Pastor and Sister Turner were elected to the pastorate of Powells Grove Pentecostal Church on June 18, 2007.
Pastor Ronnie Turner, a native of South Carolina, joined the United States Army and served honorably during the Vietnam War. While stationed in El Paso, Texas he met and married Marian Arrambide.
After being discharged from the military, the Turners returned to his native South Carolina. There at the age of 26, Brother Turner was gloriously filled with the Holy Ghost. Shortly, thereafter Sister Turner also received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Adding to their joy and happiness a son, Ronnie Lee Turner Jr, was also added to their family only a few months later.
Brother Turner soon felt his call to the ministry. He answered the call and began to work for the Lord. For nine years he served as a lay preacher and then as an evangelist and pastor in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).
The Turners’ lives were forever changed in 1989 when they received the wonderful revelation of the Mighty God in Christ and were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. The Turners began attending the United Pentecostal Church of Bastrop, Louisiana pastored by Rev. A.J. Fulton.
In 1991, Brother Turner began to attend Living Way Apostolic Church (West Monroe, LA) where he worked under the leadership of Bishop Carl Shurte. In 1997, the Turners returned to the evangelistic field, traveling and preaching for 10 years.
During those years as an evangelist, Brother Turner often preached at Powells Grove and was always used mightily of God. In 2007, he was elected to serve as the church’s pastor. In the years following, Brother Turner has relentlessly preached the importance of prayer, the grace of God, and the life changing power of the Holy Ghost. Sister Turner is a faithful and godly woman, a helpmate to her husband, a mentor to many, and one who is constantly organizing, promoting, and pushing the work of God in the church.
The church has experienced a spiritual revival under the leadership of a godly pastor, learning indeed to believe the promise that God has given – “I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding” (Jeremiah 3:15).