I’m Tony Martin. I’d like to identify myself as a pilgrim, a sojourner, and and encourager. I serve the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board as Associate Editor of The Baptist Record, the newsjournal for Mississippi Baptists with a circulation of 50,000+. I’ve been at that since 2000. My background is student ministry – my first full-time position was in 1980, so you can do the math – that’s a loooooong time to be dealing with teenagers, but it’s still my first love. I’m still involved. I’ve written tons of curriculum over the years, done some consulting in youth ministry with a parachurch organization, directed camps … and I don’t play the guitar. A couple of side hustles include working with a travel agency specializing in Disney (another irrational passion), and performing magic as a part-time professional. I'm a certified trainer, speaker, and coach with the John Maxwell Team. I have a couple of novels out there that have actually done well in their genre. I love to cook and I love Auburn football.