Bruce W. Martin

Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, and Advocate

Bruce is the Founder and President of “Invest Your Life Ministries.” IYLM is a gospel-centered speaking, writing, coaching and conference ministry that helps people figure out their life mission and invest their life in the things that matter most to God. ( He’s the author of “Desperate For Hope” published in 2012 by Baker Publishing Group – Revell Division. ( He’s also the founding pastor of Westside Community Church, an urban multicultural congregation in Huntsville, Alabama and co-founder of The CornerStone Initiative, a non-profit community development organization that serves the under-resourced. An inspirational keynote speaker for conferences and seminars, his energetic and entertaining style is engaging to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. (

Breakout Session

Identity Crisis: Why who you are is more important than what you do.

This is a talk on understanding true identity and significance in Christ. We're not significant or important because of what we do. We're important because of who we are and we bring that import to everything we do. This helps writers and speakers focus less on sales and numbers, and more on walking with God, letting Him develop our character, and enjoying being His kids!


15-Minute Appointments:

Bruce is an established writer, speaker, counselor, and author of Desperate For Hope. He'll be taking one-to-one appointments with aspiring writers and speakers who want to take the next step in their ministry. He specializes in helping people find their voice, pick a lane to serve in, and love others well. He's also available if you just need a little encouragement and prayer!