Irma and Mario Martinez are pioneering missionaries with special assignment of the Church of the Nazarene in Equatorial Guinea since 2002. Both are ordained ministers of the church. They each graduated with a B.A. in Theology from the Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America in Argentina. Mario has a Master's Degree in Theology from the same seminary as well. They both served as pastors in the Central District of Argentina. Mario served as a professor of theology, President of Nazarene Youth International and Vice-Chancellor of Academics in the Nazarene Seminary of South America. He also served as District Superintendant in the Central District of Argentina.
Irma has served as President of Nazarene Missions International and Sunday School Ministries at the district level; she also served as a pastor/preacher at Women's Retreat, Treasurer of the Association of Church of the Nazarene in Argentina and Professor of Theology.
They received the call to the mission field and the General Church entrusted them with the opening of the Church of the Nazarene in Equatorial Guinea; the last Spanish-speaking country in which we did not have a presence. Currently, Mario serves as Superintendent of the District, Evangelist, church planter and Professor of Theology. Irma works concerning Administration of the Mission, School, Compassion Ministries and as a Professor of Theology.
They have a 15 year old daughter, her name is Jessica.