Martin J Clarke

Martin J Clarke – Lead Pastor

Martin is married to Lynsey and they have two children, Bethany and Jacob.

He came to Aberdeen in 1998 to study computing, but God had a different plan and Martin changed degree to theology in his first week! Martin served as Youth & Worship Pastor at IBC, then spent a few years working with inter-church ministry, Souled Out before being called to help launch Hillview Community Church.

Martin enjoys photography, design and music; is known as something of a tech fan (er, geek!), and is a massive Liverpool supporter.

More than any of that, alongside being a husband and a father, Martin is passionate about the local church, eagerly desiring that it journeys forward with great vibrancy and authenticity; deeply rooted in the Scriptures and shaping all aspects of ministry around the beauty and wonder of the gospel.

Fun Facts About Martin

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Someone made me eat dried bugs once right before I led worship. It didn’t help my singing.
What book, movie, song have you seen recently you would recommend
Really enjoyed Saving Mr. Banks – love, brokenness, fatherhood, redemption – yup, I cried!
How long have you been a Christian
Not sure! Can’t remember a time when I didn’t know at least something of God and His loving grace and kindness in Jesus. Remember praying with my mum, committing my life to Jesus, when I was 9, was baptised when I was 12 and God has been faithful through many bumps and challenges since then.
Pass times/Hobbies
Love music, Liverpool FC, watching TV shows with Lynsey, am a bit of a tech geek.