Our Team

Bruce W. Martin

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.

Nicole Knaupp

Nicole Knaupp

Board Member & Staff Writer

Hey there! I’m Nicole. I’m so glad you’ve decided to stop by IYLM! No matter where we find ourselves, there’s always an open door to join God in His work. I work as an Executive Assistant at an engineering firm in Huntsville, AL, but I know that every day is an opportunity to serve Jesus Christ. I enjoy cooking (eating), writing, reading, coffee, music, and the outdoors. I currently lead Bible Study for and mentor a group of teenage girls and love it.  My favorite Scripture is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” It’s an extraordinary reminder that God takes what is ours and gives what is His. Be blessed and be a blessing!  
 Marie Griffith

Marie Griffith

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

Wendy Booth

Wendy Booth

Speaking Coordinator

Hi, my name is Wendy Booth. I’m a free spirit who loves to taste and see that the Lord is good. I love to encourage others to find their hope in Christ and to live out of the giftedness that God has uniquely equipped them with. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 34 years and have two children and 6 grandchildren! I’ve been a Realtor for the last 12 years, selling property just outside of The Great Smoky Mountains.   My favorite verse is Psalms 121:1 “I will lift my eyes into the hills from where does my help come from. My help comes from the maker of Heaven and Earth.” It reminds me I can’t do this life without Him and I don’t want to. My life mission is simple: Love God and love others!
Tammy Hayes

Tammy Hayes

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!

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