TEDS Faculty Since 1997
Martin R. Crain, DMin
Director of the Professional Doctoral Program
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
BS, University of Illinois
MDiv, DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Before assuming his position at Trinity, Dr. Crain served nine years as district superintendent of the New England district of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). He also served for six years as senior pastor for Faith Evangelical Free Church in Acton, Massachusetts, for five years as senior pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stamford, Connecticut, and for two years as youth pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Free Church in Wheeling, Illinois. Dr. Crain’s areas of expertise include philosophy of ministry, ministry in the smaller church, and leadership development in the local church. He has been an education track trainer with the T-Net International, served for twelve years as chair of the board of Areopagus II America, a national apologetics ministry, and served for six years as an associate chaplain for the protestant ministry at O’Hare Airport. He has served for four years on the board of the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, filling the position of president for two years.