James Turner

Eastvale Bible Church, California
Lead Church Planter
Eastvale California
Eastvale Bible Church
August 1

About My Family

For 17 years I served in a church with a rich history of building men to lead. For nearly 15 years, I led men and watched their lives be transformed by Christ. I seek men who will accept the challenge to love God and lead their families. I've been blessed with a wonderful wife, Deidra. We've been married since 1991. She supports me in ministry and has been by my side as we've raised two beautiful adult daughters, Jasmine and Jaylin. God confirmed His sense of humor when He blessed us in 2008 with our bonus baby, Jeremiah.

My family is my built-in cheerleading squad. We have been blessed to do ministry together, and we have had the opportunity to watch God pour out blessings we don't have room enough to receive. Our family is part of a faithful village that makes up the community of faith, and our goal is to expand that community.

About My Church Plant

Sometimes ministry is birthed out of adversity. When we were called to plant Eastvale Bible Church we were in a personal valley. God showed us that He can birth something great even in the deepest valley. Eastvale Bible Church is God built and God sustained. We have a community church that seeks to "Love like Christ, Learn of Christ, and Live out Christ." We want to reach the hearts of the lost with the transforming power of the gospel. A win for us is "A Soul Saved and a Heart Changed." We desire to saturate the Eastvale, Norco and Corona areas with the message of Jesus Christ. We are not afraid to get some dirt on us as we take the gospel to the hedges and the highways.

NAMB Church Planting

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Please pray for us as we try to penetrate an area with the gospel where many don't believe they need Christ. Please pray for open hearts and willing spirits. Pray that we remain faithful to the mission. We need to return to the city limits of Eastvale. Please lift us up as we seek to find a new location in the City of Eastvale.


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