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Rev. Gene Martin went to be with the Lord today (March 20), after several months of illness.  He was 75 years old.

The well-known singer, choir director, and evangelist began his recording career in the 1960s with Evangelist A.A. Allen.  For several years to follow, he traveled with Allen, singing at revivals and with the Miracle Valley Choir. From the 1970s through the 1990s, Rev. Martin traveled the country with his own ministry, the Gene Martin Action Revival.  In 2001, he was presented to another generation of traditional gospel music lovers through Bishop Carlton Pearson's Live at Azusa, Vol. 4, which featured his Holy Ghost-drenched rendition of "Too Close to Heaven/I've Got It."

GMF extends condolences to Rev. Martin's family and friends during this bittersweet time. Though he is surely at rest, he will be greatly missed.

Photo Credit | Facebook Profile of Gene Martin

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  1. He was a awesome man who spent countless times at my mother's house coming up eating my grandmother's cooking, my prayer is with his family. May GOD give you all strength.

  2. Gene is and forever will be one of GOD'S greatest gifts given to us this side of heaven. Dayton, Ohio has been tremendously blessed by his ministry for many, many years. A precious man of GOD, and dear friend to Father and Mother Lewis (deceased), Heaven's Unlimited, Pastor Evangelist Cynthia Davis, and Pastor R. Hunter (deceased) and the Progressive Baptist Church

  3. Met Him many years ago in Fresno, Ca. at a local revival. He and His team Blessed my soul greatly.

  4. Loved his music and enjoyed seeing him in louisiana Gene Martin will be missed but never forgotten. Andrae Crouch was a great singer as well

  5. We met Gene Martin several times at our Louisiana church he was down to earth, sung heavenly, and could preach about the love of God at revivals, Andrae Crouch was another great singer. I will truly miss them both.

  6. We will miss Envangelist Gene Martin here at Open Door Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He has always had an encouraging word and was a blessing with his gifts. My father Bishop Billie Joe Morrison loved singing his songs and also singing with him. Gone but never forgotten.

  7. He was not only singer, but an annointed preacher that had many spiritual gifts. He gave me a Word at Center of hope in 2001 in Oakland from God that was going to bless me with the job that i had for the past 14 years. It came to pass!!!! We will miss Rev. Martin.

  8. King Asiatic allahJanuary 6, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    I'm a member of the nation of gods and earths. I remember gene martin when I was a toddler. My parents were members of etc. In the Bronx, my father was a reverend then. Long time ago. Gene martin used to spend the weekends with us. He had this silky voice that was so rich in vibe. Never will forget that.

  9. Thank you for a life well-lived, your legacy still remains. Enjoy your life eternal with Jesus Christ our precious Lord and Saviour.

  10. Pastor Jeremiah GrimesDecember 2, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Rev. Gene Martin was a versatile minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His prolific ministry in song has blessed untold millions that only time and eternity will aptly express. He was a blessing to the Open Door Outreach Ministries of St. Louis, Missouri from 1996 to 2012 as he conducted revival services mostly on an annual basis. We say, "Farewell, Brother Gene, we will meet you on the other shore!"

  11. Still remember his singing from 5 years old seen him with A.A. Allen with my Mother was just looking up some of his songs that popped in my head.


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