Alan Keith Martin, 53, of Bradenton, joined the worship gathering in heaven on Friday July 15, 2011. Keith was born May 5, 1958 in Montgomery, AL. He was preceded in death by parents Alto Martin and Lois Price Martin. He was married to the former LeeAnn Lofty on June 20, 1981 and they have two children, Joshua and Bethany, both of Bradenton. Keith served for over 31 years as a Worship Pastor for churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Indiana and, for the past six years, at Woodland – The Community Church in Bradenton. Keith was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ who led others through his own authentic heart for worship. His legacy consists of his love for Christ, family, and friends, his mentorship of over fifty persons currently in ministry, and thousands of worshipers around the world. Arrangements are under the care of Snow's Funeral Ministry (352) 438-0007. Family visitation will be held Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and the worship celebration will be Friday, July 22 at 11a.m., both at Woodland, 9607 State Road 70, E., Bradenton, FL. The worship service will be streamed via www.woodlandlive.com. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, AL. Rev. Tim Passmore of Bradenton and Rev. Paul Strozier of Columbus, Ohio will co-officiate. Flowers may be sent to Woodland Church and donations may be made to The Navajo Mission Fund, c/o Woodland or online at www.gowood land.com. Keith finished strong.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 18, 2011