Reverend Ernie Martin is spiritual, understanding, warm, caring, flexible, interfaith non-denominational minister who officiates the important ceremonies that define our lives.
Reverend Ernie received his MS Degree in Business Organizational Management. He is happily married, has two grown sons and three grandchildren.
Prior to ordination, Reverend Ernie worked in the non-profit sector as a Job Coach for adults with disabilities, a Volunteer Coordinator, and, as a Financial / Credit counselor. He volunteered as a phone hotline Lay Minister at a mega-church in Orange County, California. He also worked in a Fortune 500 Aerospace company as a Project Financial Analyst prior to his dedication to supporting non-profit organizations.
After ordination, Reverend Ernie volunteers at senior living centers conducting non-denominational services involving prayers, singing and sharing experiences. He also has volunteered for and supports the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and other charitable organizations.
Reverend Ernie was born and raised in a Christian family in India. He studied at a Methodist school for six years in South India. During his childhood in India, he and his family lived among a myriad of people from different religious groups including Hindus, Muslims, fellow Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs.
He emigrated to America at age 18 in 1964 shortly after high school graduation. Living in the Los Angeles area, he became a naturalized USA citizen in 1976. Reverend Ernie has learned extensively about other religions and belief systems through his personal studies. In America as an adult, he’s actively attended several churches including Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, Unitarian and Meta-physical.
He was ordained by the Universal Life Church Monastery in January 2011. Ernie has developed an Interfaith ministry, which respects all loving religious and spiritual beliefs.
Reverend Ernie says, “I believe we are all one. Love nurtures us. We are here to share our love with all. I recognize and honor both the diversity and the unity of all people, cultures and religious beliefs. It’s my honor and privilege to serve you.”
Love and Light!
Peace and Blessings,
Rev. Ernie Martin