About Buddy

Lawrence "Buddy" Martin and his wife Betty are co-founders of Christian Challenge International. They have served the Lord in the ministry since the mid-1960s. (Read his testimony.) They began Christian Challenge in 1976 with a stewardship from the Lord. The ministry began as a ‘School for Christian Workers’. It was Brother Buddy’s vision for missions that has led graduates of the school to enter the ministry as pastors or missionaries. Several hundred disciples have been trained under the auspices of Christian Challenge. Brother Martin received his Bachelor's Degree from International Seminary in Florida. His deepest love is the study of the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. Bro. Buddy's wife, Betty, as co-founder of the ministry has been an integral part of the ministry since its founding . She comes from a family of ministers. They have three children and ten grandchildren.

God’s Voice Over His Children


Journal, Jesus did not come into our world to give us another religion. We as humans have done that very well on our own. We love to run about declaring how our religion is the true religion. What a dismay … Continue reading

Life is Not a Bed of Roses


  Journal, Some years ago a movement began that captured the attention of many believers. The movement originally took up the name, ‘Neo-Pentecost.’ Eventually the term, ‘Charismatic,’ became the norm. At the beginning it seemed that the movement was a fresh breath … Continue reading

The Prince of Preachers – And Israel


“Some think that this descent of the Lord will be post-millennial — that is, after the thousand years of his reign. I cannot think so. I conceive that the advent will be PRE-millennial — that he will come first; and then … Continue reading

The Story Behind the Story


Where Does a Story Really Begin? We are about to celebrate our 38th Christian Challenge Homecoming Jubilee. What a story to be told. When we Christian believers wish to write about our ventures of faith, how do we even find … Continue reading

It Was Never About Hate – It Is About Heritage


  “Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southern man apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance. Our cause was so just, so sacred, that had I known all that has come to pass, had … Continue reading