About

 

International speaker, teacher and missiologist, Martin Goldsmith is a Jewish Christian who trained as a Russian interpreter. He and his wife Elizabeth spent ten years as missionaries in South East Asia, and were involved from the start with All Nations Christian College.

Martin Goldsmith trained in the Royal Navy as a Russian interpreter and has done studies in Russian Political Thought. After his studies at Oxford University he did theology in Bristol and then served for ten years with OMF in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Thailand. With Elizabeth they then had 24 years on the staff of All Nations Christian College and also developed a wide speaking, teaching and preaching ministry both around Britain and in many countries in all continents. Martin and Elizabeth are open to invitations both in UK and overseas.
Elizabeth was born in China, was in a Japanese prison camp during the second World War, did Household Science at London University and then with Martin had ten years working with OMF, taught at All Nations Christian College and is now a Lay Minister in the Anglican church. She shares in Martin’s speaking ministry.
Both Elizabeth and Martin have written several books.
 
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19 Comments

19 thoughts on “About

  1. Lovely to see you here, congratulations! I hope you find it brings you a whole new dimension to your ministry.

  2. Aldo Finetti

    God Bless you for your example Sir, may God multiply his Grace, Favor and Peace over you.

  3. Graham Orr

    Great to see you here, may God bless you richly over Christmas

  4. Hi Martin & Elizabeth
    So pleased to read about you on this page.
    I’m Yee Lin Chan from Kluang and now residing in Brisbane, Australia. Met you at the Kluang Presbyterian Church in the 60’s. Was very much blessed by you.
    Do you remember me? Please email me – linteo1@gmail.com
    We have started a group “Kluang Friends” on Facebook where we post our photos of Kluang friends as well as activities in the Kluang church of yester years.
    Do keep in touch.
    Blessings
    Yee Lin

  5. How nice to see you on this =) Trust you are keeping well. Much love and prayers from us in Kota Kinabalu. Michael & Elizabeth Aggie

  6. richardsh

    HI. Martin. Richard and Monica is with me now. He will be sharing shortly in my church. Hope to catch up with you soon. Maybe in December 2014 when I will be in UK. Do drop by in Ipoh if you happen to come to Malaysia. God bless you. Dr Tai, Ipoh

  7. Daesuk

    How lovely to see you, Lord is gracious and good to us all whom deserves all the glory! Thank you for all your hard work. Lots of love. Daesuk

  8. andrea klopper

    Great to see your smiling faces on my screen here in Tianjin!! You are an inspiration.

  9. Martin,

    Great to see your still well. I think often of our time together in Moscow in 2001 helping the beleivers from the Cacasus area and when you came to speak at Wayzata Free Church. Amy and I are in Florida now. I still think often of your words to us that we must ask “What makes Jesus Good News?”

    We are teaching youth at 1st Presb. Church of Lake Placid, FL. Love to hear from you.

    Blessings,

    Scott

  10. taojing

    Hi! Doctor Goldsmith and Elizabeth,I am TaoJing (you can call me Lydia too) from LanZhou China. I am so grateful to see you and know you and your ministries more here,although it is not so easy to connect this website at first in china.
    as your age I should treat you as my grandfather and grandmother,which is kind of respectful in Chinese culture to elder people, maybe it is different in western culture.
    I feel so fortunated to read the book you bring to us “tell us a story” by John & Edith Bell in English, I think this book is a precious material about china and Gansu church history written by missionaries who lived and worked at that time and the places,to be honest, I red it for very long time for the unfamiliar new words and my low level English. But it really made me know many real history and give me examples and encouragement .
    We are so thankful for your visiting china church, especially in Gansu Lanzhou,TianShui and other places in your high ages(respect to elder people too),and you always bring challenges and inspirations to us which are so helpful, our coworkers are so interested about your lecture topic, they want to know more,so thank you very much.

  11. Richard Broadhurst

    Dear Martin, I have just got a copy of your highly recommended book ‘Beyond beards & burqas’ – God bless you.
    Richard Broadhurst

  12. Wirot Khwantong

    Dear Martin,
    How nice to see you on facebook. I am so glad to be in touch with you if you don’t mind. I still remember my good time at ANCC with you and your wife.
    May the Lord bless you and your ministry.

    Sincerely,

    Wirot

  13. Lydia Gladstone

    We are on our way to visit friends in Greenport, on eastern LI. Symphony Space/XM is on and suddenly, so were you, which reminded me to try to contact you. I recently read your book ‘The Inextinguishable Symphony’. My mother also escaped Germany in 1940 with her mother. Ironically, the Hitler-Stalin non-aggression pact made it possible to leave via the eastern route. That’s a story also being written by an author friend of ours. But when I read your book, there were ‘connections’. My great-grandmother was Goldschmidt like your family AND my grandparents lived in Düsseldorf, where my mother was born. They then moved to Frankfurt-am-Main. It may just be coincidence, but then again, perhaps not. Thank you for reading this.

  14. RODNEY RADCLIFFE

    Dear Martin and Elizabeth

    I finished reading the 6 books purchased, written by both yourself and Elizabeth, at the recent Stewards Fellowship week-end about three weeks ago. Such an inspiration and so full of testimony for learning, covering your joint experiences and in different religions/cultures. Insights shared will be such a help for forward relationships, sharing and witness. All our thanks for the hard work you have both undertaken to provide the gems for us all. It was great to meet you and to receive all that we did through you at the recent Stewards Fellowship week-end. That and your books, with depth of sharing, historical contexts, and perspectives through generations have provided me with some of the richest, truths and insights to date, covering family too. Now, with your two daughters, as leaders of the Revelation church in Horsham, with your son in law too being a co founder, the blessings are being spread that much further birthing so much more in ways you would not have chosen or imagined. You son will be next in God’s best plan, when circumstances change for him in due time. Thank you for all you are and have given.

    much love, thanks and appreciation from us – Rodney and Judy (Radcliffe)

  15. June Murdock

    Dear Elizabeth & Martin, thank you so much for your beautiful, & very interesting, news letter. My goodness, if you do all this when you are retired, what did you do when you were both working full time. You are an amazing couple, & I am so fortunate to have met you. Love & miss you very much. May the Lord continue to bless you both & give you more strength to do His Will. I will come & see you again one day. The Salvation Army in Ware is very few in number now & I would think it will close in the near future, which is very sad. Hope to keep in touch with you now on my iPad. God bless you both. June xxx

  16. David & Debbie Bryant

    Hello Martyn and Elizabeth

    Apologies for not being in touch. Our yahoo email was hacked and consequently we cannot access your updates. Our new email is addressed provided (similar to previous emal). We have also moved within Frinton-on-Sea (now nearer the beach).Found memories of your visit to the Frinton Mission.

    Hope you are well.

    Warm regards

    David & Debbie Bryant

  17. Anna Bortsova

    Hi, Martin. It is good to see you on this page. I am Anna, your translator in Kazakhstan (unbeliever at that time), and now a missionary in Canada.
    It would be lovely to see each other again

  18. Elizabeth Lochhead (nee Fergusson)

    Been thinking of you so much lately, remembering Packy at All Souls in the 60’s. I met you YEARS ago in Singapore when you must have been at 2 Cluny Rd. I now live in Malta.

  19. Stafford Allen

    finally got to see your blog… and your lovely faces!

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