Lead Pastor, Elder
Thom Turner has been preaching since his college years and has been in pastoral ministry since 1996. He served as associate pastor of College Avenue
Baptist Church in San Diego, CA for six years and as senior pastor of Barton Community Church in Boring, OR for eighteen years. Presently, Pastor Thom
serves as Lead Pastor of North Albany Community Church in Albany, OR.
Pastor Thom is a native of San Diego, CA. He studied at the California Baptist University, and Talbot Seminary at BIOLA University, from which he earned a
Master in Divinity degree.
An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Thom is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He serves as speaker for the radio and online broadcast “Hope For the Journey”.
He and his wife, Sue, an elementary school principal, have been married since 1990. They are the proud parents of two adult children, son Riley working
toward Law School and Emma, a missionary with Greater Europe Mission, in France.