On the spring afternoon in 1965 when 13-year-old Marty Goetz stood at the bimah of Cleveland’s Temple on the Heights for his bar-mitzvah and solemnly sang the ancient words of the Torah, no one–least of all Marty–could have envisioned that some twenty years later he would still be singing to God, this time as the featured performer at Billy Graham’s 1992 Rally in Central Park.
Born again towards on the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Marty has imprinted his unique quality of musical and lyrical interpretation on an impressive collection of modern-day psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. He has ministered before congregations as diverse as Jack Hayford’s Church on the Way, Coral Gables Presbyterian, Chicago’s historic Moody Church, David Wilkerson’s Times square Church, and the First Baptist Church of Kingston, New York. A regular at Greg Laurie’s Riverside and Costa Mesa Church’s as well as featured at his Harvest Crusades, Marty’s powerful vocals and dimensional piano are transforming and unforgettable.
He collaborated with Andrea Hunter (along with artists Wendell Burton, Roger Thrower, and Cindy Epstein, among others) on both the album and musical version of Intercessor, an intercessory prayer meeting set to a dramatic and diverse musical score, and one of the best selling and most widely distributed independent albums of the eighties. He also wrote, sang and played on Healing Presence, an album produced by Andrea Hunter for the AIDS Resource Ministry to benefit those with AIDS and HIV.