Marty considers himself a country boy from the mountains of North Georgia, a Bulldog, who studied Business at UGA. Upon graduation, Marty used his MBA in a successful career as Director of a large Atlanta-based corporation. After 16 years, however, he felt God calling him to vocational ministry in the local church. With a passion for seeing people experience a growing life in Christ, Marty has served as Executive Pastor at Burnt Hickory since 2004. In that role, he works alongside Pastor Mike, leading the ministries and staff of the church to reach our community and beyond. He and his wife, Becky, enjoy leading marriage and parenting classes, as well as young couple’s small groups. They have 3 children, Matt, a State Farm agent in Kennesaw, who along with his wife, Laura, have Marty and Becky’s 3 granddaughters. Their son, Chris, works at Equifax, in Atlanta, and daughter, Stephanie, works with QGenda, as well as being a wedding photographer here in Atlanta. Marty and Becky, together, enjoy tennis and spending time in family activities. You might also see Marty out in a trout stream, or working out a deal with Becky to try out a new BBQ dive, in return for going to an antique store with her!