POSITION: Professor Emeritus/Church Ministries
A pastor and scholar, John R. Martin returned to his alma mater to serve then-Eastern Mennonite College as a trustee from 1966-71. He then became a faculty member, teaching courses in the Bible and religion department, and in 1978, moved to Eastern Mennonite Seminary where he served in various positions, including registrar, director of field education and professor of church ministry, for 18 years.
He continued to serve on Mennonite Church boards after joining the faculty, including Mennonite Broadcasts, Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries and Spirituality Reference Council. He also served a term as moderator of Virginia Mennonite Conference.