Currently a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church since his retirement, Ernest and his family are well known to the LABC family. Rev. Martin has pastored numerous churches including: Calvary Baptist, Danville, Junction City Baptist, Eubank Baptist, Pulaski County, Benton Baptist, Mercer County, Geneva Baptist, Lincoln County, and Moreland Baptist Mission. Rev. Martin has also served as an evangelist for more than forty revivals in Kentucky and Ohio, and has served on and led mission teams to Eastern Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Nigeria, to Russia in Bryansk, Orel, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kiev. After high school, Ernest served in the United States Army's 11th Airborn Division. Rev. Martin earned degrees from Georgetown College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Ernest is married to Ferne, a retired school teacher. Together they have two daughters, Joy and Jill, and five grandchildren.