Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1645 Cartersville Highway, welcomes Walter Turner as their pastor. Turner completed his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia and his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He has recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee.
In his earlier pastoral positions, Turner was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. With his strong standard that God’s Word is the final authority, he felt that God was directing him to affiliate with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. His ordination into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church was in September of 1994. He is presently chairman of the Undergraduate Department of Religious Studies at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta.
Turner is married to Margaret Gray Turner and they have two children, Claire Elizabeth, married to Andy MacMahan, and Christopher Gray. They also have two grandchildren, Caitlin and Gray. Turner’s wife, Margaret, is presently serving as Minister of Music at West Rome United Methodist Church.
Turner has served in pastoral ministry in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. He has also traveled, preached and taught internationally in Ghana, West Africa, Mexico, Israel, Athens, Greece, and in Istanbul and Selcuk (modern day Ephesus), Turkey. He has written articles for Beulah Heights University, as well as a study on the Kings of Israel. He is an Ordained Teaching Elder in the Evangelical Church and has served on numerous Presbytery and general church committees. He was elected to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers in 2006.
His greatest love is preaching, teaching and interacting with people. He feels God has placed him just where he is supposed to be in this day and hour. He is excited to have been called to serve Covenant Presbyterian Church and expects God to lead Covenant into its greatest years.