2017 Church Theme
The Year of Discipling: From Vision to Victory! Isaiah 55:11
The Disciple’s Daily Profession!

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ! I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me! I have the power and authority over all the power of the enemy! I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, in Jesus's name, Amen!

Meet Our Pastor & First Lady

Dr. Ralph A. Martino, Sr. & Lady Vondrenna Martino

Pastor Ralph and Fist Lady Vondrenna MartinoHe is the Pastor of First Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. in Washington, DC, the fastest growing congregation and now the largest Church in the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. denomination!

She humbly serves as her husband’s helpmate, Spirit-filled counselor and intercessor at First Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. encouraging the women of God who are in spiritual and emotional distress!

He is the Co-Founder of Watch and Pray Ministries, Inc., a 501(c) 3 whose vision is to reach the masses with a non-compromising, Christ-centered, Christ-focused end time message holistic in nature and purposeful in destiny. The ministry cares for, focuses on and is determined to challenge and assist at-risk youth and adults, change their attitudes and then their destinies through education, enlightenment and empowerment!

She is a graduate of Hampton University where she received her BA degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Journalism.  She achieved her Master’s degree in Education Administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia!  She currently serves as an administrator/educator in Alexandria, Virginia!

He is blessed to be the Trademark Owner of “SLC” (Spiritual Life and Leadership Coach) and is a certified Spiritual Life Coach who counsels, mentors and helps NFL football players, professional basketball players, business executives, and Stellar Award-winning artists achieve their dreams through biblically balanced strategies for living. Through one-on-one consultations, personal and professional healing and deliverance has taken place in countless lives!

She is passionate about sharing God’s Word in uniquely anointed mediums including teaching God’s Word through dramatical presentations!

He is blessed to possess over 13 years of live, relevant radio broadcast experience. As an Executive Producer, Producer and Host of the “Psalm 91 Radio Broadcast, we are blessed to posses over 1 million listeners per week whose lives are being touched and transformed through sound healthy bible-based Christ-centered teaching.  He has been featured recently on “Praise the Lord”, TBN’s flagship program hosted by Brother Clifton Davis. He has been featured on and hosted “Celebration”, Daystar Networks flagship program. He was interviewed multiple times on TCT Network’s “Rejoice” program and was blessed to be interviewed on WATC’s flagship program, “Atlanta Live!” He has been featured on “Art Fennel Reports” on CN8, as well as, “It is what it is,” “The Point,” and countless other television shows. He has also been featured on XM Radio!

He is an inspired author, an Anointed Biblical Teacher, an industrious Entrepreneur, a soul-stirring Evangelist, a highly sought-after Motivational Speaker, and a results-oriented Workshop Facilitator.

He is blessed to be the best selling author of “The Believer’s Negotiation Tool” entitled “How 2 Change A ‘No’ into a ‘Yes'”. He is also the author of the best-selling trilogy entitled, “Exposing the Eight Deadly Steps in Every Temptation” and its companion workbook and “Twenty-one Principles for Conquering Temptation”.  His newest book, “How Do I Forget”, walks the reader through an in-depth and life changing understanding of the memory leading the reader to finally answer the question, “How Do I Forget?”!  His book, “The Battlefield of the Emotions – Volume 1”, helps to bring our emotions under subjection to the Holy Spirit so we can walk in the Spirit and not in our emotions! (Galatians 5: 16, 25)

She demonstrates a walk of excellence in all that she does – while never forgetting that it’s never about her, but that it’s all about God!  Her favorite scripture is “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)

Together Pastor and Lady Martino are driven to connect the masses to Jesus Christ to strengthen marriages, encourage singles, and protect our youth; so communities can become family.

They are the parents of two blessed girls, and one anointed son!