Martha’s Vineyard is a place where critical care families can go for rest, meals, support and friendship.  This ministry house was created to honor an amazing Woman of God, Martha Rouse.  Please pray that God will bless this ministry as it continues to grow.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

For more information, please contact Dennis and Marty Tackett: Your Resident Servants! 

Dennis and Marty 2015

Martha’s Vineyard Pensacola
111 Euclid Street
Pensacola, FL 32503

(850) 469-1466

(850) 287-2144 is my cell.  Call for availability


8 responses to “About

  1. Tony

    Looks like your vision is coming to fruition ! God is good ! !
    Congratulations and God Bless you and Dennis.
    Keep us posted as the progress continues. We’ll be praying for your ministry and those whose lives you come in to contact with…


  2. Steve Rouse

    Good work… I hope Volunteers are helping you out. A lot of folks ask but a lot are unsure what to do or how to help. Please list ways that people can help. Steve Rouse….

  3. Butch and Gretchen

    We are praying for your ministry and want you to be blessed by God in all things. Tell Dennis that it did not pop up with the way he told us . I think maybe the LLC is important to the link to find you. We will keep in touch and know we care.

  4. vicki campbell

    This is great…friend of Dennis from work…hope to help you with awareness

  5. Butch and Gretchen

    Just want you to know we really want to come over and help. Butch said when Kairos 12 is over there is nothing on our shedule. I hope to come over and serve somehow! Please let us know what we can do and when!

  6. I can’t say enough good things about Martha’s Vineyard and Marty and Dennis Tackett, and all the great friends who support them. On January 3rd, 2011, my husband Ken fell gravely ill with pneumonia while we were vacationing in Florida, and spent the entire month of January in Sacred Heart of Pensacola’s Adult Critical Care Unit (and an additional three weeks in the hospital in Ohio, where we live). In the beginning, there were doubts that he would survive, but when Marty and Dennis took me in (and gave beds to my daughter and son while they were there), they immediately put Ken on every prayer list they could reach (which eventually reached across the nation, I understand). We prayed together, and they made an unimaginable ordeal so much easier for us to bear.

    I’m happy to say Ken has made an almost complete recovery (he just needs to build up his stamina, but otherwise he’s back to normal), and I attribute that not only to the excellent care of his doctors and nurses, but to the many heartfelt prayers that were sent for his sake. I must also mention Sean Latham, who told us a story one night in the Tacketts’ kitchen, only weeks before he passed away, detailing his encounter with God. Perhaps, where he is, he knows how much it affected me, as I often doubt so much.

    I pray that Martha’s Vineyard will continue doing the good work it does. I’ll pray for Marty and Dennis Tackett too, but they don’t need my prayers as they’ve already earned their place in Heaven.

    Also, Dennis, don’t banish the dogs to the trailer. Lots of people are dog people (I love your kitties, too), and they and the kitties are a wonderful comfort to people in distress.

  7. Samantha

    I learned about your house today from a lady who stayed with her family in your house last week. She spoke so highly of your ministry. Thank you!

  8. My son Jerry was injured in a horrific car accident in Foley, Alabama on September 29, 2013. He had a traumatic brain injury, a broken neck, a spinal cord injury, a compound break and crushed right wrist and arm, severed arteries, two fingers almost severed, a broken right hip, an injury to his scrotum, a torn colon, a nick to his liver, a nick to his spleen, kidney damage and a host of other internal injuries. Jerry was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

    Jerry’s sister Tracy and I live northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. As soon as we got the call September 30th, we left our homes at 3:00 am headed to Pensacola, not expecting Jerry to be alive when we got there. When we arrived at Sacred Heart, Jerry was on a breathing machine and had already had surgery on his neck and spinal cord, his internal injuries and his right arm. The doctors were all doom and gloom when they talked to us.

    Tracy and I slept in the SICU waiting room and after 3 days we so badly needed our hair washed and a shower. The social worker told us about Martha’s Vineyard. It was a house a couple of miles from the hospital that was run by a husband and wife for families far from home with a loved one in the hospital. That description was not even close!! I really didn’t want to leave the hospital but my daughter told me that if I was going to stay in Pensacola (and we knew that it was going to be a long stay) that we should check it out.

    I called Martha’s Vineyard that afternoon and Tracy and I went there to see what it was about. I stayed at Martha’s Vineyard from that day, October 2, 2013 until I left last Friday, December 6, 2013.

    Martha’s Vineyard is not just a house. It is a beautiful home and Marty and Dennis Tackett aren’t just a married couple living there. They were my angels on earth. I talked to my daughter everyday and she held me up but Marty and Dennis and their home were also there for me everyday. I had a clean bed to sleep in. I had a clean bathroom and all the food that I could eat. They listened to mine and Jerry’s problems and triumphs every night and every morning over coffee or supper. They became my friends and now they are like family. When my car was in the shop for two weeks, Marty carried me back and forth in her car. My car was suppose to be ready three days before Thanksgiving. It wasn’t ready the day before Thanksgiving and Marty MADE me take her personal car and go home for Thanksgiving. I saw Marty be the Taxi for other people staying there that didn’t have transportation. Dennis was always asking if there was anything that they could do for me or anything that I needed. I had everything that I needed and more.

    Jerry checked out of the nursing home in Pensacola today, October 11 and went to live with his girlfriend in Foley. He is walking. He is eating with his left hand. All of his organs are working great. He will need surgery on his eyes and Marty told me to check with them if I come down for the surgery and maybe they will have a room. You can bet that if I go back to Pensacola anytime, I will see my family Marty and Dennis Tackett. Without them and Martha’s Vineyard, I don’t know how I would have been able to be there with Jerry through everything.

    GOD is GREAT!! He let me keep my son and he healed my son and he kept me well and sane. He also gave me Martha’s Vineyard and Marty and Dennis Tackett and for all of this I am gratefull. God is with you my friends in your quest to care for people like Jerry, Tracy and I. I Love You Both, Neva

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