Martin Palmer is currently the Minister of Music of the Open Arms Christian Fellowship Church in Jacksonville FL. He is an anointed musician, singer and a prolific writer/arranger who has dedicated his gifts for the kingdom. His gifts and talents have afforded him many opportunities.
At a very young age Palmer Led a group of singers to win the regional KFC Gospel Music competition as the best gospel ensemble. He has shared the stage with gospel icons such as Pastor Shirley Caesar, Andre Crouch, Edwin Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Bobby Jones, the Reverend Al Green and Fred Hammond and Commissioned. He has served as a musician for the Freedom Theatre Repertoire Black Nativity under the direction of Daryl Washington, brother of the late Grover Washington, Jr., and has toured Europe four consecutive years as music director for a gospel music production written by the legendary Johnny Thompson.
Palmer was given an opportunity to arrange a gospel style version of the Action News theme song, “Move Closer to Your World”, and he and a group of singers performed the song in a televised commercial for WPVI-TV 6ABC. This group also performed in the star-studded WPVI-TV 50th Anniversary Celebration on Channel 6. When the Disney station brought the Lion King to Philadelphia, Palmer and his group performed the “Circle of Life” along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the 6ABC/Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Palmer is also a producer and co-writer of two original Gospel Musicals entitled “In Due Season” and “Tragedy to Triumph” that performed to sold-out audience’s.
Palmer’s most recent accomplishment is the release of his self-produced album entitled “My Season.” Which showcases his vocal styling and unique writing and arranging abilities. This album is rich in traditional gospel roots with a contemporary flare; which masterfully bridges the gap between the traditional and contemporary sound while delivering soul stirring messages of hope, praise and worship. His passion is simply to use all his God given gifts and talents to bring Glory to the creator and edify the body of Christ.