Speaker Biographies

E. Scott Martin
Chi Alpha National Senior Director
Featured Guest for the Alaska Home Missions and World Missions Services

E. Scott Martin is from Arizona where he earned his master’s degree and became involved with student ministry through the University of Arizona. He planted Chi Alpha at the University of Arizona with his fellow students and then became the campus pastor there. He served as a District XA Director, worked with his family overseas in Central Asia, and was the XA Missions Director before taking on the position as National XA Director in the Spring of 2014. Scott is an avid hunter, owns a ranch outside Springfield, MO, and loves NCAA sports. His heart is in student ministry and building the Kingdom, “Every student goes, every student gives, every student prays, every student welcomes.”
Crystal Martin
National Director of the Assemblies of God Network of Women Ministers & Chi Alpha Cross-Cultural Missions Director
Featured Guest for the Ordination Service

Crystal Martin has served with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including missionary on the local campus, missionary overseas, and as the Chi Alpha Internationals Director. She presently serves as Chi Alpha’s Cross-Cultural Missions Director, coordinating Chi Alpha’s cross-cultural initiatives including expeditions, international student ministry, diversity initiatives, and compassion ministry partnership.

Crystal is the cocreator of The World Missions Summit, a partnership between Chi Alpha and AGWM designed to launch a missions movement in our generation. The phrase coined by Crystal, “Give a year and pray about a lifetime,” gives students a tangible starting place to fulfill their missionary call. In addition to serving with Chi Alpha, Crystal serves as the National Director of the Assemblies of God Network of Women Ministers. She also serves on the pastoral staff team of Central Assembly of God (Springfield, MO) as an associate pastor.

Throughout her ministry career, Crystal has worked to create big footprints for the next generation and to advocate for women at all levels of ministry leadership. Crystal graduated from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Evangel University (Springfield, MO). She and her husband, E. Scott Martin, the Senior National Director of Chi Alpha, have two sons and a daughter-in-law.