Having been born into an Apostolic home, Pastor Ernest Martinez was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ on the 9th of February, 1972 in Pittsburg, CA at the age of 19. That same year in September he would enroll in The National Apostolic Bible College in Hayward, CA. He graduated with a degree in Theology in June, 1975.
On September 27th of that same year, 1975, he was married to Mary Lou Rodriguez in Union City, CA.This marriage has been blessed with four children, two sons, and two daughters. They are also now blessed with four grandchildren.
Unknown to the Martinez’s, Ministerios ALMAS found itself in need of a pastor in early 2013; and since Pastor Martinez had previously visited and preached here, he was asked to come and on the 24th of April, 2013 he was elected pastor of this church.