Mark Martinez66976895_589251708267900_2863996905799548928_n

I did not grow up with a spiritual background or in the church so it was never a part of my life growing up. I appreciate faith, I just never knew exactly how to practice it. I got pretty involved into my faith my junior and senior year of high school, but never fully understood what everything meant. After some things happened my senior year, I didn't want to be known for my faith anymore. I got into all that the college life offers and strayed pretty far. I bounced around three different schools in one year before I finally settled in at Kansas State.  Unfortunately, things got worse and I finally came to a point in my life where I realized my priorities are all mixed up. I knew I wanted to change, I just didn't know how.  So, I prayed that God would show me how.  A couple days later I met a guy named Austin who shared the Gospel with me and my faith took off from there.  I started to prioritize my faith and went to a summer project and got my perspective shifted.  From that moment on I was just committed to knowing God deeper.  


Building laborers on the campus for the lost world

  • because God created us for His glory
  • because it's the most strategic time
  • because students will be our leaders

Impact the college campus, impact the world

When students graduate college, they enter the world as influencers who are ready to implement their values into the workplace, education system, government, their families, and neighborhoods.  Imagine the kingdom impact when these leaders are well trained disciple makers for Christ!


Chicago, Illinois, is the third largest city in the US.  It is the definition of gateway city, influencing and leading the trajectory of our country.  Having over half a million college students, Chicago is the ideal place to raise up Godly, future leaders to export into the city, the country, and the world.