Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez is pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los Angeles.
He served from 2006 to 2018 as pastor of our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City,
Fr. Gil made his first promises to the Paulist Fathers on August 5, 1989.
He was ordained a priest on May 13, 1995.
He has served as pastor at St. Sebastian Church in Los Angeles and St. Cyril of Alexandria Church in Tucson, AZ.
Prior to these assignments, Fr. Gil was director of campus ministry at the University of California at Berkeley. His other assignments were at the Saint Jude Cancer Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, and associate director of the Paulist Center in Boston.
A native of El Paso, TX, Fr, Gil was reared in California. He completed a bachelor of science degree in conservation of natural resources from the University of California at Berkeley.
He worked for seven years as a National Park Service Ranger at Grand Canyon and Big Bend National Parks before joining the Paulist novitiate.