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Martin Houston has been publicly and professional speaking for over 31+ years. He is one of the most gifted, talented and anointed speakers available to come share with your organization. He has accomplished many significant achievements in sports, business and life. He has also received numerous awards for his leadership and inspiration, both on the playing field and in his post professional football career. Among his many accomplishments was his role as the starting fullback on the University of Alabama 1992 National Championship Team. He also signed a free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of two SEC Championship Teams ('89 & '92). While at the Capstone, he was selected as an Academic All-SEC honoree, as well as the Sylvester Croom "Commitment to Excellence" Award Winner and the Charlie Compton Christian Leadership Award.

He followed his football playing days with a very successful career as an Major Account Manager and Sales Manager with BellSouth/AT&T. During his days as a employee of BellSouth/AT&T, he was also recognized (on more than one occassion) as a member of Gateway II (HIgh Potential Leaders) and Pinnacle Club (Top Performers)! Please click here for his one page bio. To book Martin, click here!

Martin currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Harvest Church, a thriving Spirit-led Church in Tuscaloosa (Coker), AL.

Martin works for Alabama ONE Credit Union, where he oversees Alabama One Financial Wellness Department and serves as the General Manager for the Alabama ONE Insurance, an independent, full-service agency. Alabama ONE Insurance Agency, has been voted Tuscaloosa News' "Best of the Best" Insurance Agents in 2019 & 2020!

He also is the host of "The Martin Houston Show" - "The sound of Bama Sports - Your Show . Your Team", airing on Tide 100.9 FM in Tuscaloosa, AL and simulcast on Follow @martinhouston35, you can also listen on the tide100.9 app or

Martin is the Chief Empowerment Officer/Lead Communicator for "The Empowerment Center",


Prior Experience:

Martin owned the Martin Houston Agency, a Farmers Insurance Agency in Tuscaloosa.

Martin served as the co-host for The Houston and Huber, a morning sports show on the Tide 99.1. He also co-hosted "New Day Cafe" on Moody Radio South from February 2011 - March 2013.

Martin was the Founding & Lead Pastor of Catalyst Church, a multi-ethnic church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama! The church was leveled in the April 27th tornado outbreak, only 3 days after it's official launch on April 24th. After 6 months of "Leading Through Unchartered Waters", they decided to not relaunch Catalyst Church.

Martin serves on the board of Praisefest Ministries. PFM is a evangelical Christian based missions organization. PFM flagship mission "Cruise with a Cause" has been named "The World Largest Missions Trip".

Martin served various roles for Daystar Family Church, including Executive Senior Pastor, from September 2004 - July 2009.

He also served as the founding Senior Pastor of University Worship Center, a local church in Tuscaloosa, on the edge of the UA Campus.

Martin is still in love with his best friend and wife of 31+ years, Cassandra Dobbins of Centre. They have 4 beautiful children - Xavier, Precious, Morgan and Simeon. They also have 3 beautiful grandchildren. They currently reside in Tuscaloosa, AL.


Awards and Honors

  • Pinnacle Award Winner - BellSouth (now AT&T)
  • 3-time Gateway Participant - High Potential Leader - BellSouth (now AT&T)
  • 1992 Academic All-SEC
  • Sylvester Croom "Commitment to Excellence" Award
  • Charlie Compton Christian Leadership Award
  • "Christian Athlete of the Year" 1992
  • Cherokee County Hall of Fame
  • B.S. Marketing Degree - University of Alabama
  • 3-time All-State Performer - High School Football
  • High School Player of the Year (4A) - Football
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