is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Turning Point Church, in McDonough GA. Michael is known for his relevant teaching style, his passion for building strong, God-first families and his heart to see the fatherless restored. He has an earnest desire for helping people identify their gifts and passion to fulfill their God-given purpose.

He and his wife Charla have three children and live in McDonough, Georgia where they launched Turning Point Church in 2003.

Michael released his first book called “Watch Me Daddy – the Cry of the Generations”, which speaks to the fatherless crisis in our culture and how God is restoring generations.


Charla Turner is the wife of Lead Pastor Michael Turner and the Co-Founder of Turning Point Church.

She was raised in the local church, but did not fully surrender her life to Christ until she was a young adult. The pain that Charla experienced as a result of an unsurrendered heart drove her to the grace of God and she has never looked back. Charla has a heart to see all generations reach their full potential and to live a God-first life.

Charla hosts Glisten, an annual women’s conference which was born out of her desire to see women filled with the love of Jesus Christ and to share that love with others. Glisten provides an occasion for women to share the love of God by giving them opportunities to support the fight against human trafficking locally, nationally and internationally. Charla has connected Turning Point to ministries such as SHE Rescue, A-21, and Living Water for Girls.

Charla has a degree in Family and Consumer sciences from the University of Georgia. She enjoys speaking, teaching, and leading. She loves spending time with her husband and her three brilliant children who are destined to change the world for the glory of God.

Ben McDonald
Ben McDonaldExecutive Pastor
Ronnie Kinsey
Ronnie KinseyExecutive Director of Connections & Outreach
Tina Adams
Tina AdamsExecutive Director of Operations
Joshua Hultquist
Joshua HultquistExecutive Director of Creative Arts
Cayla Hicks
Cayla HicksKidsPoint Director
Nikk Klinakis
Nikk KlinakisDirector of Worship Production
Tanya Windham
Tanya WindhamExecutive Assistant
Laura Brown
Laura BrownAdministrative Assistant
Sabrina Patrick
Sabrina PatrickResource Management Specialist
Lydia Benk
Lydia BenkAdministrative Assistant
Nathaniel Smith
Nathaniel SmithCreative Project Manager / Student Coordinator
Samantha Frerichs
Samantha FrerichsAdministrative Assistant
Jennifer Carlile
Jennifer CarlileOffice Manager
Jessica Hultquist
Jessica HultquistDirector of Events & Merchandising


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