Pastor Joe & Alisha Turner
The Rev. Joe Turner has been the pastor at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God since January 2013. He and his wife Alisha have three children, Allison, Emma, and AJ.
Pastor Joe has attended this church all of his life and has been a member of many ministry teams, including co-youth pastor at the age of 19, along with his cousin Nick Turner, who was then 17. Joe has also been a Sunday school teacher and took on the role of administrator pastor in 2011. He was elected pastor following the unexpected death of his father, the Rev. Bobby Turner, who had been pastor of the church for 21 years.
Alisha grew up in the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Lima, Ohio but began attending the Lighthouse in 2005, the year she and Joe were married. She and Joe met at youth camp and dated for several years before marrying. She currently serves as co-Sunday school teacher for the jr. high and high school class, choir director, and nursery director. She is a former youth group leader. Alisha has many other important roles in the church that don’t have a title, such as organizer, purchaser, prayer warrior and friend to all.
Joe and Alisha feel privileged to be able to serve as our church pastors and continue on in the work that has been established through Pastor Bobby and Joe’s grandfather, the Rev. Billy Turner, who formerly served this church as pastor for 19 years. They are thankful for the foundation that has been laid that they will continue to build upon.
They consider each person in the congregation as part of their family, as all of God’s children truly are part of one another.
They love to see people draw closer to God and the change it makes in their lives.
Their goal is to continue to see people accept Jesus as Lord of their lives and be transformed and growing in Jesus Christ.