Martin Hanley has been the unofficial youth leader at Bowling Green’s Second Baptist Church for some time now, but in February of 2013 he was licensed to the ministry and named Youth Minister.
He and his wife Jean live in the Bowling Green area and have been married since 1994. They have three children, including Tim, a 2013 BGHS graduate, and two grandchildren.
Hanley says he was an Air Force brat until fourth grade.
“We lived all over the US and I went to high school in the Chicago area,” said the minister.
He received his B.S. in Information Systems from Maryville University in 1997 and his M.S. Education in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University in 2011.
Hanley said, “After 20+ years in the information systems industry, I started teaching at Lewis & Clark Career Center.”
The youth minister has just assumed the position of Director (principal) of the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia.
Hanley has been involved with youth for many years as a Scout leader in Troop 177.
Mrs. Hanley grew up in Bowling Green and is the daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy Gordy. She has a position at Daffron & Associates in Bowling Green.
Hanley explained, “I believe that true revival in our nation will start with our youth. The youth that we get to work with in our community are some of the most caring and generous people anywhere. The Second Baptist youth is all about digging deep into our relationship with our Savior and reaching out to everyone.”