"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
Steven Knight brings over 15 years of ministry experience to his role at Turning Point. He is currently working on his doctoral degree at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned his master's degree. He also holds a bachelor's degree from Moody Bible Institute. He is married to Katie and they have three amazing children – Samuel, Joseph, and Abigail. They love to spend time together at playgrounds, parks, and beaches. Katie is a nurse and a college professor. Steven's hobbies include weightlifting, basketball, guitar, and performing stand-up comedy. His favorite verses are 2 Timothy 4:6-8, because he wants to follow the example of the apostle Paul and run his race well. Want to grab coffee? Just let him know! He'd love to connect with you.
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.
Diane and her incredible team of volunteers help children from babies to 5th grade experience a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ through curriculum, videos, and games. Diane works closely with volunteers, parents, and other ministries within the church. She is also part of the Prayer Team as well as an Adult Bible Study leader.
In 1993, Diane gave her life to Christ while helping in her church’s nursery. She began teaching in the kids ministry a month later and never left.
Originally from the east coast of Florida, Diane came to Turning Point Church in 2018. Prior to moving to southwest Florida, Diane was a Florida State University graduate with a Finance degree and worked in the Telecommunications field. After 15 years, Diane decided to leave the corporate world and involve herself in church ministry. This led to her becoming a school administrator for their private Christian school until 2018.
Diane married her college sweetheart, Bob, who is a huge Florida Gator fan. They enjoy doting on their first grandchild, a beautiful little girl named Charlotte. They raised two amazing boys, Bobby and Stephen, and have recently added a fur baby, Buck, to their family.
Greg has been a resident in SWFL for 7 years. He is a proud Father of one, Grandfather to five and Great Grandfather of two. Prior to moving to SWFL Greg lived in Oklahoma while working for a major airline. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force. Greg said “I love what I'm doing at Turning Point because it allows me to use the skills I learned in both careers to help make a great place for worshipping Our Lord. I strive to ensure the church location is functional and safe for all who visit. My hope is to make acquaintances with everyone who attends our church.”