Jeni first heard a calling towards Christian ministry as a teenager while involved in the youth ministry of Centreville Baptist Church of Centreville, VA. Later she attended Gardner-Webb University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Spanish. From there she attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for 2 1/2 years. She transferred back to Gardner-Webb and finished her Master’s of Divinity degree at Gardner-Webb’s School of Divinity. Jeni Martin has served as Associate Pastor for Missions at First Baptist Church of Asheboro, NC since February 2006. Jeni takes pride in being the adoptive mother of three children and has fostered 17 different children in 7 years. Jeni married married Joe Johnson, a fellow alumni of Gardner-Webb University in June of 2017. Together they have three adopted children: Noemi, Brian and Bree.