pleased to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of Rafael Martinez and
(the) ministry. For eight years I pastored Westmore Church of God in Cleveland,
Tennessee where .. Rafael taught a
children's Sunday School class at Westmore and was one of our finest teachers.
It was during this time that God stirred their hearts to begin a ministry
which had as its purpose to reach out to people who had become entrapped in
The ministry was operated as an outreach of the Westmore
Church of God and ultimately became known as the Tennessee Valley Bible
Students Association. Through the years this ministry has grown in its
influence and outreach. Today it is a respected ministry that is sound in its
orthodoxy and caring in its outreach. Many have been the success stories of
lives who have been impacted and changed through their ministry.
have the opportunity to have Brother and Sister Martinez for a service or a
conference, you will find them to be gracious, biblically sound and
well-informed concerning the subjects they deal with. While their message is
straight-forward in its proclamation, they are compassionate in their
concern. They will be a blessing to your church.
Pastor David Bishop, Church of
God executive leader and pastor
is to endorse the work and ministry of Reverend Rafael Martinez and to
recommend him to any church, organization, ministry, or minister that could
profit from his very broad training and from his experienced ministerial and
personal evangelism activities. I have known Reverend Martinez for some eight
years and am convinced that his reputation and character are unimpeachable.
is a young man of great integrity who has a most pleasing personality, who is
blessed with abundant patience in counseling with and witnessing to others,
and who has well demonstrated an unusual ability to work effectively with and
to get along well with people of all races and at every level of society .. in
consideration of his almost unparalleled participation for a young disciple in
such a wide variety of ministerial experiences and training,
I recommend most
highly the favorable consideration of his application to any church,
congregation, denomination, fellowship, ministry or church leader that is in
need of someone who could be successful in programs of church growth, outreach
projects, personal and cult evangelism, prayer programs, child evangelism and
in preaching and teaching ministries.
Dr. Charles Beach, Lee
I would like to recommend the ministry of
Reverend Rafael Martinez and his wife to you. They are choice servants of
God who have dedicated their lives to the area of counter-cult and discernment
ministry. In a day when America is no longer one nation under God, but one
nation under many concepts of God the ministry of the Tennessee Valley Bible
Students Association is a much needed gift to the body of Christ at large. ..
Our entire congregation was blessed by their presentations. This ministry is
much needed in our day of tolerance and pluralism. The Martinez' focus is to
help teach the Body of Christ how to have discernment in this trying hour.
They will bless you and yours if given the opportunity to minister.
Pastor John Hughes, Whitwell Church of God,
(Reverend Martinez has) excelled in all aspects of
leadership .. (of) the counter-cult ministry
to which they have been .. Reverend Martinez has received extensive training and necessary education confirming how mind
control has been used by local cult groups to dominate and manipulate men,
women an even to a lesser degree, children.
Their ministry therefore of
tracking, analyzing and counteracting these aberrant and destructive practices
are highly welcome especially in the times we are living presently. His strength of character is unimpeachable and personal attributes are highly
respected. I can personally recommend Rafael .. where ever this
letter is intended to be receipted as being Christian leaders that exemplify
virtue, honesty, reliability, sincerity and a genuine love for people
especially those suffering spiritual abuse.
Pastors Daniel and Millie
Sylverston, Church of God Chaplain, Ireland