John Martinez our G.O. Ministries Partnership Program for Team Mission
John grew up on Long Island, NY and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. After graduation and working for two years, he decided he wanted to pursue a career in Higher Education Administration and proceeded to earn his Masters Degree from the University of Illinois in Educational Organization and Leadership. It was here that John began to truly follow Christ with his life. After eleven years in Higher Education, John felt a calling to go out into the world and serve. He applied for various service types of organizations but a friend urged him to go to the Dominican on his first ever mission experience and it was the step that changed his career focus and life. John joined GO Ministries full-time in 2001. He began by facilitating short-term mission teams and later grew to a role that oversees the development of local leaders on the island including working alongside of GO Ministries Caribbean President, Eduard Gabriel, by facilitating regular leadership meetings and visiting all of GO’s locations for accountability. He serves with an incredible spirit of enthusiasm and passion along with his wife, Ruth.