-week study, 1990, 1992

Make me a MASTERPIECE! Year-long devotional book, 1992

HeartCall: Women Sharing God’s Heart, 1999, 2005

HeartCall: A New Heart, 2001

HeartCall: A Call to Prayer, 1998

HeartTalk Leader, 1999

HeartTalk witnessing booklet,” 1998

Women Leading Women: The Biblical Model for the Church, 2009, co-author

Women at Southern: A Walk Through Psalms, 2010, editor

HeartCall New Heart: What it Means to Believe, 2013

HeartCall Devotional Book, 2013

HeartCall Bible, 2013

“HeartCall Tract,” 2013

“HeartCall Tract: Spanish-English,” 2013

“Gifted2Go Puzzle,” 2013

“Gifted2Go Gospel Card,” 2013



HeartCall Study: Sharing God’s Heart, 2014

Gifted2Go Study: Serving through Spiritual Gifts, 2014


Book chapters:

Women Reaching Women, 1997 and 2005, chapter

Transformed Lives, 1999 and 2011, chapter


Articles and other:

Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership, contract writer

Salem Web Network’s Christianity.com, contract writer (articles, video)

Jesus.org contract writer (answering theological questions)

Open Windows 75 Anniversary edition, contract writer (devotionals)

Leadership Magazine, contract writer

Discipleship Magazine, contract writer

Deacon Magazine, contract writer

Southern Seminary Magazine, writer

On Mission Magazine, writer

The Hidden Person of the Heart, 2011, writer (devotional)


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