Hello! My Name is Michael Turner, and as Associate Pastor of Music and Worship it is my privilege to introduce to you the Praise and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church. Our goal is a simple one. Revelation 4:11 says, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Our goal is to please God and bring glory and honor to Him. We were created to worship God. And as believers our redemption should bring us into a life-style of worship (Romans 12:1-2). A proper relationship with the Lord Jesus leads us to share our faith in an active and verbal way. Therefore fulfilling 1 Peter 2:9 which says, "you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, ...that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
At First Baptist we desire to provide musical activities that give the body of Christ opportunities to lead in and to be a part of worship. It is our desire to lead God's people in worship that has it's foundation on a clear understanding of God's word. Jesus says in John 4:23 "For such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers." We have been redeemed so that God may receive worship - so that our lives might glorify Him."
I pray that you will consider using your skills in worship and praise, either vocally or instrumentally, as you serve the savior in service and worship to and through the church; the body of Christ. If you wish to check us out further, then look at our music ministries page and see what opportunities await those who desire to serve the Lord through the Worship Ministry.
Michael joined the ministry team of FBC in August of 2001. He received his Master of Church Music from Southwestern Seminary in 1982. His undergraduate studies were completed at Texas Tech where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree.