Our Leadership

As a church plant, Vertical Church is managed by an initial leadership team made up of local Lead Pastor, Adrian Martinez, and a group of core team members and external advisors. A leadership team is in development, and after the initial launch year, Vertical Church will call for our first term of elders from within the church.

Lead Pastor

Adrian Martinez

Jesus saved Pastor Adrian when he was a young man from a rebellious life and shortly afterwards, called him into ministry. Adrian has over 20 years of ministry experience, having pastored youth and young adults, run counselling ministries and served as Teaching Pastor.

Adrian studied several degrees in Theology and Biblical Counseling from Bible colleges in the USA & Canada. In addition to planting a church, Adrian is near completion of his Doctorate of Ministry from The Master’s University.

Adrian and Jen met while both were living in Los Angeles. From the outset of their relationship, Adrian and Jen have been bound together by a mutual love for long conversations over good coffee – which also explains their move to Melbourne. Since getting married over 13 years ago, the Lord has blessed them with 5 energetic children. As a family, they love to explore new locations, hike and bike ride, and host friends in their home.