Herman, Marty & Michelle - STEP - Mexico
Marty and Michelle Herman were approved under the STEP program (Short Term Evangelism Program) in April 2018 to assist Mike and Christie Starling in Mexico.
Marty was saved in 2009 at his home church of Victory Baptist in Paris, Texas and was baptized in 2010 in a lake. Michelle was saved and baptized at a revival in her home town at First Baptist Church of Boswell, Oklahoma in1980.
Marty and Michelle were married in 1990 at First Baptist Church in Boswell, Oklahoma and then moved to Paris, Texas for Michelle to attend college.
Marty and Michelle have been members of Victory Baptist Church since 2006 and have served in children’s church, volunteered in the youth department and Marty has served as youth pastor.
Marty has been on seven mission trips to Huachichil Mexico with the Starlings. It was there in August of 2016 that he felt God calling him to do more. Marty and Michelle both started taking Bible classes from Arlington Baptist University through their RLI (Real Life Institute) distance learning program and received a certificate for completion of five classes/course of study in May 2018.
Michelle is a nurse practitioner and worked in a family practice clinic until April 2018 when she quit to pursue their missions calling. Michelle has felt a calling to do missions for many years, especially after her first mission trip to the Philippines in 2013.
In addition to teaching, Marty is a licensed plumber, but is primarily a construction and farm equipment mechanic. God has also gifted him with the talent to weld, to do carpentry and some electrical. Michelle has the talent for carpentry, sewing, crafts and Medical clinics. This is why they call their ministry “5 Talents for Christ”. They are looking forward to the Lord using their talents not only in Mexico but also to be a blessing to the churches as they travel on deputation. They are looking forward to the Starlings teaching them how to reach the villages of Mexico with the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Hermans' sending church is the Victory Baptist Church, Paris, Texas, Pastor Curtis Blake.
They have one daughter, Makayla.