The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: Auburn First Baptist Church, Auburn, AL

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin is the pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church in Alabama.  Previously, he has served as pastor of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia and as an associate pastor at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

Tripp has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, where he also first learned about the rhythms of congregational ministry, while working at First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia.  He received a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School at Wake Forest University, discovering the richness of ecumenism and the rhythms of the Church.  After working for several years, he also completed the Doctor of Ministry from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, concentrating on the areas of preaching and worship.

He and his wife, Katharine, have two sons, who are the richest part of their lives.  When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf and running, reading and writing, and music and traveling.

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Tripp Martin: A Pin Drop

Tuesday November 07, 2017
In his sermon on Psalm 78, Tripp Martin says that part of the work of the church is to teach us to listen in a world that only wants to speak. We learn to listen not only to speak, but so we can speak truthfully, kindly, and compassionately, for God continues to speak through us, for us, and to us in various ways.

Leaving Home

Tuesday November 20, 2012
In his sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin offers a reflection of how our place shapes us--in light of Jesus' response to Pilate that his kingdom was not from here.

Articles by The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

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Good Words

Friday January 16, 2015
Visiting again some good words from the past is always helpful for today as well as for tomorrow.

Thankful for Advent

Thursday November 27, 2014
As the beginning of Advent approaches during our celebration of Thanksgiving, we can be grateful for the slow pause before the joy of Christmas.

Bowling and Yelling

Thursday November 20, 2014
When is it time to step back and to not speak, and when is it time to keep speaking and to keep working?

Church Talk

Thursday September 25, 2014
With so much conversation taking place at church in committee meetings, classrooms, and hallways, what holds them together?

Dictionary Words

Friday August 22, 2014
Words are powerful. As we notice certain words and use them well, they can lead us in using all of our words, cultivating meaningful conversations with others.

Turn to Your Right and to Your Left

Sunday June 22, 2014
We turn to our right and to our left, finding the hand of a friend or the assistance of a neighbor, where we find the hope of God.

A New Name

Wednesday April 02, 2014
Listening for the Spirit of God, as we are given a new name and sent out on our journeys, is life-giving, but also overwhelming.


Tuesday March 04, 2014
What do we discover in the gatherings?

Old Resolutions

Tuesday January 07, 2014
As we begin again this year, we remember that many times we find new life in old resolutions.

Shared Blessings

Thursday November 14, 2013
We give thanks for the people who have cared for our loved ones over the years. Those blessings and prayers have been shared.


Monday October 07, 2013
When we listen for the Spirit of God, is it a shout or a whisper?

A Child's Questions

Wednesday August 28, 2013
We learn more than we anticipate when we try to answer children's questions about faith and God.

More Sowing Than Reaping

Monday August 12, 2013
We know more about sowing than we do about reaping, which invites us to relate to others in a spirit of patience and kindness.

The Porter

Wednesday July 24, 2013
In learning a new word, I was reminded of an old practice, calling us to genuine hospitality for others.

Humble Failure

Monday July 08, 2013
There are failures, where we do not live up to the expectations we should have for ourselves, but there are also failures, where we do not expect enough from God. In these types of failures, we cultivate humility.

Three Words

Thursday June 20, 2013
There are three words that we must learn to say for the sake of our neighbors, but they are difficult words to say.

Learning What We Already Know

Thursday June 06, 2013
The journey of faith surprises us with what we already know.


Thursday May 23, 2013
We are grateful for the steeples of churches because they remind us of the presence of God, but we must also remember that we find God elsewhere. We find God out there as we leave the doors of the church as well.

Doors to the Heart

Friday May 10, 2013
We find wisdom in walking through the various doors to our own hearts. We gain new insights by using both doors.

Practicing Commitment

Thursday April 25, 2013
We learn how to practice commitment within the bonds of the church, as we learn to live in covenant with one another.

A Vagabond

Saturday April 13, 2013
There are some words that could use redemption as we stand in the light of resurrection and always listening for the voice of God.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday March 28, 2013
Along with Christians around the world, we gather together as the disciples did with Jesus to partake of the bread and the cup and to remember to love one another.

