As a teenager, Leo Ingram joined Pastor Martinson’s congregation. As a college-educated adult, he became the associate pastor of the same church.
Since Lynette and Wendell Martinson married, she has been a dedicated wife, mother and nurse, as well as an active participant in her husband’s ministry.
Fay Nutt, a preacher's daughter, walked away from the church as an adult. Her work as Pastor Martinson's church secretary changed her mind.
Deirdre Littleton grew up in Oxford. She recently divorced her husband of 15 years, and now lives alone with her teenaged son.
Zina Jacinto is an active member of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church. She's known as something of an eccentric with a fondness for cats.
Emmett Sanford married his college girlfriend when she got pregnant. Their marriage broke up years later after Emmett admitted cheating on her.
Joey Kemp is a member of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church and is Zina Jacinto's adoptive cousin.
Reverend Gideon Horner moved to his wife's hometown of Oxford nearly 20 years ago and has been a pastor at Trinity Church ever since.
Liam Sanford is the only child of Emmett Sanford and Deirdre Littleton. Liam grew up in the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church, but stopped going last year.
Justine Osborne was born and raised in Jackson, MS, and moved to Oxford a few years ago to help care for an ailing family member.