Herschel Martindale has been a Pastor for over 50 years. He was licensed as a Minister in San Antonio, Texas in 1952. He pastored churches in Oklahoma and then moved to Houston, Texas as a Pastor in 1960. He first planted a church in Houston in 1962 and has planted other churches since. His International interest began by taking mission teams to Mexico. In 1983, he was asked by a friend to take a trip around the world. Herschel says, “My life has never been the same since then.” in 1984, he took five men that he was training to Europe to survey five countries of Western Europe. Upon leaving, he said, ”I know that God is going to let us come back to Europe.” That year he was asked to become Director of International Ministries for Great Commission Association of churches. He regularly traveled overseas, especially in Asia, focusing in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan. In 1989, he was asked to begin planting churches in Europe, where he helped start Churches in Germany, Ukraine, Italy, Poland and helped churches also in Holland and Spain. Herschel retired from the Europe ministry, and now is full time International Consultant for GCC-USA and working much in the Dominican Republic.
He and Mardean, his wife, have been married 60 years. They have four wonderful children, 18 grand children, and 18 great grand children. Herschel graduated from Oklahoma Central State University with a degree in music. He has pursued other studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and also language studies at Houston Baptist University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Texas.