Chosen as one of Texas’s Top Ten Teachers by the University of Texas last year, Martha Singleton 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.
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.
Last year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association called on Martha and her husband, 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.
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.