Bruce W. Martin
Board Member & President and CEO
Hey, I’m Bruce! I’m the founder and CEO of Invest Your Life Ministries. I’ve been a pastor, Bible teacher, speaker and counselor for over 22 years now and one of my greatest joys is helping people just like you figure out what you do best and invest your life in what matters most! One of my favorite Scriptures is 2 Thess. 1:11, “We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.” I’m also the author of “Desperate For Hope” and the co-founder of The CornerStone Initiative. I’ve been married for 33 years and have one son. I’m an avid outdoorsman and have backpacked over 1,500 miles in the Appalachians and the High Sierras.
Board Member & Staff Writer
Content Director, IYLM Coach, Bible Teacher & Staff Writer
Hello, I’m Marie. I believe we have opportunities every day to live like it matters….at home, in our neighborhoods, at our jobs, in the grocery store and at the bank. We can invest our lives right where we are. I am married with three children and work full-time as an accountant for a commercial construction company in Decatur. I teach a small group for women and serve in other areas at the church where my family and I attend. Running has become one of my favorite ways to stay active and recently I ran my first Spartan Race. I love Romans 6:13 in the Message. “Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—into God’s way of doing things.” Check out my Live Like it Matters Challenges and other topics on my website: mariegriffith.blog.
Speaker and Staff Writer
Hey, I’m Tammy Hayes. I’m the mother of four teens-20s, a mid-life ex-wife with a God-story in the making, an educator for 30 years, and currently serving as a middle school principal. Besides hanging out around young people, I lead a middle school Bible study, read as much strong literature as I can get my hands on, write blogs and stories, and have a crazy passion for all things foodie! God’s story for me is evolving into one of bravery in the midst of unexpected and devastating loss, a call back to my first love, Jesus, and a strong belief in God’s redemption of all we think is forever lost or broken! I am thrilled to join the IYLM team as a staff writer and speaker and I’m looking forward to fulfilling His mission as we pursue and enjoy Him!