Rebekah Martin


Staff Member since 2009
Accounting Manager

Personally speaking:
Born and raised in Fayetteville, Ark.; married to Ryan; three children; Bachelor of Arts in French and journalism (University of Arkansas); Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education (University of Arkansas).

Getting to Know Rebekah
Q: When/how did you become involved with Lightbearers?
A: I first heard of Lightbearers from Kevin McCollum while participating in a Reach Work Day with University Baptist Church (we were working with Lightbearers on a property remodel). I only knew the basic structure of the organization and wasn’t involved at all beyond that point. After returning from a mission trip with UBC to Guatemala, though, Kevin came up to me at church and asked me to pray about becoming the operations manager for Lightbearers. I had just completed a Master’s degree in teaching and had applied for several education jobs, but really felt God calling me to something more missions-focused. I sought the Lord’s wisdom for a week after talking to Kevin and felt God clearly lead me to accept the position the following Sunday.
Q: What excites you most about the Lightbearers vision?

A: I love the thorough approach to discipleship, and how naturally it integrates with and supports the local church.

Q: What has been the most influential book you've read this past year and why?

A: Teach Me to Feel by Courtney Reissig. Being faced with an onslaught of trials in the past couple of years, I found myself with unfamiliar and overwhelming emotions that I lacked the capacity to navigate. Courtney’s book helped to explain those emotions and presented a Biblical and grace-filled guide to responding to them.

Q: How do you like to spend your time when you're not working?

A: Most of my time is spent caring for and cleaning up after my children, but in quiet moments I enjoy reading fiction, organizing closets, assembling jigsaw puzzles, improvising on the piano, watching Hallmark movies, creating spreadsheets just for fun, and trying out new local restaurants with my husband.