Our Voice

Thursday March 14, 2013
Discovering and developing our authentic voice of integrity and innocence is always a challenge.

How to Proceed?

Thursday February 28, 2013
When we face the most complicated questions of our lives, how do we proceed?

Seeing God in Others

Thursday February 14, 2013
If we look closely, we will see where love abides and where love is missing. We will see glimmers of the love of God and places where it is needed. We will also notice how God can be seen in others, and it may change how we see everything.

Size It Up

Monday February 04, 2013
In the small and grand experiences of God, there is the devotion of love and the humility of faith.


Friday January 18, 2013
We have always known that God is capable of surprise, but we gather each week to remember that it can happen.

A Prayerful Resolve

Friday January 04, 2013
With our thoughts gravitating towards beginning again this year, we begin with a prayerful resolve.

Christ Will Arrive

Thursday December 13, 2012
How do we find meaning in the waiting of Advent?


Thursday November 29, 2012
The waiting of Advent slows us down, but the rush towards Christmas speeds us up. How can we pause and reflect on the coming of Christ?

Look Again

Friday November 16, 2012
We look again to see the eternal in the midst of the temporary.

Without Knowing

Thursday November 01, 2012
There are questions that we cannot answer. How do we search for answers, and how do we hold onto questions, discovering faith in what we do not know?

The Work of Faith

Thursday October 18, 2012
The basic actions of our faith can change how we see ourselves.


Friday October 05, 2012
When we become different people, even in small ways, we must accept ourselves as different people.

Even Titus

Saturday September 22, 2012
We begin to see evidence of grace when we see Titus.

Anonymous, but Extraordinary

Friday September 07, 2012
As we look around the church, we find people who serve so diligently and quietly, leading the way without ever calling attention to themselves.

A Curious Creature

Friday August 17, 2012
In looking into the past, we can even surprise ourselves, discovering our faults and mistakes, so we must learn to face our guilt, but then to let it go.

Sealed with Conviction

Thursday August 02, 2012
Whenever grace begins to mature, it grows through conviction into the empathy of love.

Measured Faith

Friday July 20, 2012
There is cause for concern whenever vanity stands close to grace, for the measure of our faith is skewed.

Find A Tree

Friday July 06, 2012
We strive to live at the center of our lives as opposed to the edges by finding a tree, which guides our days.

Laboring With A Shovel

Friday June 22, 2012
The solemn rest of worship can become disconnected from the labors of the week, even the work of the weekend. The work of grace, though, happens all of the time.

Lost My Keys

Friday June 08, 2012
As we travel along the journey of faith, we continue to become the people that God has created and called us to be.

It is Never Easy

Friday May 25, 2012
How do we confront the inherent challenge of living with reverence and integrity?


Friday May 11, 2012
Whenever we turn through the pages of yesterday, sifting through what is old, do we find something new to reclaim?

An Odd Math

Friday April 27, 2012
What happens when the value of one is more than the whole?

The Fear of Easter

Friday April 13, 2012
At the precipice of a new beginning, we celebrate the chance at a fresh start, but there is also fear that is lurking, as we begin again.

Silence: Friend or Foe?

Friday March 30, 2012
In the frantic pace of each day, what shall we say about the practice of silence?

An Unlikely Pair

Friday March 16, 2012
Scripture has a keen interest in unlikely pairs, and one of those pairs is the relationship between reverence and curiosity.

It Can Be Quiet

Friday March 02, 2012
As we walk through this season of Lent, we are reminded that temptation can be quiet.

Walking to the Pulpit

Friday February 17, 2012
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin.

Grace Within the Noise

Friday February 03, 2012
We are to listen for the sounds of grace, the melody of hospitality and the rhythm of mercy, but the noise surrounding us makes this difficult. We seek the sounds of grace despite the noise because the love of God beckons us to sing.

Weathering Storms

Tuesday January 24, 2012
How do we weather the storms of life?

Video by The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

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Tripp Martin: Leaning into God

Monday July 22, 2013
In his video reflection, Tripp Martin reminds us that life is fragile, full of joy and fear, but that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses who encourage us on in faith.