"To help people experience a life changing relationship through Jesus Christ."
"To help people experience a life changing relationship through Jesus Christ."
About the Bible
We believe the Bible is inspired by God and that His Spirit directed men to write His words; therefore, we believe that it contains no errors. (See 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Christian and that He provides the power for living a life that pleases God. The Holy Spirit guides the believer to what is true and strengthens him to resist what is not from God. The Holy Spirit gives every believer spiritual gifts for the building up of the church. We are filled by the Holy Spirit when we yield to God's authority in our life and ask Him to fill us. (See Romans 12:1- 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-13; Ephesians 5:18)
About the Christian Life
We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obeying God's commands as found in the Bible and by yielding daily to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. (See Philippians 1:20-26; John 14:23-24; Romans 12:1-3)
About Water Baptism
We believe that baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. (Acts 16:31-34, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1.9-10, 1 John 2.3, Acts 2.38-41, Acts 8.12, Acts 10.47-48, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 6:3-5)
We believe that there is only one God who exists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10- 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
We believe that all people are created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sin, rebelling against God's will. Therefore, a person is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his or her own effort alone. (See Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ will live eternally with God and that those who have not placed their faith in Jesus will live eternally without God. (See Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:1-15; Revelation 21:8)
We believe that communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is an expression of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. Two thousand years later, we regularly observe the act of consuming bread and wine (juice) as a community for the exact same reason—to remember our Savior, who sacrificed Himself for our sins. (Matthew 26:26-28, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
We believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, that He is both God and man, that He never sinned, and that He performed miracles. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead so that sins can be forgiven. Jesus is now with the Father in heaven but will someday return to earth in power and glory. (See John 1:1; Philippians 2:5-6; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Matthew 28:6; Acts 1:9-11)
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, only those who place their faith in Jesus' sacrifice on the cross will be saved. When a person believes in Jesus, God-the Holy Spirit, gives that person a brand new life-he or she is born anew. (See Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13- 15; Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 4:6)
About the Church
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the Church are those who have placed their faith in Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world. (See Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:18-20)
We believe that a person who is experiencing a life changing relationship through Jesus Christ will:
“[I pray]... that you may know Him better [personally].” Ephesians 1:17–18
[I pray]... that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened [focused and clear].” Ephesians 1:17–18
“[I pray]... that you may know the hope to which He has called you.” Ephesians 1:17–18
Make A Difference.
“[I pray]... that you may grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life He has for His followers [in his holy people].” Ephesians 1:17–18
Come as you are
Turning Point Church really has been a dream that has been playing out in the back of our minds and hearts for years. We've been very fortunate to be a part of some great life giving churches during our lives while also having the chance to serve with some incredible leaders. It’s out of those experiences and relationships that we began to ask, ‘why couldn't we do that?’ It’s with that question where God began to put the desire in us and the dream to help build a church that was life giving.
For the past 29 years of ministry we have been involved in various roles of serving within the local church and overseas in Latin America. My role at Turning Point is to provide overall vision and direction to the mission of our church. I also serve as the primary communicator during our weekend services. I've been married to my beautiful wife, Keisa for 29 years and we have four great kids; Aaron, Ellie, Christian and Karinna. For fun I like to hang out with my kids, watch sports, watch movies, read, and run. Of course college football rules and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are my team.
Kids Ministry Director
Keisa grew up in the Midwest but spent most of her life in Quito Ecuador as a missionary kid. Her experiences on the mission field and in life have led to her love for kids and families.
Keisa serves Turning Point by providing vision and direction to our kids ministry and by helping parents. Keisa and Steve met back in college and are quickly approaching 29 years of marriage. She is the proud mom of four kids; Aaron, Elianna, Christian and Karinna. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, drinking a good cup of coffee and watching movies.
As Operations Director, Ryan focuses on our volunteers, community outreach, and day to day operations. One of his favorite things about his job is being out in the community and leading our local outreach. Whether it is picking up trash or tutoring children, he is passionate about showing God’s love.
He and his wife, Michelle, enjoy raising their two boys in Bonita Springs. You can find them on the beach, fishing, and building with Legos. The least favorite thing for their boys to do is take pictures.
Nothing inspires Elizabeth more than hearing the church lift their voices in worship to an amazing God. Her passion for God and music began at an early age where she attended church with her mom and grandma and started reading from hymnals. Her fondest childhood memories center around her family, faith and singing harmonies in the back seat on road trips to Iowa. As her life began to take shape, she knew that music was her calling. After completing a Music Education degree at Florida State University Liz went right into leading youth choirs and starting a family with her husband John. Through an unexpected position at a local church Liz was given a new calling on her life to lead worship. From that moment in 2006 Liz has been a part of leading worship at a local church nearly every Sunday.
She loves being a mama to her kids Grace and John John and spending time with friends over a game of Catan or around a campfire. Her ultimate hope lies in Jesus Christ and she wants nothing more than to bring glory to His Name through her gift of music.
Hello, my name is Ellie. I've always had a passion for art and creating which has now led me to be Turning Point's Multimedia Director. As our Multimedia Director, I run our social media, create and design our graphics and give others a feel for Turning Point through photography. Photography is something that I am really passionate about and something I would like to pursue more.