Rev. Martin L. Espinosa

Rev. Martin L. Espinosa
Role: Ray of Hope Community Church, Nashville, TN

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Rev. Martin L. Espinosa is Executive Pastor and Founder of Ray of Hope Community Church in Nashville, TN.

...Pastor Espinosa was born on the Caribbean twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago where he received his early education in the Catholic school system. Rev. Espinosa accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of thirteen (July 27, 1977) during an Inter-School Christian Fellowship Bible Camp. He was later baptized at Mt. Pleasant Independent Baptist Church (February 26, 1984). Rev. Espinosa was ordained by the Bethel Baptist Church in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on May 27, 1988, under the pastorate of Reverend Dr. Bentley Thomas. ​

Pastor Espinosa is married to Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems (writer, biblical scholar, and national speaker). The couple has facilitated marriage and family workshops across the country, which are aimed at building and strengthening the Black family and protecting the future of Black children. Rev. Espinosa and his wife are the blessed parents of one daughter, Savannah Nia.

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  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: The office is closed. Church Sanctuary opens for worship an hour before the 1st service.

Worship Services

1st Sunday of every month - 10 am Unity Service

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of every month
  • 8:30 am - Sunday
  • 11:15 am - Sunday
  • 5 pm - Saturday
  • Tuesday - Bible Study at 7 pm*
  • Wednesday - Bible Study at 9 am*
  • Friday (July - September) at 7 pm - Neighborhood Peace Marches begin with prayer on the steps

*Bible study schedules vary with seasons and holidays


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