Joshua Turansky

Haven City Church, Maryland
Lead Church Planter
Baltimore Maryland
Haven City Church
November 7

About My Family

Josh and Melinda have been married for 16 years. They have three kids: Hudson, Hayden and Hanalei. Josh is a third generation church planter who has been serving in ministry since his early teens. In 2007 he started a Bible college in Kauai. Then, three years later they returned to Orange County, Calif., where Josh led the development of a new communications department at a mega-church. 

About My Church Plant

Staring in spring of 2017, we began to gather a team of local Baltimore residents who would help us plant a church. Within a couple of months we outgrew our house and were given a space to meet in the Lutheran Mission Society Compassion Center. That location became a hub of outreach throughout the week and a gathering place for us on Sundays. 

In spring of 2018, we launched our Sunday morning services and continue to serve the community throughout the week. 

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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