Pastor James Turner, Jr., who has a heart to see relationships of all kinds healed, restored and made whole for the glory of the Lord, was licensed for Ministry on October 12, 1986. He began his pastorate at the age of 29 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas and was ordained on January 7, 1990. After pastoring Galilee Missionary Baptist Church for five years, the Lord called Pastor Turner to a greater work as Founding Pastor of Agape Christian Center, a ministry based on love, in Bryan, Texas. Pastor Turner, who’s ministerial credentials are with International Congress of Churches & Ministers, has traveled across the United States preaching, teaching, and ministering the word of God with a power packed anointing sprinkled with humor that brings forth healing.
Pastor Turner a native of Bryan, Texas, who graduated from Bryan High School and attended Prairie View A&M University, has frequently been an invited speaker at various Texas A & M University student organizations’ events and conferences including the Xi Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the M.E.D.A.L.S conference. Pastor Turner has served as Humana Hospital Chaplin, Little Dribbler’s Basketball coach for the local Boy’s Club, and District Overseer of Texas for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship for three years during which time he was responsible for further developing the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship of the Central District Region of Texas. Pastor Turner currently participates in “Transform BCS,” an initiative in which local city leaders engage in activities that are designed to foster better race relations in the local Bryan and College Station area communities. This initiative was launched after a young man in Pastor Turner’s congregation lost his life in a gang related shooting.
Pastor Turner has been a devoted husband since 1981, and to his union with wife and co-founder of ministry Wanda M. Turner, three children Brandon, LaTanya and Christina were born. He is a strong believer in family, faith and love which he demonstrates in his everyday life.