Pastor Curtis Martin founded New Testament Baptist Church in April 2000. He faithfully served NTBC as Lead Pastor till his retirement in January of 2022.
Curtis and Beth Martin have been married since 1976. They have four children, Jessica Yoder, Nichole, David, and Stephanie Plemmons. They also have nine grandchildren, Roseanna, Wesley, Winston, Gideon, and Valerie Yoder; Robert, Lucille, Deborah, and Nora Plemmons.
Pastor Martin surrendered to preach in 1977. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Music and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Maranatha Baptist School of Theology, a Doctor of Divinity in Religious Studies from Bethany Baptist Seminary, and a PhD from Great Plains Baptist Divinity School. Pastor Martin also studied voice and performed in choir and ensembles at Grand Rapids School of the Bible & Music.
Throughout his ministry, he has served as an Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, Lead Pastor, Christian School teacher, Music/Choir director, Police Chaplain, and Sunday School teacher in Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
Pastor Martin has also authored two books: Proverbs for Practical Living and Effective Spiritual Growth.
Mrs. Martin received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Great Plains Baptist University.
She has served as a Sunday School teacher, Christian School teacher, and homeschool teacher. She has also served in the nursery and children’s ministries, and alongside her husband in various ministries for over 40 years.
Pastor Ivan Plemmons, Jr. is the Lead Pastor of New Testament Baptist Church.
Ivan and Stephanie Plemmons have been married since 2014. They have four children, Robert, Lucille, Deborah, and Nora.
Pastor Ivan surrendered to preach in 2019. He has a Diploma of Biblical Studies from Master’s Baptist College and is working towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies. He also performed with his college choir and a choral ensemble, Master’s Singers.
Throughout his ministry, he has served as a Nursing Home ministry director, led a teen mentoring program, music director for college chapel services and multiple churches, Sunday school teacher, Junior Church director, Assistant Pastor, Co-Pastor, and is now the Lead Pastor of New Testament Baptist Church, Rochester, MN.
Pastor Ivan has written over 2 dozen songs and self-produced a CD in 2019 called “In Faith”.
Ms. Stephanie received a double Associates degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement from Rochester Community and Technical College and a Diploma of Biblical Studies from Master’s Baptist College.
She has served in various ministries in the church and has assisted Pastor Ivan in the ministry since 2014.