Rene Martinez formally known as “Level” is a specialist serving the youth involved in gangs. He is based out of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Rene, is a pillar in his community and dedicates himself to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the inner cities of Miami-Dade and other parts of the USA. He is a living witness of what God pulled him from, preaching repentance and remission of sins in the name of Jesus Christ. Rene is a father and a devoted husband; he loves his family strongly and always puts the Lord Jesus Christ first.
However, putting Jesus Christ first was not always the case for Rene, though. As a youth, he didn’t have a father figure in his home and his mom wasn’t involved as well. It was not easy for Rene and he turned to the streets at a very young age in search of 'family'. In fact, Rene Level Martinez grew up around witchcraft, drugs, gangs and violence, ultimately leading him to make wrong decisions in life. He was initiated into the neighborhood gang at the tender age of 13 and found himself fighting for his life at 14 years of age when he and his friends crashed in a high-speed chase. He almost lost his life. In spite of this devastating experience, Rene didn’t learn his lesson, he continued to affiliate himself in the gang world.
An experience impacting Rene greatly was finding his mom almost dead after trying to commit suicide for a second time; it was a time when they were homeless. Shortly afterwards, his mom turned to the Lord Jesus and repented from all of her sins. She then began to pray for her son's salvation. However, Rene wanted nothing to do with God and continued on the streets and became the leader of a gang by at the young age of 17. He faced death many times. Hospitals, jail cells & funerals were a normal encounter for this young man & almost all his childhood friends were killed or are in prison till this day.
Anger and uncontrollable rage led Rene to start to fight like a pit bull in the underground bare knuckle circuit of Miami Dade, where people came and placed bets on fighters. His buzz became so big that he was offered a pro MMA contract. He left bareknuckle fighting circuit as an undefeated fighter. As a pro MMA fighter , Rene won the respect of national and international audiences. But one fateful night he had an amazing personal encounter with Jesus Christ and got baptized according to Acts2:38. That moment changed Rene's life forever and he would never be the same! God sent him back to the streets on a specific mission taking a powerful message to the most dangerous neighborhoods of Miami Dade, Florida; God's request was to tell His people to repent and turn to Him.
Rene Level Martinez has traveled to many places taking God's message of Acts2:38 to other cities like South Central Los Angeles, Chino-California, Bronx- NY, Patterson NJ, Houston-Texas, New Orleans-Louisiana and many more. He brings the gospel to the streets. Rene's amazing transformation has been featured by many television and radio mediums. He has extensive experience working with gang involved individuals and he is a true living testimony, a man who brings hope to the hopeless.