Colby Martin

Meet Colby

As one of the Co-Pastors here at Sojourn, I’m thrilled you’re reading this, stalking our church before you visit. It’s cool, everyone does it. Come find us on a Sunday morning sometime, though. We’d love to meet you!

Here at Sojourn

On Sunday mornings, I drive our van full of stuff and help load it in the school. From there, it's mixed bag of sometimes helping with sound & media, or playing on the worship band, or helping get the chairs and decor setup. Most Sundays I deliver a sermon or facilitate a discussion. Beyond that, I partner with my wife (Kate) and the rest of this beautiful team to develop and chase the vision of what this church can be and do.

Outside Sojourn

I love to write. My first book, "UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality," came out in 2016 and I blog over at In 2017, Kate and I started a podcast for progressive Christians, "The Kate and Colby Show." 

Why I Love This Church

For years I have dreamt of planting a church, but it wasn't until meeting the people of Sojourn that I realized just how desperately I wanted to plant this church. I am convinced this world needs more love, grace, mercy, hope and peace. And the Way of Jesus compels me like no other. To create a faith community that is progressive in its thinking and also firmly rooted in a faith and love of Jesus? Sublime.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Movies: Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Inside Out, Ocean's Eleven
Books: Unapologetic, Love Wins, Daring Greatly, A New Kind of Christian
Blogs: Richard Beck, Glennon Doyle Melton, John Pavlovitz, Kristen Howerton
Podcasts: Freakonomics, This American Life, The Robcast, The Kate and Colby Show

Connect With Me

Email - Facebook - Twitter - Blog

Meet the Rest of the Team