Our Pastor


Reverend Cynthia T. Turner, D.Min.

Dear Friend:
I warmly welcome you to our site and pray you will be enriched and edified during your visit. Our hope is that one day you'll join us in worship, in study and in prayer. We desire to connect with you in and hope that as we build this community you feel the pull of love and joy through this personal invitation. We still believe you can build a church on the Word of God and are striving to do so. So join us!

My bio is listed on the "About Us" section of this site. In the meantime, here's something fun to know about me.

Very best,

Rev. Cynthia T. Turner


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What You Should Know About Me

Name: Rev. Cynthia T. Turner, D.Min

Husband: Rev. Jesse L. Wood, D.Min.


AKA:  Pastor Turner, Dr. Turner, Rev. Cynthia, Doc, and, perhaps my favorite from the neighborhood children where I grew up, "Rev. Aunt Cynthia"


Occupation:  Senior Pastor


Favorite Church:  Dayspring Community Church


Favorite Movies: I'm a Hitchcock fan, The Great Debaters (really anything Denzel), Love Story, Moonstruck, Ghost, anything mushy

Favorite Authors:  Zora Neale Hurston (#1), Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, J. California Cooper, Lorraine Hansberry, Barbara Brown Taylor, Joan Chittister

My Undergraduate Major: Broadcast Journalism


Favorite Food:  Tradtional Thanksgiving Dinner and anything from New Orleans and Italy

Favorite Prez & First Lady: Barack and Michelle Obama!   


Favorite Vacation Place:  Hanalei Bay, Kuai, and any bookstore


Personal Motto: #1: "It's not what happens to you, it's what you do with what happens to you that matters most."  #2: "Quitting is not an option." (Thanks, Dr. Curtis!)

Favorite Thing To Do:  Preach! (Then, travel, read, and write in that order.)

Addictions:  My iPad; Candy Crush, Two Dots, Scrabble; Words with Friends

On My ITunes:
 Lots of sermons by my favorite preachers, some Corinne Bailey Rae, early Al Jarreau, Jonathan Butler, Sade, Darius Rucker, and yes some Prince, Beyonce, Parliament, and Bootsy Collins :-)


On My Kindle: Womanist Midrash, A.W. Tozer, Oriah, The Bait of Satan, My Soul Rhythms


Most Admired Character Traits:  Authenticity, integrity, loyalty and a good sense of humor


Simple Pleasures: Long walks, big belly laughs, scenic drives, dabbling with iPad apps, Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, fresh tomato basil pizza, and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream


Social Media: 
-Facebook (Cynthia Turner)
-Twitter (@revcynturner)