Martin was born in India of missionary parents and then brought up in Scotland where his father was a church planter. In his early 20’s Martin trained for the ministry and his first church was inner city Birmingham. After 13 years in local ministry, Martin went to work for the Bible Society in a variety of roles, including Director of Mission and Theology. Martin subsequently became Chief Executive of Together in Mission and more recently Principal of Springdale College. In 2015, Martin led the process of formally merging the two organisations to become ForMission. Martin has written many books on the broad theme of mission, including Faith of the Unbeliever and Invading Secular Space, and is co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Missional Practice. Martin’s latest book, co-authored with Alan Roxburgh is due to be published in 2018.