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Greg & Martha Singleton's Bio:
Martha and Greg Singleton have, for more than 30 years, met the challenges of balancing successful professional careers in journalism and marketing while raising a faith-filled family. Together, they creatively share their experiences and insights on family life at conferences, seminars, workshops, churches of various denominations, schools, organizations, and businesses.

The couple resides in San Antonio and has two adult children.

Martha and Greg Singleton have, for 30 years, met the challenges of balancing successful careers and raising a faith-filled family, and in the process, have gained some valuable insights.

Chosen as one of Texas’s Top Ten Teachers by the University of Texas last year, Martha was also named by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and the Wall Street Journal as one of four Distinguished Newspaper Advisers in America in 2007. Since 1972, Martha has built some of the nation’s most highly acclaimed scholastic journalism programs.

Her former students have gone on to top positions with major collegiate publications as well as city newspapers, television and radio news desks, and magazines across the United States. Other former students are advertising executives, graphic designers, a television screenwriter, the media director for the Houston Rockets NBA team, and an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News.

Martha is a past recipient of the Edith Fox King Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service to Texas Journalism Education, and served as the president of the Texas Association of Journalism Educators. Martha was appointed to the Texas State Textbook Selection Committee, and was nominated to the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in the Education category. She is a noted speaker at journalism conferences and workshops across the country, including Columbia University’s annual scholastic journalism convention. She also serves on the Board of Judges for Columbia University’s scholastic press association.

The Singletons have been featured speakers at family life conferences, seminars, workshops, churches of various denominations, schools, organizations and businesses. They creatively share their experiences and insights with pragmatism and humor. Their gifts and unique abilities as communicators have been demonstrated in their own home church and in other churches throughout the region, where, through the years, they have been called upon to direct ministries for middle schoolers, high schoolers, collegians, singles and young families, and serve as pastors and ministers of music.

Last year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association called on Martha and Greg to initiate the organization’s ministry to parents at the Franklin Graham Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. In December, FamilyLife Today, hosted by Dr. Dennis Rainey, broadcast a two-part interview with the Singletons that aired on over 900 radio stations around the world.

Their first book, Setting Up Stones: A Parents Guide to Making Your Home a Place of Worship, was released by New Hope Publishers in 2008. It redefines worship in light of today’s world, and presents practical examples and specific activities that parents can use to involve their family in dynamic, relevant worship; moving beyond the quickly-read daily thought to engaging, entertaining exercises that captivate the whole family. This year, New Hope will release the Singletons’ second book, Let It Shine!: Partnering with God to Raise World Changers.

Perhaps the most significant validation of Greg and Martha’s ministry to families are the résumés of their own children. Anne is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, with a degree in education. She teaches high school theater arts in San Antonio, Texas. Anne is married to Robbie Bridges, Children’s and Family Ministry pastor at River City Community Church in San Antonio, and takes an active role alongside him in ministry to students. Annie and Robbie are the parents of one-year-old Josiah, Greg and Martha’s first grandchild.

Their son, Matt, holds a master’s degree in education from Baylor University. While he attended Baylor, he was also on the pastoral staff at University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Matt’s affiliation with Fellowship of Christian Athletes has afforded him numerous opportunities to speak in churches and at youth rallies and youth camps. He teaches high school English, and is also planting a church in urban San Antonio.

“From the beginning, we determined to build our home and relationship on biblical principles, striving to practically apply them through the days, weeks and years,” Martha said. “And, our children, by God’s grace, have chosen to join us in the journey.”