New Vision is lead by an amazing team of pastors as well as congregation leaders, each with their own area of focus.
Pastor Martin grew up in Chicago; later moving to Seattle where he resided for 20 years. Eventually, he settled down in New York with his family. Pastor Martin was a pre-med student in college, obtaining a BA in Biology from the University of Chicago. While doing biomedical research at the University of Washington, he discerned a call to ministry. He went onto study at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, completing his MDiv in 1999.
Pastor Martin’s unique spiritual and technical background brings a modernized view into his sermons, always seeking to not only explain how God works and relates to us at a personal level, but how God applies and relates to everything around us. What Pastor Martin finds most amazing about God is how thoroughly personal and relational God is; God is both relatable to us as individuals and beyond. Aside from loving theology and New Vision, Pastor Martin’s hobbies include: tennis, table tennis, hiking, compelling stories, and coffee(!).
Pastor Richard is a native New Yorker. While working through pre-med coursework and towards his BA in Music from Hunter College, Richard sensed and discerned a call to ministry. After college, he went on to earn his MDiv from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA in 2015.
Richard is a advocate for holistic application of faith to every areas of life and appreciates how God has masterfully crafted beauty in both each individual and in the world around us. Richard enjoys hearing about what makes people get up each day and about their God given gifts and passions, usually in cafes or people’s homes. He also enjoys listening to various podcasts, climbing (predominately bouldering), sushi, and desserts.