Ronnie Martin

Ronnie is lead pastor of Substance Church in Ashland, Ohio and is co-host of The Art of Pastoring Podcast (w/Jared C. Wilson) and The Happy Rant Podcast (w/Ted Kluck and Barnabas Piper). His latest book, “The Best Gift Ever Given” (Harvest House) was released in 2019.

Feb 29

Episode 3: Husband of One Wife by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

The cliche ministry danger of “sacrificing one’s family on the altar of the church” is cliche for a reason. In this episode of the podcast, Jared and Ronnie explain the biblical qualification of being a “one-woman man” (as well as managing the household well and having “faithful” children) and how it speaks to an even […]

Feb 16

Episode 2: Above Reproach by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

The evangelical landscape is littered with the corpses of fallen ministries, and Jared and Ronnie have had more than a few friends among them. Listen in as they discuss what it means to be “above reproach” (as well as “respectable” and having a “good reputation with outsiders”), what it takes to pursue personal holiness, and […]

Feb 13

Episode 1: Preface by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

What happens when you put two veteran pastors and friends in a room and ask them to have a candid conversation about ministry? In this all-new podcast series, The Heart of Pastoring, Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin reflect on the biblical qualifications for pastors in gracious, thoughtful, and — very often — humorous ways. […]

Dec 20

Episode 242: The Annual Christmas Episode by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

Why do the more traditional Christmas songs feel the most timeless? Mr. Christmas himself — pastor and author Dr. Ronnie Martin — is back for our annual Christmas episode. This time he and host Jared Wilson discuss their favorite Christmas music. And we have a BIG announcement to share at the end of the episode!

Dec 21

Episode 191: The Christmas Episode with Ronnie Martin by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

Mr. Christmas himself — pastor and author Ronnie Martin — is back for our annual Christmas episode. This time he and host Jared Wilson discuss their favorite “redemptive” moments from various Christmas movies.

Nov 9

Episode 185: Advent Civil War with Ronnie Martin by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronnie Martin “go to war” over their new Advent devotionals and talk about the goodness of meditating on the grace of Christ during this holiday season.

Dec 22

Episode 148: Annual Christmas Episode with Ronnie Martin by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

On this special holiday episode of the FTC Podcast, Ronnie Martin returns to talk about the joys — and the letdown — of Christmas, how to right-size the enchantment of the season, and even whether Christian families should incorprate Santa into their celebrations.

Jul 9

Pastor, Preach Your Sermon by Ronnie Martin

Series: The Preachers Corner

Editor’s Note: The weekend can be an incredibly distressing time for many pastors to enter into. The desire to spend quality time with family while juggling the pressures of an unfinished sermon can be an exhausting reality. What many pastors need are not more tips on how to prepare better sermons as much as some encouragement […]

May 21

It’s Only A Church Service by Ronnie Martin

Series: The Preachers Corner

Join Ronnie Martin every Friday for The Preachers Corner, where he offers some words of comfort and stories of hope to help preachers enter the weekend encouraged by the gentle and lowly heart of Jesus.

May 14

To Pause Is Divine by Ronnie Martin

Series: The Preachers Corner

Join Ronnie Martin every Friday for The Preachers Corner, where he offers some words of comfort and stories of hope to help preachers enter the weekend encouraged by the gentle and lowly heart of Jesus.